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Washington State Dental Association

Dental X-Rays

Dentists shall use only dental X-ray systems and medical X-ray systems for dental imaging that meet requirements set forth by the Department of Health.

Registrants found in violation of WAC 246-225A-090 (1)(f) or (2) shall comply with the following quality assurance requirements for a minimum of three months:

  • (1) Conduct an acceptable quality assurance program that includes weekly tests of manual and automatic film processing to include:
    (a) Density and contrast on test films; and
    (b) Action taken when test film density or contrast falls below 15 percent of initial reference levels.
  • (2) Keep a written or computer log of all periodic quality assurance testing covered in subsection (1) of this section, including test films, from the proceeding twelve months for inspection by the department.
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