Exploring the New Recommendations for Patient Shielding During Imaging

CE Credits
1 hour

In February, an expert panel established by the American Dental Association (ADA) removed the recommendation for dental practitioners to use lead abdominal aprons or thyroid collars on patients when taking dental x-rays. What do those changes mean for practitioners and patients?

Join CareQuest Institute for a webinar — created in collaboration with the ADA — that will provide an update on patient shielding recommendations and explain the rationale behind them. It will also focus on the updated x-ray recommendations and equip learners with guidance on how to discuss the changes with patients (and their children) who have become accustomed to these practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the new patient shielding recommendations during maxillofacial imaging.
  • Examine the rationale for the new shielding and x-ray recommendations.
  • Identify strategies and talking points to address patient questions and concerns about the new shield recommendations.


Jane Grover, DDS, MPH, Senior Director Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association


Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Duke University, Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health, Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Erika Benavides, DDS, PhD, Diplomate, ABOMR, Clinical Professor, University of Michigan

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have any financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity.