Dental Cone Beam 2A

 13/04/2023 - 14/04/2023    


 10 CPD Approved

Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of how to reference legislation as well as the responsibilities around CBCT implementation and operation.

Book Now Closing date: 06 April 2023


Delivered by Dr Neil Heath, a Consultant Radiologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, this 2-day course will enable participants to begin safely interpreting their own CBCT scans having been introduced to what normal 3D anatomy looks like. Delegates will then understand when to refer on for a level 3 expert radiological or surgical opinion should an anomaly or significant pathology arise.

Images from a number of CBCT scanners will be presented in the formal lectures and the software that the delegates learn to drive in the workshop is kindly provided by our sponsor, Dentsply Sirona.

The course follows a logical path through the given material and is punctuated with reflective sessions and workshop software demonstrations.  Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of how to reference legislation as well as the responsibilities around CBCT implementation and operation.

Both days will offer an interactive, delegate centred approach to delivery with focused reflection and discussion.  We aim to provide an engaging, relaxed educational environment utilising blended teaching. 

Please note: pre-course reading will be expected and in-course and post-course reflection actively encouraged.

At the end of the 2-day course, an initial Level 2A certificate will be issued.  In order to complete certification, attendance at the follow up Level 2B on Friday 11 August 2023 course is required.  For information and to book your place on the Level 2B Certification please contact the course coordinator.



  • Provide dental clinicians with an introduction and overview of CBCT in order to comply with current guidelines. This will build on any standard IRMER course and CBCT (level 1) training already undertaken.
  • Allow delegates to make decisions on CBCT that are safe and informed with respect to justification and interpretation.
  • Give the dentist a structure and the tools (`higher order` thinking) to report a CBCT safely. (see below)

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the session(s) delegates will be able to:

  • Safely refer and justify CBCT (IRMER Referrer and Practitioner roles) and communicate with other clinicians who may be involved in the patient imaging pathway.
  • To operate the CBCT scanner safely in the IRMER Operator role if appropriate and know when to ask for advice (building on initial manufacturers teaching).
  • Lead the dental team in terms of championing good radiological practice and encourage robust QA and audit (quality improvement)
  • Utilise/ comply with the current radiation protection legislation surrounding CBCT
  • Assess the available radiation dosages involved when utilising CBCT and explain these to the patient if asked to do so (in general/ realistic terms).
  • Recognise normal 3D CBCT anatomy and appreciate common pathologies that may appear in the small and larger CBCT field of view (FOV).
  • Structure a CBCT report (IRMER Operator (Reporter role) for those using small volume CBCT and know when to refer for `level 3` advice.
  • Refer ` CBCT acquisitions` for a specialist radiological opinion where necessary.
  • Enthuse and lead their clinical teams to promote imaging excellence.

GDC development outcomes

A, B and C





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Esther Malcolm

 0141 465 7283

 Email Coordinator