Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 10 - 2020
Evaluation of Compliance of Panoramic Radiography Prescription with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidelines among Dentists in an Iranian Population in 2019
Elham Romoozi1, Hossein Akbari2 and Faezeh Shokrani3*
1Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, Kashan University of Medical Science, Kashan, Iran
2Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Science, Kashan, Iran
3Dentistry Student, Faculty of Dentistry, Kashan University of Medical Science, Kashan, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Faezeh Shokrani, Dentistry Student, Faculty of Dentistry, Kashan University of Medical Science, Kashan, Iran.
Received: April 07, 2020; Published: September 24, 2020


Aim: Panoramic radiography is one of the most commonly used radiographs in dentistry, but the dentist is only allowed to prescribe panoramic radiography for the patient with a compelling reason. The aim of this study was to determine the compliance of panoramic radiography prescription with FDA guidelines among general dentists in Kashan, Iran.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 100 general dentists were selected by census method. A questionnaire including background variables and 27 questions related to the prescription or not prescribing of panoramic radiography was prepared according to FDA criteria and made available to dentists. Data were analyzed using SPSS software 22.0by chi-square and regression tests at the significant level of 5%.

Results: A total of 93 dentists participated in this study, 33 of whom were female and 60 were male, with a mean age of 41.5 to 9.2 years and a mean years of 1 ± 8.9 passed from their graduation. According to the results of the regression analysis, dentists in 78.5% of the first dental visits, 63.4% of the primary dental caries, 78.5% of the initial periodontal examinations, 91.4% of the cases evaluated for growth and development before 6 years of age, 74.2% of determining the anterior alveolar crest height, 82% of determining the posterior alveolar crest height, 50.5% of cases because of the ease of use, 50.5% of cases because of availability, 51.6% of cases due to concerns about the effects of radiation carcinogenesis, 83.9% of cases in pregnant patients, 53.8% of patients in good health, 69.9% of patients with poor health, 51.6% of cases by patient requests, and 52.7% of cases because of concerns about not having radiographs in patient’s file legally prescribed panoramic radiographs that did not meet FDA standards, so more than 50% of dentists prescribe panoramic radiographs when it is not in compliance with FDA guidelines.

Conclusion: Prescribing panoramic radiographs among general dentists in Kashan in some cases does not comply with the FDA guidelines for prescribing panoramic radiographs and further education and supervision is recommended.

Keywords: American Dental Association; Panoramic Radiography; Food and Drug Administration


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Citation: Faezeh Shokrani., et al. “Evaluation of Compliance of Panoramic Radiography Prescription with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidelines among Dentists in an Iranian Population in 2019”. EC Dental Science 19.10 (2020): 119-131.

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