November 3, 2022
Presented at the Three Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands

Radiation Safety Overview For Pennsylvania Dental X-ray Operators

2 Credit Hours

Training Objective:  Provide a two-hour course covering the generic topics detailed in Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) “Medical X-ray Procedures Operator Training Guide” (#291-4200-001, reference 25 Pa. Code, Section 221.11)

Learning Objectives:

  • Detail the basic properties of radiation
  • Define the units of measurement used in radiation safety
  • Identify sources of radiation exposure
  • Discuss radiation protection measures
  • Provide an overview of the biological effects of radiation exposure
  • Introduce applicable regulators
  • Demonstrate X-ray equipment functionality
  • Discuss image recording and processing
  • Detail patient exposure controls and proper positioning
  • Outline operational procedural requirements
  • Introduce quality assurance and quality control measures
  • Summarize regulations for X-ray Operators


Matthew Spady, HEM, CHPSE
CLYM Environmental Services, LLC

Greater Pittsburgh area of operations.  In addition, he has recently completed the requirements for the prestigious Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager professional designation (HEM), and the Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert designation (CHPSE). Mr. Spady is also pioneering plastics recycling in the dental world, to achieve a less then 10 percent waste accumulation for participating offices. Clym environmental recently achieved accreditation though NAID for secure document destruction, and is not AAA certified.

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Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.