Dr. Paul Casamassimo Quoted in New York Times
The August 19 edition of the New York Times included an article about oral health titled Do Kids Need Dental X-Rays? In that article, Paul Casamassimo, DDS, MS, commented on some scenarios in which dental radiographs are appropriate for children. Although he cited instances in which diagnostic radiographs are needed to evaluate tooth decay, he added that the "concept of a routine x-ray is gone," because they can heighten the lifetime risk of developing cancer.
Dr. Casamassimo is a professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the College of Dentistry, and he is a member of the pediatric dentistry team at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is also a past president of the Ohio Dental Association, and a former director of the American Academy of Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.