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On-Demand Course

CPD Points: 1.5

1hr 30mins

Completing HIQA’s Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

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Registration Fee

€149

This course is designed for persons who have responsibility for radiation protection responsibilities or who are delegated specified duties to ensure a dental facility is compliant with statutory requirements, non-statutory regulations, and best practice guidance.

This may include:

  • dental undertakings/practice owners
  • principal dentists
  • radiation protection officers (RPOs)
  • practice managers
  • other designated persons

To provide a step-by-step guide to HIQA’s Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

  1. Review HIQA’s SAQ questionnaire and associated regulations
  2. Consider response options which best reflect the practice’s performance under the Regulations
  3. Examine options for bridging existing compliance gaps between
  • not compliant and substantially compliant and
  • substantially compliant and compliance
  • Video Lesson
  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance

On-Demand Course

CPD Points: 0.5

30mins

Basic Safety Training on the Occupational Hazards of Dental Radiation

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Registration Fee

€30

Dental team members, most especially persons who do not carry out the practical aspects of medical ionising radiation (non-users).

  • Dental nurses/Dental hygienists/Orthodontic therapists
  • Dentists including Radiation Protection Officer (RPO)
  • Receptionists/Administration staff
  • Cleaning and Maintenance staff

To review good practice in radiation protection measures required of dental personnel

  1. Briefing on the legal obligations of employers and employees regarding radiation protection
  2. Who is Accountable and What are the Responsibilities?
  3. Personal protective controls – the do’s and don’ts of safe working in a radiation environment
  4. Identification and management of accidental and unintended events.
  • Video Lesson
  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance

On-Demand Course

CPD Points: 0.5

30mins

Operator’s (Dental Nurses) Legal Framework for Radiation Protection

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Registration Fee

€30

This course is designed for persons who are delegated to carry out the practical aspects (physical conduct) of ionising radiation.

This may include:

  • dental nurses
  • dental hygienists
  • dentists
  • radiographers

To review the National and European legislation governing the use of ionising radiation in dentistry as it effects operators delegated the practical aspects of medical exposures.

  1. Examine statutory controls, legal aspects, and organisational framework of radiation protection
  2. Review basic first principles for radiation protection systems
  3. Review authorised roles and responsibilities within the dental setting
  4. Consider the implementation of the legislation in dentistry
  5. Identify key requirements for the protection of patients, workers, and the public.
  • Video Lesson
  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance

On-Demand Course

CPD Points: 0.5

30mins

Dentist’s Statutory Controls and Legal Framework for Radiation Protection

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Registration Fee

€40

  • Dentists
  • Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs)
  • Practice Owners/Practice Managers
  • Dental Radiologists
  • Radiographers

To review the National and European legislation governing the use of ionising radiation in dentistry as it effects undertakings and dentists (referrers and practitioners).

  1. Examine statutory controls, legal aspects, and organisational framework of radiation protection as they apply to dentists;
  2. Review the dentist’s basic first principles for radiation protection systems;
  3. Review authorised roles and responsibilities for dentists;
  4. Consider the implementation of the legislation in dentistry;
  5. Identify key requirements for the safety and protection of patients, work colleagues, and the public.
  • Video Lesson,
  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance

On-Demand Course

CPD Points: 0.3

15mins

Providing Information to Patients re Benefits and Risks of Radiation

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Registration Fee

€20

This course is intended for dentists and dental team members who take x-rays. It is designed to support these persons in fulfilling their obligation to ensure the patient has awareness and understanding of the risks and benefits of a medical exposure, in advance of that procedure being carried out.

This may include:

  • Dentists
  • Dental Team members who take x-rays
  • Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs)
  • Practice Owners
  • Practice Managers

To review the main issues when providing radiation information to patients on the risks and benefits of a dental x-ray

  1. Consider the legal background and professional obligations underpinning the consent process for children and adults
  2. List factors which contribute to communicating sensitive and scientific information to patients including the pregnancy question
  3. Manage situations when a patient/parent raises questions or takes issue with a prescribed procedure
  • Video Lesson
  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance

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