Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
All persons who operate or permit the operation of dental radiographic
equipment shall comply with following operating procedures:
1. No individual other than the patient being
x-rayed shall be in the path of the useful beam;
2. During each exposure the operator shall
stand at least 1.83 meters (six feet) from the patient or behind a protective
3. The film shall not be
held by the dentist, the operator, or the assistant during any radiographic
4. The diagnostic type
protective tube housing and the cone shall not be hand held during
5. Fluoroscopy shall not
be used in dental examinations; and
The registrant shall provide personnel
monitoring equipment to and require that it be worn by each individual who
enters a controlled area and receives or is likely to receive a dose in excess
of 25 millirems in any period of seven consecutive days.
i. Each personnel monitoring device shall be
assigned to and worn by only one person.
ii. Records of radiation exposure derived
from the personnel monitoring device shall be kept in accordance with the
requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:28-8.
iii. The registrant shall keep the personnel
monitoring records at the facility. These records shall be kept in accordance
with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:28-8. These records or true copy of same
shall be produced for review by the Department during an inspection, and shall
be submitted to the Department upon request.
iv. The personnel monitoring records shall be
available to the employees.