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NEBDN Level 4 Dental Radiography

Level 1


This NEBDN Level 4 Dental Radiography course aims to upskill students within the Dental sector:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of radiography in dental practice
  • Understand the scope of radiographic techniques and best practice in their use
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to practice effective dental radiography
  • Understand the importance of complying with contemporary guidance relating to the environment, facilities and equipment required for dental radiography
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues involved in the scientific basis of dental radiography
  • Understand the limitations, benefits and risks of dental radiography
  • Recognise own limitations, reflect on experiences and appreciate the need for continuing professional development.
  • Practice effective and risk management dental radiography
  • Remain calm, decisive and purposeful whilst managing and handling difficulties or complications
  • Empathise with patients and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with patients, parents, carers and colleagues.

Year One

  • Maintaining good clinical practice
  • Radiation physics
  • Radiation protection
  • Apparatus and equipment
  • Films and processing
  • Digital imaging
  • Principles of imaging
  • Film handling
  • Intra-oral techniques
  • Extra-oral techniques
  • Quality assurance
  • Care of patients
  • Principles and practice of interpretation
  • Fundamentals of radiological anatomy
  • Identification of common dental pathology
  • There are no optional modules in this course

Eligible students will need to be registered as a Dental Nurse with the UK General Dental Council (GDC).

Learners will be required to complete a work-based Record of Competence (RoC). There are three sections to the RoC

  • Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)
  • Case studies
  • Supplementary outcomes

This is a 90-minute written examination composed of two sections:

  • Part A – 45 multiple choice questions

Part B – 30 extended matching questions

A qualified Dental Nurse who is awarded the NEBDN certificate in Dental Radiography, will be able to act under prescription as an IR(ME)R operator, in order to safely take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs of patients.

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.




Session Code

2 Year(s)


Higher Education

Mode of Study


Hours per Week


Number of Weeks

Interview Required


Academic Year


Start Date

Subject to Timetable



Total Annual Fee £1,840.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

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Fees Payable Each Year

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