We are sure that you appreciate that under normal conditions we maintain a high level of cleanliness and cross infection control. Under the recent pandemic we have placed a few extra precautions in place such as pre-screening all of our patients and increased PPE. Some of our patients are shielding and/or are still anxious about attending, we would like to reassure you that you are not alone and we understand. If you do not wish to attend please let us know and your dentist when we call you to book you in for your appointment.
Dental X-rays should only take place after the patient has had an examination and history taken by the referring GDP (General Dental Practitioner) and an appropriate referral that complies with published guidance has been made to DSS; it is then justified by Dental Scanning Services IRMER17 practitioner.
The authority for regulation of ionising radiation (X-rays) in dentistry is the CQC (in England) who regulates the medical exposure of patients and the requirements of IRMER17.
Dental Scanning Services take safety very seriously which is why we have appointed Public Health England as our advisor.
Dental Scanning Services has appointed Public Health England as our RPA (Radiation Protection Advisor) and MPE (Medical Physics Expert).
The role of the RPA Is to provide DSS advise about protection of employees and public from
harmful effects of Ionising Radiation.
The role of MPE is to advise on matters relating to radiation protection concerning