[ RadSafe ] Dental X-ray doses

Don Parry dparry at michigan.gov
Mon Jun 6 12:06:49 CDT 2011

We have histograms showing the radiation exposure at skin entrance.


There are histograms for the various kVps (70 - 79 kVp is the most common) and then there is data on each histogram for D speed film E/F speed film and digital.

This info could be used to estimate an effective dose.


Donald E. Parry, CHP
Manager, Region I
Radiation Safety Section
Michigan Department of 
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Phone : 517-241-1989  
Fax: 517-241-1981
mailto:dparry at michigan.gov 
Web Site:  www.michigan.gov/rss 

>>> "Otto G. Raabe" <ograabe at ucdavis.edu> 6/6/2011 12:40 PM >>>

>Can anyone please tell me the typical ionizing radiation dose from 
>dental X-rays with the curremt modern equipment?



Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu 
Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140
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