Dental X-ray Protection Services

It is expected that all radiation protection services currently provided by the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) within PHE will transfer into the new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) with effect from October 2021. Please be assured that this transition does not affect arrangements with clients; all contracts for services and appointments of PHE in a radiation protection expert capacity will remain valid. Clients will be notified when the transition is complete and the change of name comes into effect.

Public Health England has developed made-to-measure, comprehensive services for the dental community. We provide radiation protection advice, medical physics expertise, quality assurance, CPD qualifying training and X-ray equipment assessments. Over 2500 dental practices use PHE Dental X-ray Protection Services. By following our advice dentists and practice staff can feel assured they are meeting the requirements for the safe use of X-ray equipment in their practice. Our services are offered in one easy to arrange contract. Many dental trade companies use PHE for X-ray assessments and have appointed PHE as their radiation protection adviser. We help dental trade companies to meet the legal requirements for the safe installation, relocation, modification or servicing of an X-ray set. Our service to dental X-ray engineers is comprehensive and arranged in one simple contract.