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Certificate Dental Radiography

Course Name 
Non Funded NEBDN Certificate Dental Radiography L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Blended Learning
Start Date

Various start dates

Duration

6-8 months

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body

NEBDN

 
Course Overview

The Certificate in Dental Radiography is a qualification for dental nurses, therapists and hygienists who are required to x-ray patients under the prescription of a dentist.  The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (IR(ME)R 2018) require all operators who are involved in x-raying patients to be adequately trained to ensure the radiographs produced are of optimum diagnostic quality and expose both patients and staff to the minimum possible radiation dose. 

An essential programme for dental nurses, therapists or hygienists commonly delegated responsibility for radiography, this course provides training at the highest possible level and is available only through approved centres.

You will receive theoretical training by attendance at taught sessions delivered via MS Teams and you will be required to complete a four-part record of experience. Lectures, assignments and practical simulations are an integral part of this course.

You will also be required to complete a record of practical competencies set out by NEBDN over a 12-week period of time.

What You Will Study

The course is set at an academic level which has been equated to a Level 4.

You will receive theoretical training by attendance at taught sessions delivered via MS Teams. In addition to this, you will be expected to complete a four-part record of competence. 

The topics you will cover include:

  • Radiation physics
  • Principles of imaging
  • Radiation protection
  • Apparatus and equipment
  • Dental films and processing
  • Film handling
  • Fundamentals of radiological anatomy
  • X-ray practice and interpretation
How You Will Be Assessed

The course is set at an academic level which has been equated to a Level 4. You will receive theoretical training by attendance at formally taught sessions. In addition to this, you will be expected to complete a four-part record of competence.

In addition to the record of competence, there will also be a 90-minute examination consisting of single best answer multiple choice questions and extended matching questions.

Entry Requirements

You must:

  • Be a qualified dental nurse
  • Be registered with the General Dental Council
  • Have the written support of your employer who will be required to allow time and access for training and validate workplace activities for the portfolio of experience.
Attendance Expectations

You will attend six full days spread across the duration of the course.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:

£1,090

Further Study

The qualification is essential for those required to take radiographs in the workplace or wishing to progress onto dental therapy and hygiene courses.

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Information last amended: 07 May 2024 16:35

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