40mins Verifiable CPD, 1 Module, 1 Learning Resource
A presentation on essential radiation protection requirements in dental radiology, including a legal overview of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IRMER 2000).
Guidance relating to instances where Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) and Medical Physics Expert (MPE) consultation is required shall be given in the context of common practical changes in the dental field, such as new equipment, surgery layouts, and technology upgrades (such as film to digital, OPG, 3D or CBCT acquisitions).
Approaches to the practicalities of design, equipment handover and ongoing regulatory compliance will be reviewed along with caveats and pitfalls that might well be avoided!
Matt Ward, Radiation Protection Adviser, Integrated Radiological Services (IRS) Limited.
Matt Ward has worked in Medical Physics and Radiation Protection since 2002. He is an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist and certificated RPA2000 Radiation Protection Adviser. Matt works for Integrated Radiological Services (IRS) Limited who are the leading provider of independent radiation protection advice within the United Kingdom.
IRS has been providing radiation protection advice to dental practices since 1988. They remain at the forefront of developing new QA methods, advisory services, and information technology applications for the provision of radiation protection services across numerous sectors, including medical, dental, educational, industrial, utilities, construction and manufacturing.
Radiation protection in Dentistry.
Aims & Objectives
To understand the essential radiation protection requirements in dental radiology, including a legal overview of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99)
- To be familiar with the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IRMER 2000).
- Understand the relevance of radiation protection law in dentistry.
- Clarity of essential legal roles and consultation scenarios.
- Confidence to maintain a safe and robust practice in an efficient and practical manner.
C. Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
D. Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first