Radiation Protection Services

PHE offers made-to-measure, comprehensive services for the dental community. We can provide radiation protection advice, medical physics expertise, quality assurance, CPD qualifying training and X-ray equipment assessments.


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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 2400 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 the 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.

  • Leading providerAs the UK's primary authority on dental radiation protection over 2200 dental practices use our Dental X-ray Protection Services.
  • Comprehensive adviceWe provide MPE and RPA services for new and established dental practices. This includes regular reviews of compliance with IR99 and IRMER; and assessments of plans for new installations.
  • Delivered by specialistsPHE makes a significant investment in its people and prides itself that this is repaid in the quality of the service it delivers.
  • Delivered across the countryNationwide coverage and a rapid response in case of an incident.
  • Radiation Protection FileA comprehensive system to document your practice's radiation protection programme.
  • X-ray equipment testingWe provide a tried and tested assessment system for dental X-ray sets direct to the dentist and via trade companies involved in installing, relocating, repairing and servicing of X-ray sets.
  • Comprehensive trainingCourses for dental practice staff that are CPD verifiable and cover the role of the RPS. Dental trade courses covering the radiation safety aspects of installing, servicing and commissioning dental X-ray equipment and the role of the RPS during this work.
  • HSE recognised RPA servicePHE CRCE has been granted RPA Body recognition by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • Quality AssuranceWe provide well-established guidance on dealing with quality assurance in film-based dental radiography and up to date guidance on testing and quality assurance of digital imaging systems.