1. 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.

  2. Radiographs and Orthodontics: What Does the Scientific Literature Say?

    There has been much legislating by States and rule-making by State Dental Boards about requiring mandatory radiographs in teleorthodontic treatment. The ATDA has reviewed the literature and would like to share it with the public at large:

  3. Teledentistry Does Not Require An In-Person Exam First

    The ATDA has created a summary of the peer-reviewed literature in telehealth demonstrating that an in-person exam is not needed prior to teledental treatment.