Dental practitioners: safe use of x-ray equipment

Safety advice on the use of x-ray equipment for dental practitioners.


Guidance notes for dental practitioners on the safe use of x-ray equipment

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These guidance notes were originally issued by the National Radiological Protection Board in 2001 and were intended to help dental practitioners comply with the regulations on the use of x-rays in dental practices.

Published 1 June 2001