A qualified dental nurse who is awarded the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography will be able to act under prescription as an IR(ME)R operator, in order to safely take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs of patients. The additional skills acquired, together with the knowledge gained, will enhance your CV and bring benefits to your employer and to patients.
Dental radiographs are commonly called X-rays.
Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities.
A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of X-ray radiation which penetrates oral structures at different levels, depending on varying anatomical densities, before striking the film or sensor.
Teeth appear lighter because less radiation penetrates them to reach the film. Dental caries, infections and other changes in the bone density, and the periodontal ligament, appear darker because X-rays readily penetrate these less dense structures. Dental restorations may appear lighter or darker, depending on the density of the material.
The NEBDN Dental Radiology course takes place in the prestigious location of The BDA (British Dental Association), 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS. The BDA is situated moments from Harley St., the premiere dental destination in London. The BDA is conveniently sited within an easy walking distance (5-10) minutes from Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Baker Street underground stations.
Application and information
Complete the application form, and email to Becky Madigan, Admissions Director, [email protected] or call her on 020 7205 2299
If you have any questions regarding the Certificate in Dental Radiography course please call 0207 205 2299
Achieve your NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography with SmileWisdom. Our dental nursing courses are accredited by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). Our students have an outstanding record of achievement in passing the examination.
The SmileWisdom Dental Radiography course is suitable for GDC Registered dental nurses who currently assist, or will shortly be assisting in the field of dental radiography.
The course is idea for dental nurses who would like to be more involved with patient care and would like to support their dentists in the diagnosis and treatment planning by providing good diagnostic radiographs.
To enrol in the course you will need:
- To be a registered dental nurse with the General Dental Council ( GDC) or Irish Dental Council (IDC)
- To be able to assist in sufficient dental Radiography procedures to carry out the completion of the Record of Competence (RoC)
- To have a supportive employer to supervise your Record of Competence (RoC) completion
- To have a valid first Aid / Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate of completion
- Be competent in written and spoken English to able to communicate effectively with patients, their families and dental and healthcare professionals
- To be self motivated
This is a 90-minute written examination composed of two sections:
- Part A – 60 multiple choice questions (MCQ)
- Part B – 15 extended matching questions (EMQ)
Examinations are held twice a year in March and September.
Award of qualification
In order to be awarded this qualification, you must:
- Complete and satisfy the requirements of the Record of Competence
- Pass the examination.
National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)
Your practice must be willing to allow you to take radiographs and supervise you in doing so.