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California X-Ray Machine Registrations And Safety Certificates Required

SACRAMENTO, California — Under Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, every person who acquires a radiation machine must register the machine with the California Department of Public Health's Radiologic Health Branch within 30 days of acquiring the machine. Thereafter, the RHB typically bills dental practices biennially for X-ray machine registration fees. However, CDA Regulatory Compliance Analyst Teresa Pichay cites recent calls from dentists who were surprised to receive past-due bills for registration fees dating as far back as eight years, and she cautions dentists that "not receiving a bill does not exempt a facility with X-ray equipment from paying the registration fees."

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American Academy of Periodontology Publishes Proceedings On Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

CHICAGO, Illinois — When to use and when not to use cone-beam computed tomography for certain periodontal related procedures and implants is the topic of proceedings published by the American Academy of Periodontology in October.

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Image Quality Focus Of Research For 2017 Ahlstrom Award Recipient

Dr. Brittany Kurzweg wants to make sure clinicians have the best diagnostic image available to them when treating patients. Her innovative research on the subject scored her the 2017 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, which highlights the role dental informatics standards play in dentistry.

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California Updates Rule On Portable X-Ray Equipment

SACRAMENTO, California — The California Department of Public Health recently clarified rules related to the use of portable radiograph equipment, permitting its use when the following four conditions are met. Compliance with the provisions listed below will be evaluated during inspections conducted by departmental personnel.

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California Dental Association Provides Answers To X-Ray Policy Changes

SACRAMENTO, California — United Concordia changed how periapical X-rays would be paid this summer and CDA Practice Support, after receiving calls from members about the changes, reached out to the company on behalf of dentists to get additional information.

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Dental Associations and FDA Offer Radiation Safety Information And Guidelines

YONKERS, New York — A recent article published by Consumer Reports cautions readers about the radiation they receive from diagnostic imaging, noting the effects are cumulative over time and suggesting all those taken may not be necessary.

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New Radiation Machine Fees, Forms Required

SACRMENTO, California — As 2015 begins, there are new fees and forms dentists should be aware of regarding the use of radiation machines.

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Image Gently Campaign Expands To Dentistry: Urges Dental Professionals To Use Child-Size Radiation Dose

Dental Associations Join Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging

RESTON, Virginia — The Image Gently campaign has developed online educational and scientific materials to help dental professionals optimize radiation dose used in imaging exams performed on children. Image Gently has also produced downloadable materials to help parents ask more informed questions of their dental providers whenever scans are recommended for their children.

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California Dental Association's Updated Radiation Safety Guide Now Available

SACRAMENTO, California — To ensure compliance with state radiation regulations, dental practices, clinics and dental educational programs should obtain the recently updated Radiation Safety in Dental Practice.

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American Dental Association Updates Dental X-Ray Recommendations

CHICAGO, Illinois — In an effort to decrease radiation exposure to patients, the American Dental Association's (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs collaborated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update the ADA's recommendations for dental X-ray examinations. The recommendations were released this week.

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