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Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 09:00 to 15:15 (BST)

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Dental Radiography and Radiation Protection

IR(ME)R - 5 hours CPD

Who should attend? 

Dental practitioners and IRMER operators - hygienists, therapists and dental nurses who have already obtained their dental radiography certificate.  

IR(ME)R stands for Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Europe)

Why should you attend?

This course will bring you up to date with changes to legislation concerning dental radiography and ensure you are aware of statutory responsibilities. Ensures you fully cover both your IR(ME)R 2000 and General Dental Council  continuing education requirements for the recommended subjects of Radiography and Radiation Protection CPD.  Teas, cakes  and lunch provided!

This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 5 hours of verifiable CPD 


This course will cover all aspects of Radiography and Radiation Protection as mentioned in the Guidance Notes for General Dental Practitioners by the GDC. These are:

Radiation Physics

Risks of ionising radiation

Radiation dose in dental radiography

Factors affecting the dose in dental radiography

The principles of Radiation Protection

Statutory requirements

Quality Assurance

Selection Criteria

The course will also cover the aspects of new imaging modalities including CBCT


The participants at the end of course will fulfil the requirements of the IR(ME)R 2000 and the GDC recommended subject of Radiography and Radiation Protection

Your Speaker:


Dr J Makdissi better known as Jimmy qualified in 1993 with DDS and completed a postgraduate diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1995. He completed his Master of Medical Sciences degree (MMedSc) in Oral Surgery in 1996 from Queen's University in Belfast.

He then worked as a Senior House Officer in Leeds, Belfast and Cork. During this time, he obtained his Fellowship of Dental Surgery (FDSRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999.

Jimmy joined Guy's Hospital in 2000 as a specialist registrar in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology where he spent 4 years after which he obtained his Diploma of Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists (DDR RCR) and was awarded his certificate of completion of specialist training (CCST) in 2004.

Subsequently, he joined Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts and the London NHS Trust where he has been working as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Jimmy delivers a number of lectures, seminars and practical classes to undergraduate BDS students, contributes to the design of the In Course Assessment and writes exam questions. He supervises Selective Study Modules for undergraduate BDS students, delivers didactic and clinical teaching to postgraduate students in many disciplines, senior house officers and medical and dental Specialist Registrars.

He served on the education committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology which published its report on undergraduate education in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology in the Journal of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology.

He has been an invited speaker on number of national conferences (British Dental
Association, British Association of Oral Surgery and British Association of Dental Therapists) and international conferences (Australia: The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Pakistan: Asia Pacific Dental Congress and Hungary: International Association of Head and Neck Radiology).

He publishes in many scientific journals and a list of his publications is available on the PubMed website.

What is IR(ME)R Training? 

There is no list of items required for IR(ME)R training that covers everyone. The training you need depends entirely on your duties. 

For example, a receptionist who develops radiographs requires IRMER training different to a dentist who takes OPGs and intra-oral films. And their IRMER training would again be different from a dentist who uses Cone Beam Computerised Tomography (CBCT) equipment. 

IRMER training requirements cover both the theoretical knowledge, and the practical “hands-on” training needed to do your duties. In the UK, your initial training course should have made you IRMER compliant, whether it was a Dental Degree, or a Dental Nurse Radiography Qualification. 

However, times change after you qualify. You may start using equipment you were not originally trained on, like Digital Radiography, OPG machines, or intra-oral sets with variable mA and kV. 

Under IRMER, you must undertake further theoretical and practical training, to get to grips with the new equipment and to stay up-to-date. Details of this further training, once completed, must be kept in a log book. 

The difference between IR(ME)R Training and Verifiable CPD. 

The UK GDC recommends practitioners and operators to undertake at least 5 hours of verifiable CPD in Radiography / Radiation Protection over a 5 year cycle. The CPD must have aims and objectives, and there must be an opportunity to give feedback. 

IR(ME)R requires that you are “adequately trained” and “undertake continuing education” that is appropriate to your duties. It simply requires that the details of training undertaken are logged. It does not specify hours. 

Although there is a lot of cross-over, it is important to understand the differences. Just because you have received IRMER training, you will not necessarily satisfy the GDC’s exact verifiable CPD requirement. 

The opposite is also true: the vCPD you do may not necessarily satisfy the IRMER requirement. For example if you have recently installed a new cephalostat, IRMER requires that you must know the theory of CBCT as well as have practical training before using it on patients. 


 The Jersey Dental Events IR(ME)R course provides verifiable CPD that meets GDC requirements.

• It provides IRMER continuing education on topics that are appropriate to most dentists, nurses, hygienists and therapists. 

• It does not provide practical (hands-on) training for new radiography equipment, and does not give theory training for operating individual brands and makes of equipment: Manufacturer’s instructions supplied with the machines should be consulted for this part of IRMER compliance whenever new equipment is purchased, or new staff are required to operate it.


09.00 Registration

09.30 Lecture

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Lecture

12.45 Lunch

13.15 Lecture

15.15 Discussion and close

 Please Note:- There will be a  second event at 15.30 for anyone who refers for dental CBCT's  or anyone who receives referrals. Please see seperate eventbrite page (3 hours verifiable )



Do you have questions about Dental Radiography and Radiation Protection IR(ME)R- 5 HOURS? Contact JERSEY DENTAL EVENTS

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Lecture Room
Jersey General Hospital
Newgate Street
St. Helier

Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 09:00 to 15:15 (BST)

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