Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment, Second edition, sets standards for the safe use of X-ray equipment within dental practice. It is co-published by Public Health England and the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK, and endorsed by the College of General Dentistry.
Since the publication of the first edition in 2001, technological advances have been made in dental X-ray equipment and imaging techniques, radiation protection legislation has been revised and professional best practice guidelines updated. To reflect this, the second edition of the Guidance Notes has been completely revised and updated.
Presenting the definitive, detailed and comprehensive recommendations in a logically ordered and intelligible format, the new edition is designed as a reference for the whole primary care dental team.
The guidance was produced by a working party led by Public Health England, and consisting of regulatory bodies, professional bodies representing dentistry and radiation protection, consultant dental radiologists and general dental practitioners.