Reducing Patient Fears of X-Rays
Elgin, IL 8/31/2012 — Now more than ever patients are increasingly expressing their concerns regarding dental x-rays and their exposure to radiation. Whether it’s Dr. Oz urging viewers to avoid x-rays taken without thyroid protection, or the latest radiation news, patients are worried. As a dental professional, you understand the importance of radiographic images for a complete diagnosis as well as a preventive measure for overall good health. Additionally, you know and follow the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) for your patients. However, have you communicated this to them? Patient education is one of the best ways to reduce fears. Take time to let your patients know what you are doing to keep their radiation exposure at a minimum while still providing them with the best dental care.
Ways to reduce radiation exposure for patients receiving x-rays:
Dentsply Rinn has a number of patient education tools to help you explain the ALARA principle and protective measures your office employs. For your FREE Radiation Education Chart visit http://www.rinncorp.net/WebExclusiveOffers.html.