This critical summary of a systematic review published in 2010 was prepared under the auspices of the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry . The aim of this review was to assess how film-based radiography compared with digital radiography.
The commentator highlights the fact that the review only searched one database ( PubMed) and had other methodological issues . In addition the overall strength of the evidence was poor in that the included studies were largely observational.
While the review itself notes a number of challenges for digital radiography. The commentator noted that it is likely that
digital radiography will ultimately replace film-based radiography and dental practitioners must be knowledgeable and prepared to cope with the advantages and disadvantages of digital radiography.