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Should a Pregnant Employee Take Radiographs?

Should a Pregnant Employee Take Radiographs? Image

By Olivia Wann

If a pregnant dentist, dental assistant, or dental hygienist must take patient radiographs, it is recommended that you provide a personal dosimetry badge to track her exposure to radiation, according to the ADA. Provide barrier protection while operating radiographic equipment.

Utilize the ALARA principle to minimize radiation exposure. Be mindful of any state rules that may vary from this interpretation.

Read more here: https://www.ada.org/resources/practice/practice-management/radiation-safety-for-pregnant-dental-staff-and-patients

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