How to take good intra-oral radiographs and OPT'S (SW-24-01-20-01)

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SubjectRadiography and radiation protection
DescriptionIf you are having trouble with OPT'S or using the paralleling technique for intra-oral radiographs or just want to confirm that you are doing it correctly, Tim Huckstep, Radiographer in the Dental Departments of Derriford Hospital will guide you through! Bring your own kit and he will be able to give you tips on how to get the best out of your equipment.
Additional information

The course will take place in the Dental Radiography room in the Dental Department on level 7 Out-Patients Department, Derriford Hospital.

Max the radiographic mannequin will be used to practice intra- oral techniques, no applicants will be harmed by ionising radiation during the course!


Tim worked with Nick Drage in Cardiff so is fully conversant with the nuances of dental radiography and has leant his expertise to the Derrifierd Dental clinicians for a number of years

VenueDental Radiography Room - Derriford Hospital, Plymouth - Devon S & W  View details
Date & timeSaturday 20 January 2024, 09:00 to 12:30
LecturerMr Tim Huckstep  View details
Target audience

Recommended: Dental nurse, or Dentist

Development outcomeC
Course styleHands-on
Catering Tea and coffee only
Core topicRadiography and radiation protection
CPD hours3:00

To give participants an opportunity to revise their intra-oral radiography skills.


By the end of the session, delegates will:

1- Have revised the techniques for the use of equipment used to take intra-oral radiographs using the paralleling technique.

2- Have revised the positioning of the patient to take high quality OPT's

3- Have had an opportunity to gain insight on the equipment they use in their practice.

Learning outcomes

That delegates should be able to take high quality intra-oral radiographs and OPT's at the first attempt thus reducing the ionising radiation dose to their patients.