Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Dentistry (2005) - Australian Government


You may need to comply with this code if you are involved in dental radiology.

This code applies to any person performing or assisting with dental radiographic examinations or supplying, installing and servicing dental X-ray equipment.

The code sets out the minimum requirements for equipment and siting, image receptors and film processing. It also outlines procedures to minimise the risk of exposure of patients, clinicians and other persons to ionizing radiation.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

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