CBCT Course for Referrers-Level One (Online)
Why not complete the CBCT Course for Referrers – Level One from the comfort of your own home.
CBCT is now becoming commonplace in general dental practice. As CBCT technology has evolved, we can now use CBCT in a wider range of areas in dentistry meaning its use has dramatically increased and more dentists have direct access and the ability to use CBCT. With this in mind, the current HPA-CRCE-010 document and the latest EADMFR guidelines suggest General Dentists who are involved with CBCT need to fulfil their responsibilities by completing at a certain level of education.
Current UK governmental guidance published by Public Health England and the EADMFR require all dentists who request, report or take CBCT scans to undertake a Core Training Programme in CBCT Radiography. The publication advises that a Level One and Level Two training programme should be completed. Level Two should be completed by those who wish to interpret and report on their CBCT images. Level Two cannot be undertaken until Level One has been completed. Both the GDC and CQC expect all dentists to follow these guidelines. This course has been modified so it is applicable to all the dentists who refer to a CBCT imaging site and do not have their own CBCT scanner or take their own CBCT images.
The CBCT course for referrers is for all our referrers and for all dentists who refer out their patients for CBCT. As “Prescribers” and “Prescribers who report”, this course will deliver the HPA-CRCE-010 and EADMFR-recommended content of adequate training.
This Course links to Enhanced CPD Development Outcomes C and D. The CPD provided is verified and the course is subject to our Quality Assurance Processes. For more information on Enhanced CPD please contact 0121 456 0893.
Course AimsDescribe what CBCT scans are and their role in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Explain the basic principles and limitations of CBCT imaging. Relationship of image quality to patient dose
Discuss the differences between 2D and 3D imaging.
Comparative doses for CBCT and other dental examinations
Explain the risks of CBCT and describe how to minimize radiation risks to the patient (radiation protection, optimization).
Biological effects of radiation at doses relevant to CBCT,
Risks/benefits of radiation at doses relevant to CBCT, Dosimetry -absorbed, equivalent and effective dose, and their units,
Factors affecting CBCT radiation dose, CBCT image quality versus radiation dose
How changing machine settings affects CBCT image quality and x-ray quantity
Discuss the responsibilities of a CBCT referrer with regard to clinical information for justification purposes.
Information exchange an Data Protection
Explain what clinical and disease conditions would and would not benefit from CBCT imaging (selection criteria).
Recognize normal anatomy of the teeth and supporting structures.
Recognise the more common imaging artefacts.
Explain who should provide a radiological report.
Discuss the contents of a radiologist's report, and its influence on patient treatment.
Explain why guidelines are important, and have an understanding of a dentist’s legal and ethical responsibilities in their various roles of being Referrer, Practitioner and Operator.
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I regularly refer patients to Cavendish Imaging for radiographs and cone beam CT. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and also kind.
The operative, could not have been more helpful and nice. Also, the staff I spoke to on the phone were polite and most helpful. Very happy with the visit
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Walk-in clinic was very convenient and waiting time was very short.Thank you
Came in with my daughter for her mouth to be scanned, both radiographers were really good with her, taking time to talk to her, explain things and put her at ease, much appreciated
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I was very promptly seen on arrival at the London walk-in service, the whole process required minimal time.