Key messages

  • A use licence is required to operate (use) radiation sources/units within Victoria.
  • This page details the information and the form required for a dentist to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a dental intra-oral X-ray unit, panoramic radiography unit, cephalometric radiography unit and/or a dental 3D volumetric imaging unit.
  • Supporting documents are required when submitting an application for a use licence.
  • You are not authorised to use a radiation source until you receive your licence certificate.

Overview

A use licence allows an individual to use specific types of a radiation sources for a specific purpose. Failure to hold the required use licence is an offence under the Radiation Act 2005.

This page details the information and the form required for a dentist to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of a dental intra-oral X-ray unit, panoramic radiography unit, cephalometric radiography unit and/or a dental 3D volumetric imaging unit.

Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a use licence.

Prerequisites: what information do I include with my application?

All of the following information must be included with your application (electronic files can be attached with your application).

Occupation Apparatus Prerequisites
Dentists

Intra-oral X-ray unit

Panoramic radiography unit

Cephalometric radiography unit

  • Must be registered as a Dentist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Dental 3D volumetric imaging unit

  • Must be registered as a Dentist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and
  • Must have successfully completed, within the last 12 months, recognised training course DEN4, and
  • Must have successfully completed, within the last 12 months, recognised equipment training course DEN5.

Recognised Training Courses

Radiation Apparatus
Course Number
Course Title
Course Provider/Contact Details
3D volumetric imaging unit (Radiation Safety)
DEN 4-1
Cone Beam CT Training Course
Dr Louise Brown
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Phone: (03) 9816 9026
Web: www.teledent.com.au
DEN 4-2
Cone Beam Dental
Envision Medical Imaging
Suite 5, 178 Cambridge Street
Wembley WA 6014
t 08 6382 3888
f 08 6382 3800
www.envisionmi.com.au
DEN 4-3 Dental 3-d Volumetric Imaging
Elite Dental Education
405 Wattletree Road
East Malvern, 3145
Victoria
Ph: 1800 413520
Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
Website: gravityspace.com.au
DEN 4-4 Cone beam computed tomography  Dr Amar Sholapurkar
Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry and Oral Radiology
Office 217, Building D1
14-88 McGregor Road
Smithfield. Qld 4878.
Phone: 0455254361
Email:  dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com
3D volumetric imaging unit (Applications training)
DEN5-1
Planmeca ProMax 3D - Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System Training Program
Body Logic Resources
 Suite 37, 58 Riverwalk Avenue ROBINA QLD 4226
Phone: (07) 5562 0355
DEN5-2
i-CAT - Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System Training Program
DEN5-3
Sirona 3D X-Ray Radiography and Application Course
Sirona Dental Systems
Unit 1, 31 Sabre Drive
PORT MELBOURNE, VIC, 3207
Phone: (03) 8698 6300
Fax: (03) 9676 2339
DEN5-4
Carestream Dental Australia Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Imaging System Training Program
Carestream Dental
Ground Floor, Suite 403
18-20 Orion Road
LANE COVE NSW 2066
Phone: (02) 9919 4564
Mobile: 0419 306 135
DEN 5-5
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Cone Beam CT, OPG and Cephalometric Application Course
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
30 Pepper Tree Rd
Lidcombe NSW 2141
Mobile: 0499 778 665
DEN 5-6
Inline Medical and Dental Pty Ltd Cone Beam Application Training Course
Inline Medical and Dental Pty Ltd
8 Prosperity Parade WARRIWOOD NSW 2102
Mobile: 0408 370751
Phone: (02) 9999 2696
Fax: (02) 9979 8703
Website: http://www.inline.com.au
DEN 5-7
Vatech Pax 3D systems
Synesis Dental Pty Ltd
Level 13, 140 Arthur Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 02 9466 5950
Mobile: 0408 559 816
DEN 5-8
SOREDEX CBDT Training Program
Australian Imaging
54/5-7 Inglewood Pl
NORWEST BUSINESS PARK Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
P: 02 8814 6888 | M: 0450 974 563 | F: 02 8814 6988
Email: sharmaine@australianimaging.com.au
Website: www.australianimaging.com.au
DEN 5-9
RAYSCAN Alpha & Alpha+ Application Training
NexGen Healthcare PTY LTD Office 3, 9-11 Rochester Street Homebush NSW 2140 P: 02 8040 6561 | M: 0452 438 879 Email: Ian.Lee@nexgenhcare.com.au Website: www.nexgenhcare.com.au
DEN 5-10
Hyperion X5 and X9 Application Training
Anthos in Australia
Melbourne Showroom: 117 Bouverie Street, Carlton Vic 3053.
Sydney Showroom: Unit 11G, Graphix Row, 160 Bourke Road Alexandria NSW 2015.
Tel 1300 881 617,
Mob +61 (0)402 732 071
Email: bobbyt@anthos.com.au
Web www.anthos.com.au
DEN 5-11
Vatech CBCT Training Program
Vatech Medical Pty Ltd Suite 5.04, Gateway Business Park 63/79 Parramatta Road, Silverwater 2128 NSW Tel 1300 789 454 Email: info@vatechanz.com.au Web: www.vatechglobal.com
DEN 5-12
RAYSCAN CBCT, OPG and cephalometric application training course
Saad Nawaz (Sam)
Ray Australia
Suite 105, 1 Cassins Avenue North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 0422 650 700
Email: service@rayaustralia.com.au
Website: http://www.raymedical.com/s upport/contact-australia/
DEN 5-13
Medident 3D CBCT Training
Andre Fourie
39-41 Lakewood Boulevard, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia
Phone: 1300 886 674
Fax: 1300 886 675
Email: andre@medident.com.au
Website: www.medident.com.au
DEN 5-14
OPTIMA Cone Beam CT Application Training Course
OPTIMA Healthcare Group
181 Station Street, North Shore VIC 3214
Phone: 1800 266 515
Email: support@optimahg.com.au
Website: www.optimahg.com.au

Mutual recognition

A person who is registered in an equivalent occupation in another state or territory or New Zealand may be entitled to apply to the department under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 for a licence to use radiation sources in Victoria related to their occupations.

See the mutual recognition arrangements page for more information.

Conditions of licence and other relevant documents

Compliance with the Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Dentistry is a condition of use licences issued to dentists and applicants must be familiar with these requirements.

Licence durations, licence fees, assessment process and timeframes

See the general information on use licences section for more information.

Apply for a use licence or apply to vary an existing licence

All of the department's forms for applications are on-line forms. The form is completed online and automatically emailed to the department upon submission. Please remember to check what mandatory documents must be included with your application.

Complete the online form