What is the difference between a CT member authorization and a CT facility permit?
The CT member authorization is separate from the CT facility permit process.
The permit process is specific to the CBCT machine and the obligations and responsibilities of the designated permit holder as outlined in the HARP Act and the Standard of Practice for Dental CT Scanners.
In contrast, the CT member authorization is specific to the obligations and responsibilities of the individual who has qualifications to prescribe, order, take, interpret and report on CT scans. Authorized members are permitted by RCDSO to prescribe, order, take, interpret and report on CT scans within their authorization at any dental facility that holds a valid dental CT scanner facility permit as long as they have received on-site training in the safe operation of the dental CT scanner installed in that facility.
I want to refer a patient for a dental CT scan, do I need a CT Member Authorization in order to do so?
You do not require a CT Member Authorization to refer a patient to a dentist that holds a CT Member Authorization. In accordance with the College’s Standard of Practice a referring dentist may request a dental CT scan of a patient; however, it is the dentist that holds a CT Member Authorization from the College that is responsible for prescribing, ordering, taking, interpreting and reporting on any dental CT scan of a patient.
It is possible to verify if a dentist holds a CT Member Authorization by using the College’s Public Register and the Find a Dentist function and facilities that hold current dental CT scanner facility permits can be located using our Facility Permit Search.
What do the codes “DV” and “CF” mean?
DV: Dentoalveolar is a small field of view
CF: Craniofacial is a large field of view
What is the difference between small field-of-view and large field-of-view?
Small field-of-view – a field of view of 8 centimetres or less.
Large field-of-view – a field of view greater than 8 centimetres.
The Standard of Practice says I have to complete continuing education hours in order to remain in compliance for my CT authorization. Where can I log my continuing education information?
If you have completed any continuing education, you can go ahead and log your CE points for CT in your e-Portfolio.
Be reminded that it is your obligation to meet the requirements for CE as set out by the Standard of Practice. As with all other CE documentation, you must keep the originals. These documents must be retained for five years from the end of each three year cycle and submitted to the College on request.