One size does not fit all...
When using radiography during pediatric dental procedures remember:
· Select x rays for individual’s needs, not merely as a routine
· Use the fastest image receptor possible: E- or F-speed film or
· Collimate beam to area of interest
· Always use thyroid collars
· Child-size the exposure time
· Use cone-beam CT when appropriate
· Use dose cone-beam CT option if available and appropriate
So when we image, let us image gently: More is often not better.