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Where can I find informatin on dental x-rays and their radiation concerns?

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In brief: Radiography texts

Information on dental xrays and health concerns can be found in medical libraries and dental radiography text books.
Dental x-rays, if taken correctly, don’t expose you to any more radiation than what you might receive from the environment over a period of hours, or days, depending on where they are. This isn’t to minimize the risks of radiation, but to give you a sense of perspective.

In brief: Radiography texts

Information on dental xrays and health concerns can be found in medical libraries and dental radiography text books.
Dental x-rays, if taken correctly, don’t expose you to any more radiation than what you might receive from the environment over a period of hours, or days, depending on where they are. This isn’t to minimize the risks of radiation, but to give you a sense of perspective.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Offices that use digital X-ray systems , help you reduce the radiation levels to almost 10-20% of conventional film based X-rays, I you want to really reduce the levels, call around and visit a Dental office that offers digital X-rays.
Dr. Stanley Siu
"Take into account that digital sensors are more sensitive to radiation and require 50 to 80 per cent less of a radiation dose than film.* Even though we are using less radiation, the lead aprons are still needed to protect patients." http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CJMBEBYwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpublicsafety.tufts.edu%2Fehs%2Ffiles%2FDentalRadiographySafety20080405100354.ppt&ei=Vl60T7ycJcmdiALcg9XHAg&usg=AFQjCNHfj7-UrzTQ5168HE3n_cMlLicahQ&sig2=HgKocfRUzrtJCe8sgSeGGg
Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry

In brief: Google

Also look up digital x-rays.

In brief: Google

Also look up digital x-rays.
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