Whilst radiographs are essential for proper dental diagnosis and treatment, they do pose risks to team members. We take our responsibility for safety very seriously. The most important single feature of radiation protection at VetDentist are the dividing screens between the dental stations. These incorporate lead sheeting in the lower sections above which are lead glass panels. Whilst these panels provide an uninterrupted view throughout the EEH Dental Operatory, they are an effective block against stray radiation. This means that work can progress in one dental station whilst radiographs are being taken next door. In addition to the lead screens we also use lead sheets beneath our patient’s heads. This helps prevent scatter radiation – improving the image quality – but also helping to ensure the safety of our team.