Dental Radiology Policies
As per Subchapter 19, IQ Dental Education Limits Radiation exposure to those who are:
- Current students in IQ Dental’s Board approved Radiology Program
- Acting within IQ Dental’s Board Approved Curriculum
- Identified to the board, as filed by IQ Dental
- In a Board approved clinical office setting
- Working only under direct supervision of a Dentist, Hygienist, or Licensed Radiology Technician, board approved.
**Direct supervision as defined in the NJAC requires a supervisor to be in the room with the student to supervise and observe the procedures.
Any teacher, Instructor or supervisor in lab or clinical settings, acting within the scope of their licenses to provide direct supervision to IQ Dental students, including evaluation of:
- Students’ understanding and proficiency
- The condition of the patient in relation to the students’ knowledge and aptitude
- And approval of all radiological images and data.
All procedures are performed under direct supervision (in the same room) of a licensed
dentist, licensed dental hygienist, licensed dental radiologic technologist, or registered dental assistant with an x-ray license.
IQ Dental will assign students to clinical education sites, however, not to work as a temporary employee or to replace radiologic technologists.
IQ Dental Education will regulate the number of students scheduled at each site in accordance with the board’s approval.
All IQ Dental Education Students are required to wear visible name badges, identifying them as students at IQ Dental Education.
Students may not engage in the practice of radiologic technology procedures after clinic until licensed by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
Personal Radiation Monitoring devices, provided by IQ Dental Education, must be worn at all times, including clinical hours. Students will be notified of exposure readings within 30 days of IQ Dental receiving completed report.
- All clinical education must follow IQ Dental’s policies between the facility and IQ dental. Specifically:
- No student is to be standing in the primary beam.
- No student should remain in the room where exposures are being taken.
- Students are not permitted to engage in any situations resulting in extra exposure to ionizing radiation.
- Students are not to take part in fluoroscopic or portable radiographic procedures
- Students are not permitted to take x-rays on other students at ANY time
- Students are not permitted to hold XCP during patient exposure
- Limit X-ray procedures to patients only for diagnostic purposes
- A student may not repeat an exposure unless a Doctor deems necessary.
Student exposure to radiation shall not exceed any of the occupational limits prescribed in N.J.A.C. 7:28-6.1. [N.J.A.C. 7:28-19.13(f)13]
- The annual total effective dose equivalent limit is 5 rem (0.05 Sv).
- The annual dose limit to any individual organ or tissue other than the lens of the eyes is 50 rem (0.5 Sv).
- The annual equivalent limit to the lens of the eye is 15 rem (0.15 Sv).
- The annual shallow-dose equivalent limit to the skin of the whole body or to the skin of any extremity is 50 rem (0.5 Sv).
- The annual occupational dose for minors (i.e., under 18 years of age) is 10 percent of the annual dose limits specified above.
Students shall be informed of their readings within 30 days of IQ Dental receiving the complete record of radiation exposure from Mirion.
In the event that a student receives an exposure of 50 mrem (0.5 mSv) or greater on any monthly radiation dosimetry report, or an exposure that exceeds any of the occupational limits in N.J.A.C. 7:28-6.1, IQ Dental will begin an investigation to find the cause and prevent recurrence of the exposure. (see N.J.A.C. 7:28-19.13 (f)13 for additional Requirements.) Upon exiting the program each student will receive history of exposure within 90 days.
For all other Program Policies and Information, Please refer to the (Student Handbook)