U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines for prescribing dental radiographs
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Note: because of the limitations of handheld devises today, the tables in this website are provided as images which may be too small to properly visualize.
The recommendations in this table are subject to clinical judgment and may not apply to every patient. They are to be used by dentists only after reviewing the patient’s health history and completing a clinical examination. Because every precaution should be taken to minimize radiation exposure, protective thyroid collars and aprons should be used whenever possible. This practice is strongly recommended for children, women of childbearing age and pregnant women.