Cavendish Imaging Education

Level 1 (Core) Training in Dental CBCT

CPD Courses In Your Own Time
7 Verifiable CPD Hour(s)
£230 for current referrers*, £265 for non-referrers

Renowned Consultant Radiologist, Dr Jackie Brown is joined by Medical Physicist Dr Veronique Sauret-Jackson and Consultant Radiologist Dr Simon Harvey to deliver the Cavendish Imaging CBCT Course for Referrers-Level One. This course has been specifically designed to cover the learning outcomes set out by PHE and EADMFR guidance and is mandatory for those involved with Dental CBCT.

* Cavendish Current Referrer Discount will be reimbursed to you once we establish whether or not you are a current referrer (referring 5 scans in the last 6 months)

CBCT is now becoming commonplace in general dental practice. As CBCT technology has evolved, we can now use CBCT in a wider range of areas in dentistry meaning its use has dramatically increased and more dentists have direct access and the ability to use CBCT. With this in mind, the current HPA-CRCE-010 document and the latest EADMFR guidelines suggest General Dentists who are involved with CBCT need to fulfil their responsibilities by completing at a certain level of education.

Current UK governmental guidance published by Public Health England and the EADMFR require all dentists who request, report or take CBCT scans to undertake a Core Training Programme in CBCT Radiography. The publication advises that a Level One and Level Two training programme should be completed. Level Two should be completed by those who wish to interpret and report on their CBCT images. Level Two cannot be undertaken until Level One has been completed. Both the GDC and CQC expect all dentists to follow these guidelines. This course has been modified so it is applicable to all the dentists who refer to a CBCT imaging site and do not have their own CBCT scanner or take their own CBCT images.

The CBCT course for referrers is for all our referrers and for all dentists who refer out their patients for CBCT. As “Prescribers” and “Prescribers who report”, this course will deliver the HPA-CRCE-010 and EADMFR-recommended content of adequate training.

This Course links to Enhanced CPD Development Outcomes C and D. The CPD provided is verified and the course is subject to our Quality Assurance Processes. For more information on Enhanced CPD please contact 0121 456 0893.


Describe what CBCT scans are and their role in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Explain the basic principles and limitations of CBCT imaging. Relationship of image quality to patient dose
Discuss the differences between 2D and 3D imaging.
Comparative doses for CBCT and other dental examinations
Explain the risks of CBCT and describe how to minimize radiation risks to the patient (radiation protection, optimization).
Biological effects of radiation at doses relevant to CBCT,
Risks/benefits of radiation at doses relevant to CBCT, Dosimetry -absorbed, equivalent and effective dose, and their units,
Factors affecting CBCT radiation dose, CBCT image quality versus radiation dose
How changing machine settings affects CBCT image quality and x-ray quantity
Discuss the responsibilities of a CBCT referrer with regard to clinical information for justification purposes.
Information exchange an Data Protection
Explain what clinical and disease conditions would and would not benefit from CBCT imaging (selection criteria).
Recognize normal anatomy of the teeth and supporting structures.
Recognise the more common imaging artefacts.
Explain who should provide a radiological report.
Discuss the contents of a radiologist's report, and its influence on patient treatment.
Explain why guidelines are important, and have an understanding of a dentist’s legal and ethical responsibilities in their various roles of being Referrer, Practitioner and Operator.