An update in Dental Radiography IRR and IR(ME)R Regulations

Friday 24th February 2017

Jackie Brown and John Rout

Eden Project
PL24 2SG

Aims & Objectives

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand the principles of radiation physics which are relevant to performing dental radiography
  • 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 radiology
  • Know the changes to the legislation concerning dental radiology and be aware of their statutory responsibilities
  • Understand the various imaging modalities available, including digital imaging and CBCT, and their advantages and disadvantages in dentistry and the various factors that effect diagnostic yield

Recommended Reading

  • Guidance Notes of Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment (DoH, 2001)
  • Selection Criteria in Dental Radiography (Faculty of General Dental Practitioners,
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England, 3rd Ed 2004)
  • Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology 5th Ed, Eric Whaites & Nicholas Drage, (Churchill Livingstone, 2013)
To find out more or to book your place then please email Ros Chambers at