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Report No. 177 - Radiation Protection in Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Imaging (2019) This is a members only link.

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No exposure to x rays can be considered completely free of risk, so the use of radiation by dentists and their assistants implies a responsibility to ensure appropriate protection. This Report provides radiation protection guidance for the use of x rays in dental practice, including the use of cone-beam computed tomography, digital-imaging devices, and handheld x-ray systems. The aim of this Report is to provide a practical radiation protection guide for dentists and their assistants. Information is presented in a clear and comprehensive format focusing on dental radiological practices.

An overview of this report is freely available.
  • Alan G. Lurie, Co-Chair
  • Mel L. Kantor, Co-Chair
  • Mansur Ahmad
  • Veeratrishul Allareddy
  • John B. Ludlow
  • Edwin T. Parks
  • Eleonore D. Paunovich
  • Robert J. Pizzutiello
  • Robert A. Sauer
  • David C. Spelic
  • Edwin M. Leidholdt, Jr., Consultant
  • W. Doss McDavid, Consultant
  • Donald L. Miller, Consultant
  • Joel E. Gray, Staff Consultant
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