Radiography (DNSTART)
Radiography (DNSTART)

Secondary Development Outcome:

1.0 h

1.0 Credits


Dental Nurses

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Course Description


To deliver the knowledge required for you to be able to prcoes dental radiographs and support their production.

Learning content

DNSTART aims to provide a training pathway to allow a trainee dental nurse to work prior to enrolling on an accredited training course. The radiography module includes the topics: ionising raditation; dental radiography principles; equipment and materials; radiation protection; patient management; processing films; mounting radiographs; and quality of images. 


  • Discuss ionising radiation
  • Define radiation protection in the dental environment
  • Discuss the principles of dental radiography
  • Describe dental radiographs, equipment and materials
  • Recognise the importance of patient management
  • List the procedures involved in the processing and mounting of dental radiographs

Primary Development Outcome: C

Secondary Development Outcome: D


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