Are Your Dental Assistants Compliant with New X-Ray Training Standards?

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2016, the Colorado Dental Board revised its rules regarding x-ray training for dental assistants. This increased “machine operation exposure factor” training requirement accounts for newer technologies like digital x-rays and CBCT. As a reminder, all dental assistants or office personnel who expose radiographs must be trained through a Commission on …

CDA Comments on Proposed X-Ray Regulation Changes

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The CDA recently submitted feedback to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding proposed changes and updates to x-ray machine regulations for healthcare providers. The changes are intended to align state x-ray regulations with national standards that were updated in 2015. In response to the broad proposed changes, the CDA’s comment letter urged the state to: reject …

CDPHE Proposed X-Ray Regulations Meeting June 13

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The radiation program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is looking for feedback from stakeholders regarding proposed changes to the Colorado x-ray regulations. Specifically, changes are being proposed for the Code of Colorado Regulations (6 CCR 1007-1), Part 6 (X-ray Imaging in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Radiation Machines, Facilities and Services). CDPHE …

Annual X-Ray Fees Due April 30

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The annual x-ray facility registration fee dentists are required to pay is due April 30. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) implemented this new annual x-ray facility registration fee in 2016 requiring dentists to pay a $50 fee and update their facility information annually. How to Register Visit the CDPHE website to complete the Application for Facility …

CDPHE Seeks Feedback on X-Ray Regulations

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Radiation Program is proposing changes to its x-ray regulations, specifically Part 6 (X-Rays in the Healing Arts) and Part 2 (Registration of Machines, Facilities and Services), which apply to dental offices. The CDA is working with dental radiology experts to evaluate these potential changes and how they might affect dental practices. …

The Reality of Dental Radiation

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By Adam Evearitt, M.S., DABR From the Summer 2016 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Dental x-rays have always given patients such a small amount of radiation that its effects are considered almost an afterthought. Dentists and hygienists are taught the details and intricacies of radiation dose and its interactions with the human body, but the public’s knowledge is limited. …