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IRMER: Introduction to CBCT.


About this course

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is widely used for three-dimensional dental and maxillofacial imaging. This course provides an introduction to the subject for dentists and DCPs with radiological training, and provides 90 minutes of Level 1 CBCT training

This course is a GDC Highly Recommended CPD Topic (Radiography and radiation protection).

This course is relevant to dentists, and DCPs who have radiological training.

This course provides training for the roles of Operator, Practitioner, Referrer, Legal Person, and Radiation Protection Advisor.

CPD Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (1.5 CE Credits)

Customer feedback on this course

  • The course was very informative and easy to understand with appropriate guidelines mentioned.
  • Great introduction to CBCT and I feel more confident in knowing when it would be appropriate to consider.
  • Very useful, gave exceptional insight
  • A wonderful refresher, many thanks.
  • The educational design and delivery was excellent.

Assessment: 12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD IRMER Certificate.

Access: You will have access for 12 months, and can take the course as often as you wish in this period.

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this course is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge and understanding of Cone Beam Computed Tomography, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Course objective
• to teach the basic CBCT knowledge needed as a foundation for the further training required to become a CBCT Practitioner or Operator, compliant with current professional recommendations.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• know the principles of CBCT.
• know the indications / referral criteria for CBCT imaging.
• understand the radiological justification for CBCT views.
• recognise the more common imaging artifacts.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Development Outcomes

Learning content:
CBCT Minimum training levels | CBCT features | Patient example: incisive canal | Noise and blurring | Metal artifacts | Spatial resolution and voxel size | The axial view | Justification | Patient example: the ID canal | Sedentexct Basic Principles | Referral guidelines | CBCT roles in: Caries detection, Periodontics, Implantology, Endodontics, Extractions, Other criteria.

Show suggested PDP entry


You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
IRMER training compliance
How does this relate to my field of practice?
I am involved in dental radiography/radiology and need to know about the uses of CBCT
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Increase the range of options I can consider in radiography.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning IRMER CBCT course  
When will I complete the activity?