Is the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) required to contact the dental office prior to inspection of radiation equipment?
The regulations do not require DEP officiates to call before coming to a dental office to inspect radiation equipment. However, it is standard practice for DEP to give prior notification in order that the inspection not interrupt the dentist’s treatment of patients. Inspections generally occur once every four years.
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