Dental X-ray Protection Services

RP for Dental Engineers
Online 1 day £ 335
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Who is this course aimed at?

This is a Radiation Protection Supervisor course for engineers who install and/or test dental X-ray sets, and others with responsibility for radiation protection within dental trade companies. The course is suitable for those with no previous radiation protection training, or as a refresher for those who are already experienced in this field.

Engineers following the PHE Critical Examination Protocol are required to attend this course.


What is the course about?

This course teaches the basic principles of radiation protection and the legal requirements relevant to the supply and installation of dental X-ray equipment.   Customers of the PHE RPA service will receive instruction on PHE protocols for using the test packs and test objects.


What are the benefits of this course?

Those attending this course will:

  • Learn about the nature of X-radiation and terminology used in radiation protection;
  • Come to recognise the need to keep radiation doses "as low as reasonably practicable" (ALARP);
  • Understand how to apply the basic principles of radiation protection to restrict exposure in practice;
  • Become familiar with the relevant requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and associated statutory guidance;
  • Learn about the role and responsibilities of the Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)


Course overview

The course runs for a single day and comprises of interactive talks and group exercises.   The course covers all the necessary legal and practical requirements, and the material is put into context using case studies.  Speakers are selected from our pool of experienced dental specialists and advisers and they will be on hand throughout the day to talk about any specific issues.

Attendance at the full day provides the requisite training for those appointed as Radiation Protection Supervisor. Engineers who are customers of the PHE Dental RPA service will be given training in the use of PHE test packs and test objects and there is an opportunity to discuss the PHE RPA service.

Training Course Dates

25 May 2021 1 day Online £ 335
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