Title:  How is a Black and White radiograph produced from Ionising radiation and what are the rules that govern the process? An overview of Dental Radiography for Dental Care Professionals.


Aims:- To deliver an overview of ionising radiation and the radiation protection rules that govern radiography in dentistry, to show how a radiograph is produced and for DCPs to gain the understanding that the GDC recommends.

Objectives: By the end of the session you should be able to:-

  • State how x-rays are produced

  • List properties of x-rays

  • Describe the nature and effects of ionising radiation

  • List and describe the types of radiobiological damage that can occur to the body

  • Outline the main components of Ionising Radiation Regulations IRR1999 and IR(ME)R 2000

  • Identify considered best practice

  • Describe what Quality Assurance is and list appropriate Quality Control measures

  • Explain the purpose of taking certain types of radiographs and describe what we look for on them

  • Interpret different types of radiograph

Speaker – Sonia Jones

Two hours of verifiable CPD


Venue: Weston General Hospital Academy, (entrance to the academy building via second hospital entrance in Grange Road from Bridgwater Road roundabout. Turn left at small roundabout and continue around the corner the academy is first building on the left. Car Park immediately adjacent to the academy, front and side, pay and display tickets available in the car park or inside the academy for 10 pence an hour.


Meetings are held in the lecture theatre on the 1st floor


Date: Thursday 28th September 2017


Time: Doors open for coffee/tea and biscuits at 6.30pm, lecture starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm


Fee: £5.00 payable on arrival


Booking: Contact by e-mail with name and GDC number to


DCP page at the post graduate office is: