I went in for a new patient exam, part of which included taking 15 different xrays of my teeth. The technician placed a bite in my mouth and I asked her “don’t I need the protective cover/jacket over me?” She stated that with today’s xrays they aren’t really necessary and even she doesn’t have to worry about the exposure. Well, sure, but she steps out of the room behind a wall to take the xrays, so yes, I agree, she doesn’t have to worry because she’s protected. She then asked if I have had any “Cancer” scares and I said I hadn’t. She then said not to worry about it. But I did worry and I wish I would have demanded she place that protective jacket over me. I think this should be provided to protect ALL patients while getting xrays.

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