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End of course summary

Video from Joanne Shaw summarising the key learning outcomes for the course, and thanking learners for taking part.
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That brings us to the end of this radiation protection in dental practice course, which I hope you have enjoyed and found useful. On behalf of the team of educators here at PHE Dental X-ray Protection Services, I’d like to thank you all for joining the course and for your comments and observations. We hope that the course has given you all the information you need to carry out X-ray imaging safely and in compliance with the requirements of UK legislation. To summarise, now that you have completed the course, you should understand the potential hazards associated with X radiation and the importance of restricting the exposure of staff and patients as far as is reasonably practicable.
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You’ll be familiar with the principal requirements of UK legislation and guidance relating to work with dental X-ray equipment. You’ll be able to apply the basic principles of practical radiation protection in a dental practice, and you’ve undertaken appropriate training should you be appointed to the role of the radiation protection supervisor in relation to dental radiography. Remember, this course is worth five points of verifiable continuous professional development, and you will now be able to download a certificate as evidence of this. Also, don’t forget you will need to refresh this training in about five years’ time to meet the GDC’s recommendations.
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If you would like some further reading, then I recommend that you download and read the second edition of the guidance notes for dental practitioners on the safe use of X-ray equipment using the link below this video. And if you are based in the UK and you need RPA or MPE advice, please get in touch with us by emailing using the address below to discuss your requirements. Thanks again for your participation, and goodbye from all of us.

Congratulations for completing the Radiation Protection in Dental Practice course!

We hope you have enjoyed the course and have found it useful. Thank you for joining the course and participating in the discussions.

We hope this course has given you the tools you need to carry out dental radiography and imaging safely and in compliance with UK legislation.

Upon completion of the course, you should now:

  • Understand the potential hazards associated with X-radiation
  • Understand the importance of restricting the exposure of both patients and staff as far as is reasonably practicable.
  • Be aware of UK legislation and guidance relating to work with dental X-ray equipment.
  • Apply the basic principles of practical radiation protection in a dental practice.
  • Be in a position to take the role of a Radiation Protection Supervisor in relation to dental radiography.

You will now be able to download a certificate of completion for the course and you have gained 5 CPD points for completing.

This training should be refreshed in approximately 5 years time.

For further reading, please read the second edition of the Guidance Notes.

For RPA or MPE advice, contact the DXPS by emailing dxps@phe.gov.uk

Thank you again for participating!

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