Image Gently During Dental Procedures
One size does not fit all...
When using radiography during pediatric dental procedures remember
- Children are more sensitive to radiation.
- What we do now lasts their lifetimes.
So when we image, let us image gently: More is often not better.
Please click here to learn more about Dental Radiology safety.
The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) is a member of the image gently alliance. Please visit their website at http://www.aaomr.org/ for more information on dental radiology. The AAOMR responds to an article in the journal Cancer. The article reported on a correlation between dental radiographs and an increase in meningioma. Please read the AAOMR's response here.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted an informational webpage on dental cone-beam computed tomography. On this webpage, the FDA is promoting the safe use of cone-beam computed tomography in dentistry, particularly in the pediatric population. Recommendations to parents, patients and health care providers to help reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from dental cone-beam computed tomography are also provided on this web page. Click here for to be linked to the US FDA website.
With appreciation to:
- Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, FDS RCSEd, DrPH, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and the Executive Committee of the AAOMR
- Professor Keith Horner BChD, MSc, PhD, Odont Dr (hc), FDSRCPSGlasg, FRCR, DDR, School of Dentistry, Manchester, UK