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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 113REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTAL OFFICES
RULE §113.2X-Ray Laboratories

(a) All dental licensees, including dentists, dental hygienists or other dental auxiliaries shall comply with Title 25 Texas Administrative Code §289.232 (Radiation Control Regulations for Dental Radiation Machines) as promulgated by the Texas Department of State Health Services Radiation Control Program or its successor.

(b) All dental x-ray laboratories operating in this state must be under the general supervision of a Texas licensed dentist.

(c) All dental patients must be protected by a lead apron with the thyroid collar while directly exposed to x-rays with the exception of those radiographs where it is necessary to image areas concealed or obstructed by a thyroid collar. A non-lead apron may be used instead of a lead apron if the non-lead apron provides protection from x-rays that is equivalent to that of a lead apron.


Source Note: The provisions of this §113.2 adopted to be effective November 5, 2006, 31 TexReg 8833

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