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Flemish general dental practitioners' knowledge of dental radiology

Johan Aps (UGent)
(2010) DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY. 39(2). p.113-118
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The aim of this study was to assess general dental practitioners' knowledge of dental radiography and radiation protection in order to alert the Belgian authorities and dental professional societies. Prior to attending a postgraduate course on intraoral radiology, general dental practitioners in Flanders, Belgium, were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding the radiological equipment and the techniques they used for intraoral radiography. The availability and type of dental panoramic equipment were also assessed. A total of 374 questionnaires were available for this study. 15% of the attendants used radiographic equipment that was more than 27 years old and 43% reported equipment that operated with a clockwork timer. 32% and 75% respectively had no idea what the kV or mA settings were on their intraoral equipment. 5% were unaware which cone geometry or geometric technique (paralleling or bisecting angle technique) they were using. 81% claimed to be using a short cone technique. 47% did not know what collimation meant, whereas 40% stated that they were using circular collimation. 38% used digital intraoral image detectors (63% were photostimulable storage phosphorplate (PSPP)), but 16% were not sure about the type of sensor they were using (PSPP or solid-state sensors). 61% also had dental panoramic equipment available, 25% of which was digital (10% charge coupled device (CCD) and 15% PSPP). These results clearly indicate the need for continued education on this subject. The latter is an important signal to Belgian authorities and dental professional societies.
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RADIATION PROTECTION, radiation protection, RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SWEDISH DENTISTS, knowledge, ORAL RADIOLOGY, general practitioners, radiology

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Aps, Johan. 2010. “Flemish General Dental Practitioners’ Knowledge of Dental Radiology.” Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 39 (2): 113–118.
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Aps, Johan. (2010). Flemish general dental practitioners’ knowledge of dental radiology. DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, 39(2), 113–118.
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Aps J. Flemish general dental practitioners’ knowledge of dental radiology. DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY. 2010;39(2):113–8.
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Aps, Johan. “Flemish General Dental Practitioners’ Knowledge of Dental Radiology.” DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY 39.2 (2010): 113–118. Print.
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to assess general dental practitioners' knowledge of dental radiography and radiation protection in order to alert the Belgian authorities and dental professional societies. Prior to attending a postgraduate course on intraoral radiology, general dental practitioners in Flanders, Belgium, were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding the radiological equipment and the techniques they used for intraoral radiography. The availability and type of dental panoramic equipment were also assessed. A total of 374 questionnaires were available for this study. 15% of the attendants used radiographic equipment that was more than 27 years old and 43% reported equipment that operated with a clockwork timer. 32% and 75% respectively had no idea what the kV or mA settings were on their intraoral equipment. 5% were unaware which cone geometry or geometric technique (paralleling or bisecting angle technique) they were using. 81% claimed to be using a short cone technique. 47% did not know what collimation meant, whereas 40% stated that they were using circular collimation. 38% used digital intraoral image detectors (63% were photostimulable storage phosphorplate (PSPP)), but 16% were not sure about the type of sensor they were using (PSPP or solid-state sensors). 61% also had dental panoramic equipment available, 25% of which was digital (10% charge coupled device (CCD) and 15% PSPP). These results clearly indicate the need for continued education on this subject. The latter is an important signal to Belgian authorities and dental professional societies.},
  author       = {Aps, Johan},
  issn         = {0250-832X},
  journal      = {DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY},
  keywords     = {RADIATION PROTECTION,radiation protection,RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT,SWEDISH DENTISTS,knowledge,ORAL RADIOLOGY,general practitioners,radiology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {113--118},
  title        = {Flemish general dental practitioners' knowledge of dental radiology},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/dmfr/52763613},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2010},
}

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