GIF Annual CPD Membership
What is the Annual CPD Membership?

Are you a dental professional looking to gain access to a comprehensive suite of online training material? Are you looking to complete your CPD?

Our Annual Membership offers you all of that and more.

Get access to more than 55 online, verifiable CPD courses plus future course releases and new training material.

  • Automatic enrolment on all our online courses.
  • Highest-quality online dental training material.
  • All courses are written and reviewed by industry experts.
  • Certificates awarded upon completion of each course.
  • Achievements stored in your online account.
  • Annual subscription renews automatically (but don’t worry, we’ll give you a nudge two weeks before to remind you).

This bundle and many other courses are included! Click here to find out more.


Radiology and Radiation Protection Course Bundle


Five brand new courses that meet current guidelines with the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IRMER17). To meet your IRMER and GDC training requirements, you should complete all five courses.

This training is suitable for:

  • IRMER practitioners and operators.
  • Dental care professionals acting as an operator taking radiographs with a diploma or certificate in radiography.
  • Under-graduate dentist and dental care professionals looking for initial IRMER training.
  • GDC registrants looking to gain their 5 hours of recommended training.


Courses can be purchased individually or as a bundle.

When you purchase this bundle, you will have access to five radiology and radiation protection modules and we recommend you take them in the order of 1 – 5.

Radiology and Radiation Protection Course Bundle

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Module 1: Principles, risks and benefits of radiation

Duration: 40 minutes

Module 1 looks at the subject of radiation; where it is found in the natural environment and how dental x-rays are produced. It explains the risks and benefits of ionising radiation and the factors involved in reducing the dosage to the patient. There is an overview of the two sets of legislation concerning radiography, along with the requirements for registration of practices with the Health and Safety Executive.


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Module 2: Risks and responsibilities

Duration: 60 minutes

Module 2 covers the roles and responsibilities of the various duty holders in radiology and explains the concept of entitlement and its practical application. It also explains the differing roles of the Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) and the Medical Physics Expert (MPE). There is a discussion of the controlled area and the local rules surrounding that, along with an introduction to the Radiation Protection File.


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Module 3: Safe working practices and assessing risk

Duration: 60 minutes

Module 3 explores ‘optimisation’ and keeping the dose to the patient as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP), including selection, installation and maintenance of equipment. It also considers the factors involved in a radiology risk assessment and the requirements for training and ongoing CPD in radiology and radiation protection.


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Module 4: Justification, selection and quality assurance of radiography equipment

Duration: 90 minutes

Module 4 considers selection criteria and justification of dental radiographs, including requirements for reporting, image quality analysis and clinical record-keeping. There is an explanation of the use of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) and details of how to meet the requirements for a comprehensive quality assurance programme in practice.


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Module 5: Developing and reviewing procedures and protocols

Duration: 60 minutes

Module 5 is concerned with the written documentation required to comply with IRMER17 regulations. It details all the employer’s written procedures with an explanation of their purpose, where responsibilities lie in implementation, and the factors to be considered in developing and reviewing the procedures and protocols.

Apolline Annual CPD Membership