AAOMR president: NY Times CBCT article hits the mark
The Nov. 23 New York Times article by Walt Bogdanich and Jo Craven McGinty is to be welcomed as it poses questions that are relevant to the safety of the most susceptible of our population, namely children being imaged using ionizing radiation for dental care. It further asks timely questions on the validation of information delivered as part of lifelong learning provided to dentists in the form of continuing education required to maintain a license to practice. From my perception leading the stakeholder specialty of oral and maxillofacial radiology, one of the most important goals is to develop image/patient selection criteria that are task- and age-dependent, similar to existing FDA/ADA guidelines for selecting dental imaging on the asymptomatic dental patient for dental caries, periodontal disease, and growth and development.
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