Dental imaging procedures are the most frequent type of radiological study and provide essential information to support the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pathologies and / or dentomaxillofacial alterations. The present narrative review shows dental radiology procedures, defines concepts associated with radiological protection in these and provides a guide with recommendations to improve the safety and radiological protection of the patient and the operator in this kind of imaging procedures. Understanding that under the current system of radiological protection, it is the dentist who must confirm the realization or not, of a type of radiological procedure, keeping in mind the financial costs, and above all, consequences to the patient in terms of dose used in the procedure.
KEY WORDS: dental radiology, safety and radiation protection.
How to cite this article
UBEDA, C.; NOCETTI, D. & ARAGÓN, M. Safety and radiological protection in dental imaging procedures. Int. J. Odontostomat., 12(3):246-251, 2018.