Oregon Repeals Requirement of Lead Aprons for Dental X-Rays

You know that heavy apron you have to wear when getting X-rays at the dentist? Well, because the radiation exposure is so low with digital radiographs, Oregon no longer requires the use of lead aprons when taking dental X-rays. This is a huge step towards educating the public on how truly low radiation exposure levels are. In light of this advancement, we thought we would provide more information to our patients on how safe dental X-rays really are.

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