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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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15th June 2018
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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.

Shelley Blane, Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Science and Social Work at University of Portsmouth


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

Please note - Immediately after the course a certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 hours of CPD.

In order to gain a certificate of competence you will need to bring with you a letter of support from your supervising dentist/mentor stating they are happy to support you with the completion of a portfolio. Once you have completed the course you will need to submit evidence of:
A. Ten supervised radiographs (Logbook)
B. A radiographic report on two sets of bite wings.
C. Two peri-apicals radiographs (1 anterior and 1 posterior PA).

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