Training requirements for dental professionals under IRR17 and IRMER17

The General Dental Council (GDC) includes radiology and radiation protection as one of its recommended CPD subjects and recommends a minimum of 5 hours verifiable CPD in the subject during each 5-year cycle.

The subjects specified to be included in training are:

  • The principles of radiation physics.

  • Risks of ionising radiation.

  • Radiation doses in dental radiography.

  • Factors affecting doses in dental radiography.

  • The principles of radiation protection.

  • Statutory requirements.

  • Selection criteria.

  • Quality assurance.

Training can be carried out online providing it meets the GDC criteria for verifiable CPD which can be found at www.gdc-uk.org/education-cpd.

Who needs training?

IRMER 17
Dentist IRMER Degree
Dental nurse acting as operator taking radiographs
Dental nurses taking X-Rays IRMER

 

You can read more about radiation requirements in your practice on the Care Quality Commission’s website.

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