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Dental Radiography

Practicing dental assistants will learn the basic principles and techniques of digital intraoral and panoramic radiography as they expose and evaluate radiographic images during laboratory sessions. Certification in the NOMAD handheld dental X-ray unit is now included in this course.

This intensive two-week course educates dental assistants in the basic fundamentals of dental radiography. Successful course completion satisfies the Rhode Island Department of Health requirement for exposure of radiographs in the dental office setting.


  1. A minimum of six months of full-time chairside dental assisting experience is recommended.
  2. Students are required to complete online coursework and attend all laboratory sessions. Students will be awarded with a certificate upon successful completion of all course requirements.                             
  3. Purchase textbook (optional): Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” by Iannucci and Howerton, 6 ed.  Elsevier, 2022.  ISBN:978-0-323-69550-3 or 5 ed. Elsevier, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-323-29742-4. The textbook may be purchased through Amazon or other online retailers.  

    The textbook is strongly recommended if you are preparing to take the DANB RHS exam.

October 2023 - Cohort 1              

Group A
Online learning begins: 10/9 (4 asynchronous modules) – Kerri Friel
      Lab 1: 10/14, 8-3 (Saturday) 
      Lab 2: 10/21, 8-3 (Saturday) 

Group B              
Online learning begins: 10/23 (4 asynchronous modules) – Kerri Friel
      Lab 1: 10/28, 8-3 (Saturday) 
      Lab 2: 11/4, 8-3 (Saturday)

January 2024 - Cohort 2

Group A
Online learning begins: 1/1 (4 asynchronous modules) – Kerri Friel
      Lab 1: 1/6, 8-3 (Saturday)
      Lab 2: 1/13, 8-3 (Saturday)

To Register and View Upcoming Class

Please contact Kerri Friel with any questions ([email protected])

If no class is currently available, please complete this Open-Enrollment Inquiry Form.




$605 Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee.


Time Commitment


26 hours 12 hours online, 14 hours lab.



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