Some dental nurse roles are more likely to need radiography skills, such as an orthodontic dental nurse, implant dental nurse, oral surgery dental nurse and periodontal dental nurse to name a few. If your future plans are to move into these jobs, then it would be worth investing 6 months of your time to add this qualification to your skills set and CV.
Essentially, taking the radiography course gives you highly valued skills, grows your confidence and opens doors of opportunity for your future career.
In order to safely take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs of your patients you will need to undertake a Dental Radiography postgraduate course which you can complete in just 6 months and makes you an IR(ME)R operator.
During our course you will learn everything there is to know about radiology including patient and your safety, setting up for different views and treatments, exposure. Plus vitally, how to interpret the radiograph which will give you extra knowledge in identifying possible carries, abscesses and evaluate a patient’s oral health, which you can then discuss with your dentist. For more information see our course syllabus.