Dear Valued Patient and Colleagues,
You may have heard recent reports of the so called “dangers” of x-rays in the popular media this past week. We, at Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center, are very concerned about you and your family’s safety. We have been implementing the concept referred to as ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) regarding radiation exposure since we opened our first center in 2003. These principles include only ordering radiographic studies when absolutely necessary, utilizing digital radiography, providing protective shielding, and monitoring radiation exposure to our employees. Our imaging technology has some of the lowest radiation exposure levels in dental and medical radiographic imaging. An image obtained from our most commonly used imaging device exposes the patient less radiation than a flight from Paris to New York. Please know that if you have any questions or concerns regarding your care or that of your family, we will be happy to discuss them with you.
Michael L. Beckley, D.D.S
Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center