BDA Qualification in Dental Radiography
The BDA is delighted to introduce it's own qualification in dental radiography for DCPs. To gain the qualification students will need to:
Gain clinical experience in taking radiographs by completing a practical portfolio.
Take a 1 hour multiple-choice exam on the theoretical aspects of dental radiography.
For the practical portfolio students must take a minimum of 40 radiographs under
supervision, which must include the following types of radiographs:
Students with access to the relevant equipment and patients may add the following radiographs to their portfolio:
20 periapicals (using the paralleling technique)
10 pairs of bitewings
10 panoramic radiographs
These radiographs are not required to pass the qualification and will not contribute to the students final grade, but will be recorded in the student's transcript to demonstrate their experience.
Bisected angle technique periapicals
Cephalometric lateral skull views
Once you have successfully completed the online course and the practical work, you will be prompted to register for an examination for a fee of £124. Exams are held online, on a set Saturday, at 10am, using a secure system.
You must have access to a PC, with broadband internet connection, to be able to take the final exam (you will not be able to use a Mac to take the final exam).
The exam will last for 1hr and consist of 65 true/false questions and 15 best answer answer questions. We will give you plenty of practise in answering exam questions during the course and you will also have the chance to sit mock exams online.
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