Appropriate Imaging Examination for a Patient

The dentist has several options when choosing a radiograph, and should recognise which radiograph is most appropriate for a given pathology. The dentist should also be aware of the typical radiation doses and risks associated with these options.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Name the various images that are used in the field of dentistry and explain how they are produced
  3. List the appropriate images for clinical situations and when they would be employed in primary and secondary dental care
  4. Describe the benefits to the patient of selecting the most appropriate images
  5. Identify the contra-indications of using radiation in dental imaging, and explain the harm that may result from some of these images
  6. Explain the current regulations pertaining to the use of ionising radiation in dental practice

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