Radiation and Radiography Safety | FDA Guidelines | 3 CEs
Radiation and Radiography Safety
Credit hours/CE: 3
MaryLou Austin, RDH, MS, Health Science Editor
Michelle Jameson, MA, Health Science Editor
FDA Current Guidelines
- Review criteria for radiographic screening with regard to patient medical history, clinical presentation and risk assessment.
- Know updated FDA recommendations for patient selection criteria in prescribing dental radiographs.
- Understand basic radiography technique and rationale for clinical choices in types of dental radiography.
- Know clinical methods to limit radiation exposure for operator and patient.
This course reviews ADA/FDA guidelines for radiation and radiography safety and includes recommendations for limiting exposure to radiation. FDA materials issued are in the public domain and dental professionals are encouraged to use this information as well in order to make better clinical choices for patient and operator safety.