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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging


Awareness of Radiation protection measures of Dental Imaging among Private Dental practioners in Lucknow City- A Questionnaire Survey


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Author Details: Amanpreet Kaur, Neeta Mishra, Deepak U, Shiva Kumar G.C, Priya Singh

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 5


Abstract

Background: Dental Imaging is a helpful aid in the diagnosis of maxillofacial lesions. The dentists have to assess benefits against its hazards and be aware of different radiation protection measures.
Aim and Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the dentist’s knowledge and practice about dose reduction technique and quality of dental radiographic measures among private dental practioners in Lucknow city.
Material and Methods: The survey was performed on 100 private dental practioners from Lucknow city, India. Information about radiation protection taken up by them in their dental clinics, radiographic equipment, technique & processing they used was obtained with a questionnaire survey. A written questionnaire was distributed by visiting each dental clinic among 100 private dental practioners. Dentists were explained about the purpose of the research. A second follow up was carried out to collect the completed questionnaire.
Result: The results show that the dentist’s behavior regarding oral radiology safety standards are not satisfactory in Lucknow population.
Conclusion: Attempts should be made to minimize any unnecessary radiation and to improve dentist’s knowledge about radiation dose reduction technique. Continuing educational programs can help to improve the radiation safety for the operators.

Key Words:
Dental imaging, Awareness, Radiation protection, Survey.