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Introduction to Dental Radiography

Practicing dental assistants will learn the basic principles and techniques of digital intraoral and panoramic radiography as they expose and evaluate radiographs during laboratory sessions.

This course prepares dental assistants to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation, Health and Safety examination and successful course completion satisfies the Rhode Island Department of Health requirement for exposure of radiographs in the dental setting.

Students must recruit a patient for a full mouth series competency and are required to attend all lectures and laboratories. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. (Prerequisite: A minimum of six months of experience as a chairside dental assistant. Documentation from your employer must be provided upon registration.)

For specific questions regarding this course contact Pam Wood, Dental Health Department at

Cost $500 (includes $5 non-refundable registration fee)

Students also must purchase “Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” by Iannucci and Howerton, ISBN: 978-1-4377-1162-2.

Lecture (18 hours)

50591 PSEM-4001-150
Monday, 6-9:30 pm, May 18 - June 22, 2015, Lincoln

Lab (18 hours)

50591 PSEM-4001-150
Tuesday, 6-9 pm, May 19 - June 23, 2015, Lincoln

Note: If all three CDA Component Exams (GC, RHS and ICE) are not completed, results will expire after 5 years. 

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Last Updated: 9/29/15