1. There’s No Such Thing as a Routine Dental X-Ray Part II: Dental X-Ray Related Cancers Correlation with Overprescribing

    In July 2020, we posted a blog explaining that there is no such thing as a “routine” dental x-ray. As it turns out, one recent study concluded that many dental providers are, in fact,overprescribing x-rays. What’s worse, an alarming percentage of X-ray examinations are generated by non-clinically related motives. Given the ongoing discussions about safety and efficacy of teleorthodontics and whether there is a need for the review of the use of radiographs in providing orthodontic care, the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology…

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  2. ATDA Weighs in on the Conflation of DTC Remote Aligner Treatment and DIY Dentistry

    A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Dental Association conflated DTC remote clear aligner treatment and DIY dentistry. ATDA Executive Director, Dr. Marc Ackerman, weighed in with a letter to the Editor setting the record straight.

  3. There’s No Such Thing as a Routine Dental X-Ray. Here’s Why:

    ALARA is an acronym used in radiation safety for “As Low As Reasonably Achievable.” The ALARA radiation safety principle is followed to minimize patient exposure to radiation doses. Dentist’s should only take radiographs if they are going to materially change the diagnosis or treatment plan.