Radiology for the Dental Assistant

Is this course approved by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry? Yes! You will receive 14 hours of continuing education credit when you take this course.

Do I need to be registered as a dental assistant in the State of Tennessee to take this course? Yes, you must be registered and have a valid registration number that begins with DA. If you take this course without a valid number, the course will not be accepted by the Board of Dentistry!

How is the course organized? The course is divided into topics with each topic containing multimedia presentations and practice tests. In addition, there will be learning activities that should be performed in the office to help you master the material. Once you pass all practice tests with a 100% and complete all learning activities, you can take a final examination online. When you pass it, you can print off your CE certificate.

Do I need to contact the Board of Dentistry? YES! The form you must send to the Board is available after you complete the final exam.

What type of computer equipment will I need? Any computer with an internet connection will be adequate for this course, but a high speed internet connection for your computer is highly desirable.

How much does the course cost? The fee for the course is $169.

How do I pay for the course? Payment is easy. After you register, payment is made using Paypal, a safe and reliable online payment program. You do not need a Paypal account to use your own credit or debit card. However, if you create a Paypal account, you have six months to pay for the course with no interest.

What is your refund policy? If you wish a refund, contact us in 30 days and before taking any topic practice tests.  You will receive a full refund minus a $15 processing fee.

How do I register for the course? Simply go to "register" at the top of the page.

What will I learn? After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe how dental x-rays are created,
  2. Recognize the need for dental x-rays,
  3. Explain how radiation affects the human body,
  4. Employ safety measures to protect the patient,
  5. Employ safety measures to protect dental personnel,
  6. Compare different radiograph techniques for exposing radiographs,
  7. Identify the parts of an intraoral x-ray machine,
  8. List the different sizes and parts of intraoral x-ray films,
  9. Explain how changes in milliamps, kilovolts, and exposure time effects a dental film,
  10. Recognize anatomical landmarks that appear on radiographs,
  11. Demonstrate the appropriate techniques for exposing periapical x-rays,
  12. Demonstrate the appropriate techniques for exposing bitewing x-rays,
  13. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for exposing a panoral radiograph,
  14. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for developing and fixing radiographs,
  15. Correct exposure and processing errors,
  16. Mount and label radiographs,
  17. Employ patient management techniques before, during and after radiograph exposure.