ADA’s New Radiation Recommendations: No More Lead Aprons

Dental patient wearing a lead apron during an x-ray.

The American Dental Association just published new recommendations for taking x-rays. These recommendations include no longer using a lead apron to protect the abdominal and neck regions.

This is surprising at first to consider. However, digital x-rays require less radiation than conventional x-rays, and the recommendations for taking x-rays are more limited.

With all this, for now, we will still use the lead aprons until the public becomes more aware. We do not want to create any unnecessary anxiety.

We always want what is best for our valued patients.

If you are in need of a privately-owned, one-dentist, patient-centered, quality-oriented, and value-conscious dental practice, we invite you to contact us. . . (972) 250-2580, or feel free to peruse our doctor-published website.

We invite you to request an appointment online. . .

Thank you for your interest.

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