The Cone-beam Computed tomography (CBCT) licensing course is open to Dentists, Dental specialists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants (with Certificate IV in Dental Assistance Radiography – copy required). Permission to conduct this course/lectures (within Australia and NZ) has been obtained from AHPRA. This course has been approved by various state Radiation health authorities including VIC, QLD, TAS, NSW and WA. The delegates of these states can apply for the licenses with their respective Radiation health authority by submitting the certificate of competency provided by Dr Sholapurkar. NT does not endorse such course but usually accepts interstate courses. SA EPA also does not approve such course but it has an independent assessment administered for the purposes of licensing. This course would be beneficial for the SA delegates who are attending the SA EPA assessments and for those who wish to upgrade their knowledge. The course consists of lecture module followed by demonstration of taking a CBCT scan through a video presentation directed and produced by Dr Sholapurkar. An open book written theory examination/quiz will follow which the delegates of all the states will have to pass by obtaining at least 50% marks (except the NSW delegates where they need to score at least 75%). The exam paper will consist about 35-40 questions (each carrying 1-3 marks) and 1-2 minutes time would be allotted for each question (the exam would run for approximately 1 hour in total). Dr Sholapurkar will be assessing these exam papers. Upon passing the exam, the delegates will be provided with a signed certificate of competency. In addition to this, the delegates will also receive the certificate of attendance where they will be granted 7 CPD points. The examination is for those who wish to obtain their licenses. Delegates who already have their licenses can still appear for the course (to upgrade their knowledge) and obtain the CPD points. Some additional requirements are required in some states and their regulations keep changing from time to time. Please check with your local radiation authority to see the requirements prior to attending this licensing course. NZ delegates can also attend this course and obtain 7 CPD points and submit the certificate of attendance to NZ Radiation authority (Ministry of health, NZ) to obtain the license.
Dr Amar Sholapurkar is a full time academician, Senior lecturer (Clinical Dentistry and Oral Radiology) & discipline lead of Oral Radiology at College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns. Australia. He has more than a decade of teaching (for both undergraduates and postgraduates) and research experience till date. Dr Sholapurkar is presently doing a part-time PhD at JCU, Cairns Campus. He has completed his Masters in Oral Medicine and Radiology at the prestigious Manipal University, India. His career started in Manipal University as an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) followed by Reader where he served as a specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology. He also worked as Assistant Professor at University in the Middle East for couple of years.
Over the past few years, he has received approval (from various state Radiation health authorities including VIC, QLD, NSW, TAS and WA) and running the Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) licensing course and OPG/Lat Ceph licensing course across Australia. He is also actively involved in conducting two highly interactive Dental Radiology lectures titled “Interpretation of CBCT – What a dental practitioner should know”? and “Tips for Interpreting and diagnosing everyday problems from dental radiographs” across Australia and NZ. Permission to conduct all the above courses have been received from AHPRA. He has published more than 50 articles in reputed peer reviewed dental journals; have contributed 11 chapters in book and has extensive conference presentations. He has published (edited) a book titled : “Publish and Flourish – Practical Guide for effective scientific writing” and selected in the editorial board/peer review committee of about 5 Dental Journals. He has delivered Guest lectures/keynote lectures in Dental conventions/ specialty conferences/CPD activities in Australia and abroad. Recently Dr Amar has received the JCU Dean's learning & teaching award for his outstanding teaching at JCU.
WHEN: Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm (Brisbane time)
VENUE:Online via Zoom - Limited to 30 delegates
COST :AU$700 PLUS GST for CBCT course including exams or AU$630 PLUS GST for CBCT course excluding exams (ie; refresher course). 10% discount for JCU graduates.