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Dental x-ray Licensure (Radiation Safety)
Dental x-ray Licensure (Radiation Safety)

Dental x-ray Licensure (Radiation Safety)

August 23, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Time & Location

Aug 23, 2022, 5:30 PM – Aug 28, 2022, 6:00 PM

California Dental Educators, 6522 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765, USA

About the Event

We are a California Dental Board approved provider for the Radiation Safety Certification Course. This course meets all requirements to achieve the Radiation Safety Certification 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 Radiation Safety includes 8 hours of didactic (lecture) instruction, 12 hours of pre-clinical instruction, and 12 hours of clinical experience with patients. Our course is designed to provide the participant with their x-ray certificate at the end of Sundays class, once all competencies have been met.

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, 10+ 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 Radiation Safety must be completed with a passing score.

2. Two sets of 4 bitewings must be completed using the provided practice manikins.

3. Three sets of 18 full mouth radiographs must be completed using the provided practice manikins.

4. Four sets of 18 full mouth radiographs to be completed on your clinical patients.

PPE Requirements:

CDC guidelines indicate that each student 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 two long sleeved, knee length disposable lab jackets
  • Safety goggles or glasses with side shields
  • Face Shield (optional)

We are offering personalized PPE Kit for students at an additional fee. To order a kit go to the home page, click on option "more" in upper right corner, click on PPE Kit and fill out order form and pay for your kit. Your kit will be ready for you at the beginning of the first pre-clinical class. 

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  • 4 hours

    Didactic (Lecture)

    Didactic (Lecture)

  • 4 hours

    Didactic (Lecture)

    Didactic (Lecture)
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  • Radiation Safety


    Dental x-ray licensure August 24-28


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