Dental Cone Beam 2A

Dental Cone Beam 2A

04 March - 05 March 2021


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  • Delivered by Dr Neil Heath, a Consultant Radiologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, this 2-day course will enable participants to begin safely interpreting their own CBCT scans having been introduced to what normal 3D anatomy looks like. Delegates will then understand when to refer on for a level 3 expert radiological or surgical opinion should an anomaly or significant pathology arise.

    Images from a number of CBCT scanners will be presented in the formal lectures and the software that the delegates learn to drive in the workshop is kindly provided by our sponsor, Dentsply Sirona.

    The course follows a logical path through the given material and is punctuated with reflective sessions and workshop software demonstrations. Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of how to reference legislation as well as the responsibilities around CBCT implementation and operation.

    Both days will offer an interactive, delegate centred approach to delivery with focused reflection and discussion. We aim to provide an engaging, relaxed educational environment utilising blended teaching.

    Please note: pre-course reading will be expected and in-course and post-course reflection actively encouraged.

    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 4 June 2021 is required.

    Further information and the opportunity to book your place on the Level 2B Certification course will be available shortly.


    1. Provide dental clinicians with 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.
    2. Allow delegates to make decisions on CBCT that are safe and informed with respect to justification and interpretation.
    3. Give the dentist a structure and the tools (`higher order` thinking) to report a CBCT safely. (see below)

    Intended learning outcomes

    At the end of the session(s) delegates will be able to:

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

    GDC development outcomes

    A, B and C

    Suitable for:

    • Dental Care Professionals
    • Dental Undergraduates
    • Dentists Outside the UK
    • Dental Foundation / Vocational / Core Trainees
    • Primary Care / General Dental Practitioners
    • Dental Specialty Trainees
    • Dental Specialists / Consultants
  • 04 March

    Registration Day 1

    04 March


    04 March

    Introduction - Setting the Scene

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    'Knowing what you don’t know?'- Presentation 1

    04 March

    CBCT – Introduction to Imaging Anatomy

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    Oral and Maxillofacial Region/Paranasal Sinuses/Base of Skull - Presentation 2

    04 March

    Morning Break

    04 March

    Morning CBCT Workshop - Day 1

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    How to Drive CBCT Software

    04 March

    Lunch Break

    04 March

    Image interpretation skills

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    'Seeing Things' - Presentation 3

    04 March

    Afternoon CBCT Workshop - Day 1

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    Image Report Writing

    04 March

    Afternoon Break

    04 March

    Reflection Exercise, Questions and Clean Up Day 1

    05 March

    Registration Day 2

    05 March

    Welcome Day 2

    05 March

    CBCT Radiation Rules and Regulations

    A Look at Current Guidelines - Presentation 4

    05 March

    Morning Break Day 2

    05 March

    Morning CBCT Workshop - Day 2

    Driving Through CBCT Scans

    05 March

    CBCT – Applied Physics

    Presentation 5

    05 March

    Lunch Break Day 2

    05 March

    CBCT – Justification CBCT

    '2D or Not 2D, That is The Question'- Presentation 5

    05 March

    Afternoon CBCT Workshop - Day 2

    Image Report Writing/Looking Through Scans

    05 March

    Relfection Exercise and Questions
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    Member Registrations £695
    Non-Member Registrations £800

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Closing date: 06 March 2021


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