Royal College of
Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Contact Us RCDSO Portal Login
Search Filter Options

Dentist FAQ Search Results

Based on the keywords you entered, search results are listed below. If your keyword does not appear in the FAQs on the website, you will not see a result. 

What radiographs should dentists prescribe for recall patients?

Again, the principle of ALARA applies and dentists must perform a clinical examination before prescribing additional radiographs. Dentists should base their decision about the number, type and frequency of radiographs at recall appointments on existing disease and the expected occurrence of disease. For example, dentists should determine the frequency of bitewing radiographs on the basis of caries risk assessment. A decision about radiographs should never be based on inflexible time periods alone, (such as bitewing radiographs every six months).