Overall experience excellent. Kelly very thorough, informative and Dr. Wyant presents confidence and competence and is willing to listen to the patient.
Disappointed that there was no thyroid protection during X-rays. Mentioned it to Kelly. From the American Thyroid Association:
Although the thyroid doses associated with dental x-rays have not been shown to cause thyroid cancer, it is prudent to reduce thyroidal radiation exposure as much as possible without compromising the clinical goals of dental examinations. The ATA thus endorses the recommendations of NCRP-145. However, the ATA also urges a reconsideration of the less stringent requirement for thyroid shielding in adults as compared to children. Adult risk for radiation-induce thyroid cancer may be less, but still merits efforts to reduce it, given that the use of shielding is safe and readily available. The ATA also recommends that efforts be made to encourage and monitor compliance with the ADA and NCRP guidelines and to reduce, as much as possible, the areas of ambiguity in them.