King's College London

Course Introduction

Our postgraduate certificate in Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation is a part'time distance'learning course to train dentists to be able to use CBCT imaging appropriately to help diagnose clinical problems of the dento'alveolar areas of the jaws, correctly interpret the radiological signs and write structured radiological reports.

This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world'class teaching.

Key benefits

The first university'based training of its kind.

Enables students to understand and interpret the relatively new x'ray imaging modality of cone beam CT, enabling 3'dimensional crosssectional imaging.

Curriculum delivered by expert teaching staff, all at consultant level and GDC'registered specialists in this subject.

The Dental Institute is home to the largest dental radiology department in UK, equipped with state'of'the'art CBCT machines.

Delivered primarily online, the course also includes a block of face'to'face lectures and hands'on training at Guy’s Hospital.

Curriculum based on the recently adopted pan'European guidelines for CB scanner use, lead authored by King’s College London Dental Institute’s Jackie Brown.*

*Brown, Jacobs, Levring Jaghagen et al (2014). Basic training requirements for the use of dental CBCT by dentists: a position paper prepared by the European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology (EADMFR). Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 43, 20130291.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
Short Course
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Qualifications required:

  • Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
  • Academic requirements: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or equivalent.
  • Other additional requirements: Candidates must be working as registered dental practitioner. They should have access to a CBCT scanner within their practice and/or the ability to refer their own patients to another dentist for CBCT scanning.