Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IRMER) impose significant requirements for patient protection, and as a result continuing education is essential for every IRMER practitioner and operator. This one-day course covers the principles of justification, optimisation and limitation and satisfies both the IRMER regulations and core continuing professional development requirements as recommended by the GDC.
- understand the principles of radiation physics
- know the risk of ionising radiation and the principles of radiation protection in dental radiology
- know the radiation doses in dental radiology and the factors affecting radiation dose
- understand the principles of a quality assurance programme
- understand the use of selection criteria in relation to dental radiography
- know the changes to legislation concerning dental radiology and be aware of their statutory responsibilities
- understand the various imaging modalities available, including 2D and 3D (CBCT) digital imaging, and their advantages and disadvantages in dentistry and the various factors that affect diagnostic yield.
Who should attend?
Dental practitioners and IRMER operators - hygienists, therapists and dental nurses who have already obtained their dental radiography certificate.
Why should you attend?
This course will bring you up-to-date with changes to legislation concerning dental radiography and ensure you are aware of statutory responsibilities. Ensures you tick both your IRMER and GDC continuing education boxes!
6 hours of verifiable core CPD.
About the speaker
Eric Whaites MSC, BDS, FDSRCS(Edin), FDSRCS, DDRRCR, FRCR
Eric is currently Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant and Head of the Department of Dental Radiological Imaging at King’s College London Dental Institute where he has been based for the last 30 years. He is former President of the British Society of Dental and MaxilloFacial Radiology (BSDMFR) and the European Academy of Dental and MaxilloFacial Radiology (EADMFR). Eric lecturers nationally and internationally and is author of several publications including the textbooks Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology – now its 4th edition – and Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals.
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