Selection criteria for dental radiography

Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography is the leading guideline on indications for radiographic investigation, covering treatment planning and monitoring, ionising radiation regulations and best practice.

Based on a comprehensive review of all of the available data and guidance, and wide consultation with relevant professional bodies and specialist groups to provide consensus on best practice, it gives clear, simple and practical advice on the safe and effective use of radiography in practice.

First published in 1998, and now in its third edition, it covers the use of radiographs for the developing dentition, endodontic assessment, caries diagnosis, periodontal assessment, and implantology, and has been updated since the second (2004) edition to reflect more recent developments in radiography and dentistry, including digital radiography and CBCT, as well as to include expanded guidance on the use of radiography in implantology, and additional guidance on paediatric radiography.

The Care Quality Commission expects dental practices in England to comply with the recommendations in Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography in their assessments of needs and delivery of care.

It is available to view online free of charge, however you will need to log in or register an account. College members can also download the publication (strictly for personal use), and have access to search, text-select and print functionality. Membership is available from £94 per year for dentists, and from £33 for all other dental professionals.

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