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Dental Radiography ​

Radiographs* (X-rays) are necessary for the evaluation and diagnosis of many oral conditions and diseases. The Dental Radiography Standards & Guidelines were approved and published in September 2015, and articulate CDSBC’s expectations for registrants regarding dental radiation (including the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in dentistry).

*For the purpose of this document radiographs includes images


Dental Radiography Standards & Guidelines

Key Points

  • The principles contained in these standards apply to all radiography and not one specific technology
  • The document sets out:
    - the requirements for who can prescribe and interpret radiographs
    - the six guiding principles for dental radiography
    - three core documents that must be followed by registrants who use dental radiography
  • Highlights from the SEDENTEXCT project’s Evidence-Based Guidelines on CBCT for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology are included as an appendix