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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.

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 required. Participants must submit written proof of experience from employer at the start of the first lab.
  2. Students must recruit a patient for a full mouth series competency and 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.

February 2020:

CRN and Course #: 50097 PSEM-4001-150
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2020
Online Coursework: February 15 - 29, 2020
Labs Sessions:  Saturdays, February 22 and 29, 8:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please contact Kerri Friel with any questions (

April 2020:

CRN and Course #: 50098 PSEM-4001-151
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2020
Online Coursework: April 6 - 25, 2020
Labs Sessions: Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 8:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please contact Pam Wood with any questions (

Registration Information

  1. Complete and return the registration form with payment. Please include the CRN and Course # listed above.
  2. Purchase textbook: Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” by Iannucci and Howerton, ed.5. Elsevier, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-323-29742-4. Available at the CCRI bookstores

If interested please print and complete the Registration Form and return to a CCRI Workforce office.

Registration Form




$605 Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee.


Time Commitment


26 hours 12 hours online, 14 hours lab.



  • Workforce Offices
  • Tel: 401.825.1214



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