1105 - Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today's Dental Team

Author/Editor: Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS

This summary demonstrates how the study of radiation biology began and how radiation safety and protection measures evolved from early research efforts to formally established organizations that examine leading scientific thought and provide guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurement. The subsequent information will provide an overview of radiation biology and the safety and protection measures that the dental assistant can implement to reduce radiation exposure to dental patients as well as minimize occupational exposure. This information applies to both film-based and digital radiography.

CE Credits: 5
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: Currently Under Review


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