Education and Training

StR Training

Training follows the curriculum set by the Royal College of Radiologists 

Entry requirements

Entry to a Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology training programme in the UK may follow the satisfactory completion of:

• a two year period of Foundation Training which may include a period of vocational training (VT), but should also include a period of training in secondary care in an appropriate cognate specialty

  • the possession of the FDS, MFDS or MJDF of the UK Surgical Royal Colleges or an equivalent qualification
  • candidates without FDS, MFDS or MJDF may be admitted to a programme but will normally be expected to possess an appropriate higher degree

and/or to have had appropriate experience in dental and maxillofacial radiology or a related discipline.

Duration of training

The Royal College of Radiologists anticipates that four years would normally be required to satisfactorily complete the radiology curriculum to the required depth and breadth, as identified in Schedule 3 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualification) Order 2003, and all provisional CCST dates should be set at four years (48 months) in the first instance.

The CCST in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology will be awarded on the recommendation of the local Postgraduate Dental Dean following: • evidence of satisfactory completion of the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology curriculum and the minimum training period

Dental & Maxillofacial Training Courses

The Morriston Head & Neck Ultrasound Workshop 

This course outlines the uses of Ultrasound in the head and neck by a series of lectures, practical live demonstrations and multiple “hands on sessions“. The programme starts with a live demonstration of the relevant anatomy using models. The key structures that act as landmarks within the neck will be highlighted.

Head and Neck Imaging 2017

This annual event at the Royal Society of Medicine is organised by its Radiology Section and by the British Society for Head and neck Imaging.  It aims to review, in an interactive forum, the current developments in the imaging of head and neck

Cone Beam CT Courses
The BSDMFR is running more of its very successful courses for both referers (level 1) and for interpreation (level 2).

Dental Nurses & Dental Therapists/Hygienists

The British Dental Association – Dental Radiography for DCPs
This 8 week course will help you learn:

  • how to use X-rays safely and
  • how to take common dental radiographs.

The course prepares you for the BDA Qualification in Dental Radiography, a nationally-recognised qualification that qualifies you to take radiographs unsupervised.

The National Examination Board for Dental Nurses
The NEBDN qualifications are delivered through a network of accredited course providers throughout the United Kingdom. All our accredited course providers are formally audited and monitored for quality assurance purposes and must demonstrate their continued conformity to NEBDN Standards. If you are a qualified dental nurse interested in progressing your career through further qualifications, our accredited course providers should be your first port of call. The list of accredited providers is organised by county.