Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed.
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Duration: 6 hours
Location: Dental Team Education Centre, 3rd Floor Dental Extension, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Caldecot Road, London, SE5 9RW
Price: £40
CPD: 5 CPD hours
Suitable for: All Dental Care Professionals registered with the GDC.


The Dental Team Education Centre is committed to protecting the health and welfare of its staff and students.  To this end we are looking to resume teaching on our post registration courses albeit in a very different format to usual. 

We are taking a flexible approach to teaching and in order to protect the health of our community, we will have to limit the amount of people inside our buildings at any one time to ensure we can meet two metre safe distancing guidelines. 

Where possible, we will deliver as much small group teaching, including clinical and lab-based sessions on the campus as we safely can. 

Other teaching, including large group sessions and lectures, will be delivered online, through our virtual learning environment and Microsoft Teams. 

Students should continue to apply for courses where they are happy to adopt the new teaching methods likely to be provided for the course. 

Students who have already applied for a course will be contacted directly with any plans for the course provision as this information becomes available.


This DTEC course is an update on recent, important regulation changes. Participants will improve their knowledge of, and compliance with, the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) IRR 2017 and of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations IR(ME)R 2017. This will help to ensure an improved, safer working practice.

Course objectives

To deliver information on legislation relating to the IRR 2017 and IR(ME)R 2017. To discuss radiation production and methods of limiting the effects of ionising radiation to delegates and others.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • discuss IRR 2017 AND IR(ME)R 2017 and their importance in the workplace
  • discuss the production of x-rays and methods of restriction of exposure to themselves and others
  • state the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor, Advisor and employer
  • state the role of the operator, referrer and practitioner
  • discuss justification of medical exposure and the ALARP principal
  • discuss the importance of dose limits, controlled areas, investigation and notification of incidents, training, monitoring, optimisation and Quality Assurance
  • discuss common film faults and how they can be avoided.

The course accepts a maximum of 40 places per course.

How to book

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. You will be contacted shortly with regards to methods of payment.
  3. Booking, Cancellation & Refund Policy
  4. Extenuating Circumstances Refund Request Form
  5. Submit confirmation of payment by emailing to confirm your place and provide your order confirmation number.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email up to 3 working days from submission.
  7. If you would like to be placed on a reserve list for additional dates in 2019 please email with your information.