Dental Cone Beam 2A Certification

Dental Cone Beam 2A Certification

09 May - 10 May 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • This 2 day course will allow delegates to begin safely interpreting their own CBCT scans having been introduced to what normal 3D anatomy looks like. Delegates will then know when to refer on for a level 3 expert Radiological or surgical opinion should an anomaly or significant pathology arise.

    At the end of the 2 day course an initial Level 2A Certificate will be issued, in order to complete certification attendance at the follow-up Level 2B course on 23 August 2019 is required.

    For information and to book your place on the Level 2B Certification course please click here.

    Course Aims

    • To allow dental clinicians an introduction and overview of CBCT in order to comply with current guidelines. This will build on any standard IRMER course and CBCT (level 1) training already undertaken.
    • Allow delegates to make decisions on CBCT that are safe and informed with respect to justification and interpretation.
    • Give the dentist a structure and the tools (`higher order` thinking) to report a CBCT safely. (see below)

    Course Objectives

    • An understanding / overview of how to safely refer and justify CBCT (IRMER Referrer and Practitioner roles.)
    • Where applicable, the ability to operate the CBCT scanner safely in the IRMER Operator role and know how and when to ask for advice.
    • The delegate will have knowledge of the current updates in Radiation Protection Legislation surrounding CBCT imaging.( IRMER2018 and IRR2017)
    • An understanding of Radiation dosages and how patient dose experience is potentially affected by the CBCT imaging modality.
    • An ability to recognise normal 3D CBCT anatomy and appreciate common pathologies that may appear in the scanning Field of View (FOV)
    • An ability to structure a CBCT report IRMER Operator (Reporter role)
    • An ability to refer ` CBCT acquisitions` for a level 3 specialist radiological opinion with in an appropriate timescale.

    Dental enhanced CPD learning outcomes category A, B and C

    After attending the CBCT course, delegates will be able to

    • Safely refer and justify CBCT (IRMER Referrer and Practitioner roles.) Communicate with other clinicians who may be involved in the patient imaging pathway.
    • To operate the CBCT scanner safely in the IRMER Operator role if appropriate and know when to ask for advice. (Build on initial manufacturers teaching).
    • Lead the dental team in terms of championing good radiological practice and encourage robust QA and Audit (Quality Improvement)
    • Utilise/ comply with the current Radiation protection legislation surrounding CBCT
    • Assess the available Radiation dosages involved when utilising CBCT and explain these to the patient if asked to do so (in general/ realistic terms).
    • Recognise normal 3D CBCT anatomy and appreciate common pathologies that may appear in the small and larger CBCT Field of View (FOV)
    • Structure a CBCT report (IRMER Operator (Reporter role) for those using small volume CBCT and know when to refer for `level 3` advice.
    • Refer ` CBCT acquisitions` for a specialist radiological opinion where necessary.
    • Enthuse and lead their clinical teams to promote imaging excellence.

    Suitable for:

    • Surgical Specialty Trainees
    • Surgical Consultants
    • Dental Care Professionals
    • Dental Undergraduates
    • Primary Care / General Dental Practitioners
    • Dental Specialty Trainees
    • Dental Specialists / Consultants
  • 09 May


    09 May


    09 May

    Introduction to the course- setting the scene

    ` Knowing what you don’t know?`- presentation 1

    09 May

    CBCT –Intro to Imaging Anatomy- presentation 2

    oral and maxillofacial region / paranasal sinuses/ base of skull.

    09 May

    Morning Refreshment Break

    09 May

    Morning CBCT workshop

    how to drive CBCT software

    09 May


    09 May

    Image interpretation skills

    seeing things`- presentation 3

    09 May

    Afternoon CBCT Workshops

    Image Report writing

    09 May

    Afternoon Refreshment Break

    09 May

    Reflection exercise / Questions and wash up day 1

    10 May

    Day 2 Registration

    10 May

    Day 2 Welcome

    10 May

    CBCT Radiation Rules and Regulations

    a look at current guidelines - presentation 4

    10 May

    Day 2 Morning Refreshment Break

    10 May

    Day 2 - Morning CBCT Workshop

    driving through CBCT scans

    10 May

    CBCT – applied Physics -presentation 5

    10 May

    Day 2 Lunch

    10 May

    CBCT – justification CBCT

    2D or not 2D that is the Question`- presentation 5

    10 May

    Day 2 - Afternoon CBCT Workshop

    Image Report writing/ looking through scans

    10 May

    Coffee with Reflection exercise / Questions
  • Category Product Amount
    Member Registrations £695
    Non-Member Registrations £800
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow



Closing date: 08 May 2019


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