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Registration and inspection of x-ray machines is regulated by the

a. Federal government

b. State government

c. Local government

d. any of the above

D. Any of the above

The laws allowing individuals to place and expose dental radiographs vary from state to state?

True or False


Which of the following is a risk management strategy?

a. The use of fast speed film, film holding devices, and collimation

b. monitoring and dental radiographer with radiation dosimeter

c. Obtaining a copy of a news patients radiographs from a previous dentist

d. All of the above

All of the above

Which of these comments should be avoided when talking to the patient?

We have switched to fast speed film

This exposure button sticks somtimes

You must stay still during the exposure

Im certified to take your radiograph

B. This exposure button sticks sometimes

List five aspects of informed consent

The purpose

The benefits

the possible risk of exposure

The possible risk of refusing

the person who will perform the procedure

Every patient has the legal right to make choices about the oral health care they receive. This is called what?

a. disclosure

b.Informed Consent

c. self-determination

d. liability

C. Self- determination

List five items regarding the radiographic procedure that should be documented in the patients record

Informed consent

Number and type of radiographs

The date radiographs were taken/ name of radiographer

The reason for taking them

The interpretive and diagnostic results

Legally dental radiographs should be retained for an individual who ceases to be a patient for

a. three years

b. six years

c. seven years

d nine years

C. Seven years

Both the dentist and dental radiographer are liable for procedures preformed by the dental radiographer

true or false


Failure to use a reasonable amount of care that results in injury is termed?

a. risk

b. liability

c. confidentiality

d. Negligence

D. Negligence

The courts have ruled that radiographs are the property of who?


When patients express opposition to having dental radiographs taken, the radiographer should?

a. ask the patient to sign a document to release the dentist of liability

b. consult the professional code of ethics about what to do next

c. postpone the procedure and ask the patient to return at a later date

d. Explain why the radiographers are needed and what the benefits will be

D. Explain why the radiographs are needed and what the benefits will be

A professional code of ethics

a. makes the laws that govern the use of dental radiographs

b. establishes the time frame for taking dental radiographs

c. Helps to define the rules of conduct for its members

d. protects the dental radiographer in cases of legal action

Helps define the rules of conduct for its members

Each of the following is a goal of the radiographer except one. which one is the exception?

a. Increasing the demand for dental x-ray services

b. Reducing the radiation dose used during an exposure

c. professional improvement and advancement

d. presenting confidence to gain patient acceptance

a. Increasing the demand for dental x-ray services