Department of Health

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.

Do you need a use licence?

Before you apply for a radiation use licence read the full exemptions to check if you are exempt from the requirement to hold a use licence. 

If you are unsure whether you require a licence, we recommend that, prior to lodging an application, you email the department via radiation.safety@health.vic.gov.au with a description of your proposed activity to clarify your licensing requirements.

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).

Apparatus Prerequisites

Intra-oral X-ray unit

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

Panoramic and/or 
cephalometric X-ray unit

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

and

  • Must have successfully completed recognised training course DEN2 within the last two years, or
  • Must provide evidence of graduation from a recognised tertiary education establishment within the last two years, or
  • Where the education establishment is not included on the list of recognised tertiary education establishments, the applicant must provide evidence that demonstrates the course adequately covered the use of panoramic/cephalometric X-ray units (ie a letter or other evidence from the University to show the level of detail that the course included).

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

Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
DEN2-1 Panoramic Radiography Licencing Course Dr Louise Brown
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Phone: 03 9816 9026
Website:  teledent.com.au
DEN 2-2 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 2-3 Extra-Oral OPG and Lateral
Cephalometric Radiography
Elite Dental Education
405 Wattletree Road East Malvern, VIC 3145
Phone: 1800 413 520
Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
Website: gravityspace.com.au
DEN 2-4 OPG and Lateral Cephalometric
Radiography
Teledent Education – Dr Louisa Brown
Phone: 03 9816 9026
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Website: teledent.com.au
DEN 2-5 Extraoral Radiography (OPG and Lateral
Cephalometry Licensing Course) 
Dr Amar Sholapurkar
BDS, MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology)
Phone: 0455 254 361
Email: dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com
Website: https://cbctopglicensing.com.au/
DEN 2-6 Extraoral Radiology Licence Course (OPG) MFI Radiology
Phone: 03 9500 9811
Email: admin@mfimaging.com.au
Website: mfiradiology.com.au

3D volumetric imaging unit (Radiation Safety)

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
DEN 4-1 Cone Beam CT Training Course Dr Louise Brown
Phone: 03 9816 9026
Email: louise@teledent.com.au
Website: teledent.com.au
DEN 4-2 Cone Beam CT Licensing Course Clin Prof Bernard Koong and Dr Tom Huang
Envision Medical Imaging
Suite 5, 178 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014
Phone: 08 6382 3888
Email:  cbctlicensingaustralia@gmail.com
Website: www.cbctlicensing.com.au
DEN 4-3 Dental 3-d Volumetric Imaging Elite Dental Education
405 Wattletree Road, East Malvern, VIC 3145
Phone: 1800 413 520
Email: registrations@gravityspace.com.au
Website:  gravityspace.com.au
DEN 4-4 Cone beam computed tomography
licensing course
Dr Amar Sholapurkar
BDS, MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology)
Phone: 0455 254 361
Email: dramar.radiologycourses@gmail.com
Website: https://cbctopglicensing.com.au
DEN 4-5 CBCT user radiology licence course

MFI Radiology
Phone: 03 9500 9811
Email: admin@mfimaging.com.au
Website: mfiradiology.com.au

3D volumetric imaging unit (Applications training)

Course Number Course Title Course Provider/Contact Details
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 Dentsply Sirona
11-21 Gilby Road, Mount Waverley VIC 3149
Phone:  1300 552 929
Email: clientservices@dentsplysirona.com
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 370 751
Phone: 02 9999 2696
Fax: 02 9979 8703
Website:  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
Phone: 02 8814 6888
Mobile: 0450 974 563
Fax: 02 8814 6988
Email:sharmaine@australianimaging.com.au
Website:  australianimaging.com.au

DEN 5-9 RAYSCAN Alpha & Alpha+ Application Training

NexGen Healthcare Pty Ltd
Office 3, 9-11 Rochester Street, Homebush NSW 2140
Phone: 02 8040 6561
Mobile: 0452 438 879
Email: Ian.Lee@nexgenhcare.com.au
Website:  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.
Phone: 1300 881 617
Mobile: 0402 732 071
Email: bobbyt@anthos.com.au
Website:  anthos.com.au
DEN 5-11 Vatech CBCT Training Program Vatech Medical Pty Ltd
Suite 5.04, Gateway Business Park
63/79 Parramatta RoadSilverwater 2128 NSW
Phone: 1300 789 454
Email: info@vatechanz.com.au
Website:  vatechglobal.com
DEN 5-12 RAYSCAN CBCT, OPG and cephalometric application training course Rekha Kapur
Ray Australia
Suite 105, 1 Cassins Avenue, North Sydney NSW 2060
Mobile: 0422 650 700
Email: service@rayaustralia.com.au
Website:  raymedical.com/support/contact-australia/
DEN 5-13 Medident 3D CBCT Training Andre Fourie
39-41 Lakewood Boulevard, Braeside, VIC 3195
Phone: 1300 886 674
Fax: 1300 886 675
Email: andre@medident.com.au
Website:  medident.com.au
DEN 5-15 Ivoclar Vivadent Pacific
Cone Beam CT and Panoramic Imaging System Application Training Program 
Ivoclar Vivadent Pty Ltd
5 Overseas Drive, Noble Park, VIC 3174
Phone: 1300 486252
Website:   ivoclar.com
DEN 5-16 Dental CBCT Imaging Equipment Training Program Osstem Australia Pty. Ltd.
Suite 8, Level 5, Building C,
Rhodes Corporate Park
1 Homebush Bay Drive
Rhodes NSW 2138 
Phone: 02 9889 2675
Fax: 02 9889 1775
Email: terry.choi@osstem.com.au
Website: au.osstem.com
DEN5-17 Air Techniques’ DEN5 CBCT Training Course Air Techniques Inc.
1473A ANZAC Parade,
Little Bay, NSW 2036
Contact: Len Tanne
Phone: 0423 821 641
Email: len.tanne@airtechniques.com
Website: www.airtechniques.com
DEN5-18 X-Mind Prime CBCT Training Acteon ANZ
Suite 1/13B Narabang Way,
Belrose,NSW 2085
Contact: Naweed Abdullah
Phone: 02 9669 2292
Email – naweed.abdullah@acteongroup.com
Website: www.acteongroup.com.au

Recognised tertiary education establishment

Relevant courses provided by the following tertiary education establishments are considered to include sufficient training in the use of panoramic/cephalometric X-ray units.

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Western Australia
  • James Cook University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Griffith University

If an education establishment is not included on the list of recognised tertiary education establishments but you believe the course covered the use of Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units in sufficient detail, then you should email evidence to demonstrate this training in the use of Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units to radiation.safety@health.vic.gov.au

The demonstration of training in the use of Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units must include the following:

  1. A copy of the education establishment’s lecture information relevant to Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units.
  2. A copy of the education establishment’s requirements for training in the use of Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units.
  3. A letter from the education establishment that verifies that the education establishment is satisfied that the graduate is competent to use Panoramic/Cephalometric X-ray units.

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

Before you apply for a use licence it is important that you read the FAQ’s about the new licensing portal to assist you with lodging an application.  

Once you familiarise yourself with the prerequisites for licensing you can apply using the licensing portal. Select your occupation and then choose the radiation sources that you would like to be authorised to use. 

You will then be asked to upload the required prerequisites and pay the prescribed fee with either credit card (preferred) or BPay. There is no fee applicable to vary your use licence.

Apply for use licence or apply to vary a licence

Reviewed 24 October 2022

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Contact details

Our phone service is available Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm or we can be contacted via email. 

Radiation Safety Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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