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ONLINE EVENT: IRMER radiography and radiation protection

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (C, D)
Topic Groups (Dental Equipment and Products, Education & Development, Ethics and Regulation, Radiography)
Wednesday 7 October 2020 - Wednesday 14 October 2020
19:00 - 21:15
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Paul Nixon
Booking Fees
  • Essential Member: £95.00
  • Expert Member: £95.00
  • Extra Member: £95.00
  • Senior member: £95.00
  • Non member: £125.00
  • Student member: £95.00

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An IRMER update in dental radiography and radiation protection

Wednesday 7 October 2020 (19:00 - 20:50) - PART 1 of 2

Wednesday 14 October 2020 (19:00 - 21:30) - PART 2 of 2

Plus Q&A session (45 minutes) and post-lecture online assessment (25 minutes)


Our popular day-long 'IRMER update' lecture programme delivered in two easy to access evening sessions. 

Ensure you are complying with obligations under current legislation and good working practice.

Learning objectives

Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IRMER) impose significant requirements for patient protection. This course will bring you up to date with the legislation concerning dental radiography and ensure you are aware of statutory responsibilities. Covering the principles of justification, optimisation and limitation this one day course satisfies both the IRMER regulations and core CPD requirements as recommended by the GDC.

  • Understand the principles of radiation physics
  • Be aware of the risks of ionising radiation
  • Understand the radiation doses in dental radiography and the factors affecting them 
  • Recognise the principles of radiation protection
  • Be up to date on the statutory requirements, selection criteria and quality assurance
  • Understand the various imaging modalities available including digital imaging and 3D (CBCT)
  • Understand the principles of radiographic interpretation and problems which may occur.


Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon
Consultant in Maxillofacial Radiology, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Paul is Consultant in Maxillofacial Radiology at Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He has many years of experience in lecturing on different aspects of Dental Radiology and is the author of several publications in this area.


​BDA Member:​£95
​Non Member:​£125

The above fees apply to the online version of this event.

This 'update' course is suitable for all dentists and DCPs who have already obtained their dental radiography certificate.




Development outcome - C and D

5.5 hours CPD

In order to qualify for a CPD certificate attendees must view in full both PART 1 and PART 2 (as detailed above) view the Q&A session (45 minutes) and and successfully complete an online assessment (25 minutes) that will follow the lectures to indicate a satisfactory level of understanding has been achieved.

CPD certificates will be issued by 13 November once attendance has been validated and questionnaire responses reviewed.

How to book


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Alternatively please contact the Events Team on 020 7563 4590 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

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Once payment has been received registrants will receive a booking confirmation/receipt. Delegates will receive a further joining instructions email with access links the week before Part 1 begins.

Cancellation terms

All cancellations must be received in writing by email to  Cancellations received 7 days or more prior to a virtual event will be entitled to a 100% refund. For cancellations received after this time, no refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no refund will be given.

Please note: It is not possible to book/attend just one session of this course (and sessions will not be repeated).

Delegates must attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Certificates will not be issued for partial attendance and no refunds will be given for failure to attend.

Can't make the dates? 

COVID-19 permitting the next planned 'face-to-face' date for this event is:  Friday 26 February 2021 | London

If you would be interested in alternative online event dates do let us know at so we can keep you informed of future plans.

Further information

Should you have any questions regarding this online event please email the team