GDC alerts dentists to scanner warning

3 December 2012

GDC alerts dentists to scanner warning

 

The GDC is highlighting a warning from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) about a certain type of scanner.

The MHRA has issued an alert about the Tianjie Dental Falcon device. Following tests by the Health Protection Agency it has been shown to lack sufficient shielding in the X-ray tube, which could give rise to high patient doses of radiation.

The General Dental Council is reminding all registrants that its ‘Standards for dental professionals’ says:

1. Put patients’ interests first and act to protect them.

5.4 Find out about laws and regulations which affect your work, premises, equipment and business, and follow them.

More information about this issue can be found here: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Publications/Safetywarnings/MedicalDeviceAlerts/CON173752?tabName=Problem

If registrants have any further questions they should contact the MHRA.

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For media enquiries, please contact Moira Alderson on 020 7344 3726 or malderson@gdc-uk.org