Cone-beam CT is an exciting development in dental and maxillofacial imaging.
However, the previous guidance on the safe use of dental x-ray equipment does not address CBCT as the radiation protection measures needed for this modality extend beyond the previous guidance.
A dentist referring for CBCT is legally required by the Department of Health to have undertaken ‘Core Training in CBCT’ as outlined in the HPA-CRCE-010 report. This CBCT training is additional to that already required as part of the Continuing Education and Training in radiology and radiation protection.
In line with this report, practices owning a CBCT unit or wishing to make referrals for CBCT examinations should ensure their staff are trained in the CBCT Core Curriculum.
This unique Specialist Consultant taught course offers a three day interactive educational experience focusing on the theory behind the safe operation and referral for CBCT (Level 1) and image reporting (Level 2) of both 2D and 3D imaging, primarily for smaller volume CBCT.
Completion of this course equips the practitioner with the knowledge required to comply with their responsibilities according to IRMER (Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations).
We offer a number of options ranging from the full, combined three day course, to individual sessions. Please read the information below to help you decide, or contact our team to explore your options by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our combined three-day course builds from the first presentation. Full attendance is required to allow certification. Day 3 provides candidates with the opportunity to gain guided practical experience, and time to reflect on learning before completing the course.
A learner / delegate-centred approach is adopted throughout, allowing delegates to understand the theory behind the safe operation and referral for CBCT (IRMER Referrer role).
An holistic approach to Image reporting (IRMER Operator Reporter role) covering 2D and 3D imaging primarily for smaller volume CBCT is offered.
The course is delivered in two sessions – initial 2 days followed by a separate final day a few weeks after the first 2 day session to allow reflection and utilisation of new skills.
At the end of this course delegates will be able to:
The course is run by Dr Neil Heath, a Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist at Newcastle Dental Hospital.
An experienced educator in CBCT working in NHS, academic and industry sectors, Dr Heath is passionate about delivering relevant enjoyable courses, to like-minded colleagues.
In order to book on this course you will need:
If you are employed by Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can use the coupon code NUTH at the checkout to make a provisional booking and you will need to arrange access to in-house development funding. Your booking will remain provisional until your request has been validated with a funding/study leave reference.
If you are not employed by the Newcastle Hospitals an online card payment is required at the point of booking.
Alternatively, if you are to be funded by your employer an invoice can be requested by using the coupon code Invoice.
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