Single Blog Title

This is a single blog caption

GDC issues scanner warning to dentists

Posted by Allie Wright

A warning about a type of scanner has been issued to dental industry professionals by the General Dental Council (GDC).

The body has highlighted a warning from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)  about the Tianjie Dental Falcon device.

Tests by the Health Protection Agency have shown that there is a lack of sufficient shielding in the X-ray tube of the scanner, which it was noted may give rise to high patient doses of radiation.

A statement released by the GDC reminded all registrants that the body’s Standards for dental professionals says: “Put patients’ interests first and act to protect them.”

The MHRA – a government agency that is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe – explained in its report how the scanner under typical high radiographic workloads results in operator doses in excess of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 annual dose limits. 

Before you go...

FREE Marketing Ezine Offer

Sign up to our email newsletter and receive a FREE dentist v’s beautician teeth whitening PDF to download to use as a poster or information leaflet within your practice.

We take your privacy very seriously, we won't give your email address to anyone else