Dental CT Scanner Inspection Program

The College inspects facilities and reviews patient records on a regular basis to ensure that every facility and practitioner that prescribes, orders and takes Dental CT Scans remains in compliance with the College’s Standard of Practice for Dental CT Scanners.

The Standard sets out the training and qualifications for dentists who wish to prescribe, order and take dental CT Scans in dental practice and outlines the requirements for facilities in terms of the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).

Any facility where a dentist wishes to install and operate a dental CT scanner is required to apply for and be issued a facility permit. The College ensures that any facility where a dental CT scanner is installed meets the requirements outlined in the Standard. One of the requirements is the development of a Quality Assurance Program, and policies and procedures addressing the use and operation of the dental CT scanner.

Every practitioner who wishes to prescribe, order and take Dental CT Scans is required to have their training and qualifications approved by the College prior to being able to operate a CT scanner.