An IR(ME)R Course in Dental Radiography and Radiation Protection

Holiday Inn
Birmingham Airport NEC. Coventry Rd Birmingham B26 3QW

Date: Friday 27 Nov 2020

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

CPD Hours: 6

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£99
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£118.80 (incl. VAT)
Cost including lunch:
£114+VAT £136.80 (incl. VAT)
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KEY SUBJECTS

  • THE PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION PHYSICS
  • RISKS OF IONISING RADIATION
  • RADIATION DOSES IN DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FACTORS AFFECTING DOSES IN DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • THE PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION PROTECTION
  • STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS OF BOTH IR(ME)R2017 AND IRR2017
  • SELECTION CRITERIA
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE
  • RADIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION

SPEAKER

Eric Whaites MSc BDS FDSRCS(Edin) FDSRCS(Eng) FRCR DDRRCR Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

This course, based on the key principles of the International Commission for Radiological Protection (ICRP) of justification, optimisation and limitation, is designed as a comprehensive course in dental radiography and radiation protection satisfying the 2018 requirements of the GDC and covering all the specific IR(ME)R topics, including the essential requirements of both the IR(ME)R2017 and IRR2017 regulations, as well as providing an update on radiological interpretation and the new developments in dental radiology.

The new Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 require all employers to ensure that all IR(ME)R practitioners and IR(ME)R operators involved in X-raying patients are ‘adequately trained’ and undertake Continuing Professional Development. The GDC has recommended topics within their 2018 ‘enhanced CPD’ requirements including 5 hours of ‘radiography and radiation protection’ in every CPD cycle.

Aims and Objectives:

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand the principles of radiation physics
  • Know the risks of ionising radiation and the principles of radiation protection in dental radiology
  • Know the radiation doses in dental radiology and the factors affecting radiation dose
  • Understand the principles of a Quality Assurance programme
  • Understand the use of selection criteria in relation to dental radiography
  • Know the changes to the legislation concerning dental radiology and be aware of their statutory responsibilities
  • Understand the various imaging modalities available, including 2D and 3D (CBCT) digital imaging, and their advantages and disadvantages in dentistry and the various factors that affect diagnostic yield including radiological interpretation

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Biography

Eric Whaites MSc BDS FDSRCS(Edin) FDSRCS(Eng) FRCR DDRRCR
Eric Whaites has led the Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiological Imaging at King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences (based at Guy’s Hospital) since 1988. He is former President of both the British Society of Dental and MaxilloFacial Radiology (BSDMFR) and the European Academy of Dental and MaxilloFacial Radiology (EADMFR).  He has been Clinical Director of the Dental Hospital at Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 2010. Eric is a national and international lecturer and co-author of several publications including the textbooks ‘Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology’ 6th Edition and ‘Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals’ 4rd Edition, both published in 2020. He is a former member of the Royal College of Radiologists DDMFR Exam Board.

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