Prescribing Radiographs for Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists

Bev Littlemore Profile

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland4 Seats Remaining

18th to 18th Apr, 2020

Course overview:

This one-day course for dental hygienists and dental therapists and hygienists aims provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to enable appropriate referral for radiography, justification of X-ray examinations, selection of appropriate radiographs and reporting of images, within scope of practice. Delegates will also be able to confidently prescribe radiographs (within their SoP).

To demonstrate competence, you will need to complete a portfolio of ten case studies, each radiograph prescribed needs to be agreed by a mentor within your practice. You will have 6 months in which to complete the portfolio, information about compiling the portfolio of evidence will be provided during the course. Post study online support group will be established to help you complete the portfolio.

To help delegates with new periodontal classification, we will cover how to calculate percentage bone loss and how this information can be implemented in the new periodontal classification and diagnosis (staging and grading).

This course will provide you 6.5 hours of enhanced CPD (GDC recommendation:  5 hours in radiography and radiation protection in every CPD cycle).

Fee: £175

CPD: 6.5 Enhanced CPD

GDC Development Outcomes: – B, C and D

Aimed at: Dental Therapists and Hygienists

Lunch, Refreshments and Reading materials are included. Support given to complete portfolio of evidence.

Course aims:
This course aims to refresh your knowledge of current legislation and training requirements involved with dental radiography with particular emphasis on the importance of justification, limitation and optimisation when using ionising radiation.

Learning outcomes:

  • To demonstrate appropriate knowledge of IR(ME)R requirements and relevant legislation
  • To be competent in selecting appropriate radiographic images in appropriate circumstances
  • To be able to competently interpret radiographs within scope
  • To explore the requirements of quality assurance systems and the safe use of ionising radiation, record keeping and clinical audit

Attending this CPD activity will contribute towards IR(ME)R operators’ and practitioners’ life-long learning and the hours requirement of enhanced CPD.

Speaker’s Profile

Bev Littlemore

BSc (Hons) PGDip PGCert DipHE Hyg & Therapy Cert HE FAETC FHEA
Course Lead and Senior Lecturer in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy, University of Central Lancashire

Bev is a Senior Lecturer and Course Lead for the BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire.

Having worked in dentistry for over 25 years Bev is passionate about furthering the development of Dental Care Professionals. Bev has worked in general practice, maxillo-facial and orthodontic settings, community and in public health and has been teaching for over 15 years.

Bev graduated with a Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (with Distinction) from Liverpool University. She has since achieved a BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies (1st class) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management. She has completed her PG Cert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education to achieve Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently studying for an MSc in Advanced Restorative and Periodontal Practice with UCLan.

Alongside her teaching commitments, Bev is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

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