Radiography in Dental Practice
Radiography in Dental Practice

Development Outcome: C

Secondary Development Outcome:

5.0 h

5.0 Credits


Radiography and radiation

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Course Description


To familiarise the learner with all the essential elements of Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000) and the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR99). The programme needs to be done in conjunction with Radiography (Regulations Update 2018) to reflect the recent UK legislation changes to both of these regulations.

Learning content

This elearning programme is aimed at all members of the dental team involved in radiography as part of their clinical duties. Topics covered include: radiation physics; radiation protection; selection criteria and quality assurance; diagnostic radiology; and UK legislation. The programme provides answers to many commonly asked questions and provides hints and tips on how to obtain the maximum diagnostic yield. 


By the end of this programme, the learner will:

  • Be familiar with radiation physics
  • Understand the harmful effects of Ionising Radiation and how to reduce risk
  • Understand Quality Assurance in Radiography
  • Be familiar with different techniaques, condepts of digital radiography, and x-ray detector systems
  • Be able to list relevant UK legislations
  • Understand the essential elements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999
  • Understand the essential elements of IRMER -  Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000
  • Be able to relate the regulations to clinical practice 

Development Outcome: C

This course meets the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 and IR(ME)R 2000 requirements for continuation training and the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council LifeLongLearning scheme.


This learning programme should be completed in conjunction with the Radiography (Regulations Update 2018) programme here



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