Jimmy Makdissi to speak at Warwick Dentistry

A top consultant in oral and maxillofacial radiology is to be the keynote speaker for the Radiography and Radiation Protection IR(ME)R 2000 course at Warwick Dentistry next month.

On Saturday 3 December, Dr Jimmy Makdissi, consultant oral and maxillofacial radiology, of the Royal London Hospital, will be addressing delegates at Warwick Dentistry, The University of Warwick, Coventry.

Dr Jimmy Makdissi completed a postgraduate diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1995 and then a Master of Medical Sciences in Oral Surgery form Queen’s University of Belfast.

After training in Leeds in oral and maxillofacial surgery and obtaining the fellowship in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, he completed a training in dental and maxillofacial radiology at Guy’s Hospital and obtained my Diploma of Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists in 2004.

Jimmy is the director of oral radiology programme in the BDS curriculum at Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry where he introduce new lectures and tutorials with  a multi disciplinary approach.

Jimmy teaches on the fellowship programme in the Royal College of Surgeons and sit on the education committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

He has been an invited speaker on number of national conferences (British Dental Association and British Association of Oral Surgery)  and international conferences (Australia: The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Pakistan: Asia Pacific Dental Congress and Hungary: International Association of Head and Neck Radiology).

He delivers didactic and clinical teaching to postgraduate students, senior house officers and medical and dental specialist registrars.

The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive insight into radiation dose and the factors affecting doses in dentistry.

The course will also cover the risks of ionising radiation and the principles of radiation protection with emphasis on quality assurance and the statutory requirements. Radiography selection criteria guidelines are covered.

This course will provide participants with an overview of two-dimensional imaging, including digital radiography, and introduces the three-dimensional Cone Beam CT scanning.

Course content
• How are 2D films/digital images and 3D digital images created
• The equipment involved and the radiation doses delivered
• Practical aspects of dose reduction and dental radiography
• Quality assurance programme implementation

To register, visit www.Warwick.ac.uk/go/dentistrycpd


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