Course Description

Our Certificate in Dental Radiography is a qualification suitable for Dental Nurses, Therapists and Hygienists who are required to x-ray patients under the direction of a Dentist. The need for this arises from the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations.

Who this course is for:

Dental nurses   |   Therapists   |   Dental Hygienists

In order to undertake the qualification, a dental nurse, therapist or hygienist must:

Be registered with the General Dental Council

Have the support of their employing dentist to act as supervisor and validate the workplace activities for the Record of Competence

Be registered with an approved Training Provider

The Curriculum for the Certificate in Dental Radiography, approved by the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR), reflects the theoretical knowledge and practical skills which a dental nurse directly involved in x-raying patients needs to develop in order to comply with the legislation.

To achieve this qualification you will need the following

Successful completion of NEBDN Record of Competence which includes the compilation of 3×1000 word case studies

Achieve pass mark in the NEBDN final examination

Course Syllabus

  • Radiation Physics
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Background Radiation – natural and man-made
  • Production of X-rays
  • Relationship of Energy, frequency and wavelength
  • Properties of Radiation
  • Attenuation of Ionising Radiation.
  • Factors affecting Attenuation
  • Scattering and Absorption
  • Biological effects of Radiation
  • Risks/benefits of Radiation
  • Dose Optimisation
24/7 access to course content

24/7 access to course videos and documents via our online student hub

Job Search Assistance

Job search support to help you find a placement and earn while you learn

Dedicated Support Team

Customer service support here to help and available Mon to Fri 9am to 7.30pm

Self assessment and online mock exams

Self assessment and online mock exams to keep you on track throughout your course

Online Mock Exams

Comprehensive Record of Experience support pack included free of charge

Personal course tutor

Assigned personal course tutor to help you every step of the way

This is a eLearning Course

Study at your convenience from any internet connected device via our interactive eLearning platform. You will be under the supervision of our expert course tutor who will provide all the necessary support via this online platform.