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dental radiology

Dental Radiology

This course is for dental assistants that already have experience. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry. At least three months of continuous on-the-job training through assisting is required in the positioning and exposing of dental radiographic film under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed dentist and must be at least 18 years of age. (Chapter 64B5-9.011). Signed acknowledgement of meeting these prerequisites is required. Participants may be dismissed from course if found lacking appropriate dental experience.

Course Description: This certification course provides knowledge of and evaluates the students’ ability to perform Radiology duties as a component of their Expanded Functions, required by the State of Florida. Students will learn digital radiology clinically and traditional radiology didactically. It is conducted in a dental office setting, allowing the student to utilize the equipment and materials used on a day to day basis in a dental office. Upon completion of the course, the student will be tested and must pass all clinical competencies in order to receive certification.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be knowledgeable in and able to do the following:

  • Identify Equipment
  • Identify Radiographic Anatomy
  • Be familiar with the film/sensor techniques
  • Understand the development and processing techniques
  • Perform adequate infection control
  • Be aware of tissue sensitivity
  • Understand radiation protection for the patient and the operator
  • Understand the types of exposure
  • Understand the units of measurement
  • Understand radiation biology
  • Understand radiation doses

Cost: $400.00

Continuing Education Coursework is not under the purview of the Commission for Independent Education.