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Prescribing radiographs for dental hygienists and therapists (IRMER update included)

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Dentail Academy

This course will enable delegates to prescribe, justify and interpret radiographs and will also include an update on  IRMER radiography.

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7th July 2017

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Otto Sparrius B.D.S., M.Sc., FHEA Is a clinical teaching fellow and a dentist at University of Portsmouth Dental Academy. He delivers a Level 5 course in Dental Radiography.


During this course you will learn how to diagnose and treatment plan within your competence, prescribe radiographs and take, process and interpret various film views used in general dental practice. This course will also include an update on radiography and radiation protection training as required by the GDC.


By attending this course the candidates will:

1. Receive an update on current guidelines in prescribing radiographs in general dental practice
2. Demonstrate (within their scope of practice)how to  justify (prescribe) and quality assess the radiographs taken
3. Demonstrate (within their scope of practice) how to interpret and produce radiographic reports and undertake audits for quality of radiographs

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