When should I register radiation equipment?
Registration is required in the following situations:
- Installation of equipment in a new or existing dental facility regardless of how the equipment was obtained (purchased, leased, gift) or how old the equipment is (new or resale).
- Relocation within the facility or to another facility.
- Modification of the characteristics of the radiation emitted from the equipment or the protective properties of the facility. Note: shielding calculations are based in part on the occupancy of adjacent rooms. If a facility is redesigned and the walls are not altered but the occupancy changes (i.e. storage room becomes waiting room), registration of the equipment is still required.
- A full compliance inspection and re-registration of equipment every five years after the original registration of the equipment
How do I register radiation equipment with the ADA&C?
To register equipment, submit a completed application for Registration of Designated Radiation Equipment form. The application must be signed by the owner of the facility and a compliance verification report from an Authorized Radiation Protection Agency must be included prior to the clinical use of the radiation equipment.
Who is responsible for ensuring the radiation equipment in dental practices are registered?
The owner of the equipment is responsible for arranging the compliance verification and forwarding the final report to the ADA&C along with a completed registration application.
What are the requirements for owning a CBCT machine?
Any regulated member of the ADA&C can own CBCT equipment. The owner must have a compliance inspection completed and register the equipment with the ADA&C. The owner is also responsible for the proper installation of hardware and software, registration and operation of the unit, including education of the operators, storage of records, and a quality assurance program.