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Dental X-Ray Licensure

Tue - Wed 5:30-9:30 Via Zoom Online Thu-Fri 5:30-9:30 Preclinical @ Rocklin location Sat-Sun 9am-6pm Clinical @ Rocklin location

Dental X-Ray Licensure
Dental X-Ray Licensure

Time & Location

Nov 07, 2023, 5:30 PM – Nov 12, 2023, 6:00 PM

Nov 7-12, Evening and Weekend Courses, 6522 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, USA

About the Event

We are a California Dental Board approved provider for the Dental X-Ray Licensure Course. This course meets all requirements to achieve the Dental X-Ray Licensure and is suitable for any member of the dental community; as it benefits dental assistants, sterilization techs, front office staff, and out of state dental assistants looking to acquire their California RDA license. The program outline for Dental X-Ray includes 8 hours of didactic (lecture) instruction, 12 hours of pre-clinical instruction, and 12 hours of clinical experience with patients.  The course is designed for the participant  to  complete and have their radiation certification by the end of the weekend.

The didactic portion includes anatomical landmarks related to dental radiology, radiology basics, infection control, radiology equipment, film mounting and interpretation basics, and technique basics. A written exam will be given at the conclusion of the didactic portion. The pre-clinical portion includes infection control, exposure of bitewing, periapical, bisecting and paralleling technique as well as processing films, and digital imaging. At California Dental Educators we use the hand held NOMAD for exposure of x-rays. For clinical practice you will expose two sets of 4 bitewings and three sets of 18 full mouth series on a practice manikin. During the clinical patient portion you will bring in four patients on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday of the course. Your patient criteria must meet requirements of no full mouth series, panoramic or cephalometric x-rays in the past year and all patients must have a written permission from a licensed dentist.

We are dedicated to providing top notch training from experienced instructors within the pediatric and adult RDA fields. Instructors are carefully selected for their unparalleled commitment to maintaining a current curriculum in line with the Dental Board of California, demonstrated leadership skills, 15+ years of experience in the dental community, and dedication to the education and advancement of each student.


1. Current CPR for healthcare providers issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association

2. Completion of 8 hour Infection Control and 2 hour Dental Practice Act prior to clinical patients

Certification Requirements:

1.  Written exam for Dental X-Ray  must be completed with a passing score (this is given the first day of preclinical)

2. Two sets of 4 bitewings must be completed using the provided practice manikins at our Rocklin clinical location

3. Three sets of 18 full mouth radiographs must be completed using the provided practice manikins at our Rocklin   clinical location

4. Four sets of 18 full mouth radiographs to be completed on your clinical patients, brought to our rocklin clinical location on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday of class time

PPE Requirements:

CDC guidelines indicate that each student must wear all PPE. You will need approximately the following PPE for the course:

8 disposable face masks, level 2 or higher

1 box of medical grade examination gloves appropriately fitted

3 disposable isolation gowns or  lab jackets with cuffs and button or zipper front

Safety goggles or glasses with side shields

Face Shield (optional)

We are offering personalized PPE Kits for students at an additional fee. To order your kit click on "More" in the menu bar,  click on "PPE Kit", fill out information and pay for your kit. The kit will be waiting for you at the pre clinical class. 

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