A comprehensive insight into radiation dose and the factors affecting doses in dentistry, the risks of ionising radiation, the principles of radiation protection with emphasis on quality assurance, the statutory requirements and radiography selection criteria guidelines.
Topics covered include:
How 2D films/digital images and 3D digital images are created;
The equipment involved and the radiation doses delivered;
Practical aspects of dose reduction and dental radiography;
Quality assurance programme implementation;
The bodies that can act as proxy-decision makers;
Current guidance in relation to the clinical use of dental radiography equipment.
On completion you will understand the:
practical aspects of dose reduction;
implementation of quality assurance programme in dental practice;
rules and regulations governing dental radiology in the UK;