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SANTOS, Ricardo Andrade; MIRANDA, Antônio Carlos de  and  SILVA, Edna da Costa. Radioprotection norms and the use of individual protection equipments from the view of surgeon-dentists. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.2, pp.3125-3127. ISSN 1678-4561.

ABSTRACT Although the odontology professional recognizes the existence of norms most of them had not demonstrated to perceive the fair and precise need of clarification. The perception lack displays to some problems as: lack of information on the necessity of accomplishment of periodic medical examinations of the professionals, lack of knowledge in the correct use of the equipment of rays-x, unfamiliarity of the necessity of periodic calibration of the device of rays-x, the inefficiency in the fulfilment of the radiation protection norms, the inadequate use of the equipment of individual protection (EPI) and absence of a manual of norms of the professional activities. Based in these results it can be concluded that the surgeon-dentists do not withhold the necessary knowledge on the norms of radiation protection and the correct use of the equipment of individual protection. Thus the implementation of a continued education program based on the reality of the dentist professional will be able to solve chronic problems identified in this study in the fulfilment of the requirements of the similar norms of radiation protection, and providing safe manuscript of the equipment of rays-x in the dentistry offices.

Keywords : X-rays; Surgeon-dentists; Equipment of individual protection; Norms; Radiation protection.

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