Dental Apron

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Model Number – NH-77332

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A dental apron, also known as a lead apron or radiation apron, is a protective garment worn by patients during dental X-ray procedures.

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Dental Apron

With a cut hole, 40X60cm, one layer tissue paper 18g/sq.m (±2g) + one layer PE film 12g/sq.m (±1g), 100pcs/bag

A dental apron, also known as a lead apron or radiation apron, is a protective garment worn by patients during dental X-ray procedures. It is designed to provide a shield against ionizing radiation, primarily protecting the patient’s torso and reproductive organs from exposure to X-rays. Here’s how a dental apron is used within dental settings:

  1. Radiation Protection: The primary purpose of a dental apron is to protect the patient from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation during dental X-ray examinations. Ionizing radiation has the potential to damage living tissues, and the use of a lead apron helps minimize the risk.

  2. Lead-Lined Material: Dental aprons are typically made with a lead-lined material, often lead rubber, which effectively absorbs and attenuates X-rays. The lead content in the apron serves as a barrier that prevents X-rays from penetrating the body.

  3. Targeted Protection: Dental aprons are designed to provide targeted protection to specific areas of the body, especially the thyroid gland, chest, and reproductive organs. These areas are particularly sensitive to radiation exposure.

  4. Secure Fit: Dental aprons are usually adjustable and come with ties or Velcro straps to ensure a secure and comfortable fit for the patient. This helps keep the apron in place during the dental X-ray procedure.

  5. Patient Comfort: While providing necessary protection, dental aprons are designed to be lightweight and flexible, ensuring that patients can comfortably wear them during dental imaging procedures. This contributes to a positive patient experience.

  6. Child-Sized Aprons: In pediatric dentistry, smaller-sized dental aprons are available to accommodate the smaller stature of children. It is essential to use appropriately sized aprons to ensure effective protection for all patients.

  7. Usage During Intraoral and Extraoral X-rays: Dental aprons are commonly used during both intraoral and extraoral X-ray procedures. Intraoral X-rays involve imaging individual teeth, while extraoral X-rays capture a broader view of the oral and facial structures.

  8. Easy Removal: Dental aprons are easy to put on and take off, facilitating a smooth workflow for dental professionals. Patients are typically assisted in wearing and removing the apron before and after X-ray procedures.

  9. Cleaning and Maintenance: Dental aprons are often covered with a protective, easy-to-clean material, making them suitable for disinfection between uses. Proper maintenance ensures that the apron remains in good condition.

It’s important to note that while dental aprons provide effective protection for the upper body, other protective measures, such as thyroid collars and leaded glasses, may be used in combination for additional shielding. Dental professionals follow established radiation safety protocols to ensure that patients receive the necessary diagnostic information while minimizing radiation exposure risks.



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