Level 1 Dental CBCT for Referrers

Monday 10th February 2020

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drinks from 5:45pm Lecture starts at 6pm

3 hrs vCPD

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Level 1 Dental CBCT for Referrers

by Dr Nicky Lyle Consultant Radiologist


Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is increasingly common in general dental practice owing to its predictability in the diagnosis of pathology and aiding treatment planning and facilitating guided surgery.

This course is based on the Level 1 training criteria published in the latest European EADMFR guidelines and aims to help participants fulfil their legal and ethical responsibilities.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • describe what CBCT scans are and their role in diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • explain the basic principles and limitations of CBCT imaging.
  • discuss the differences between 2D and 3D imaging.
  • explain the risks of CBCT and describe how to minimize radiation risks to the patient (radiation protection, optimization). 
  • discuss the responsibilities of a CBCT referrer with regard to clinical information for justification purposes. 
  • 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.

Hartog Study Club

We'd love you to come along to one of our thriving Hartog Dental Events, with lively debates and exchange of knowledge it’s a great way to get to know us and acquire your vCPD.

Hartog Dental Events has had speakers from organisations such as the BDA and Dental Protection and promises to cover a wide variety of verifiable CPD from CBCT interpretation, child protection, IR(ME)R, orthodontics, perio/endo lesions and whitening treatments to hypnotherapy, meditation and complementary dentistry.