Just a note to add to the concerns on the increase of Thyroid cancer and dental x-rays.
The thyroid collar is an important aspect we always use but only taking the necessary films is key too. The best reduction in films comes from what we do best. That is great modern technology! Digital xrays provide up to 90 % less radiation ….. That is such an improvement that many dental schools in the United States dont even use Dental Aprons as there is no Scatter radiation that you need to worry about when using digital. I still feel for peace of mind it is a good idea and all our patients experience the best and safest care.
By Dr. Hamin and Team:)