810 West DeSoto St.
Clermont, FL 34711

(352) 551-6531

Radiology

This course is for dental assistants that already have experience.  This course is approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry.   At least three months of continuous on-the-job training through assisting is required in the positioning and exposing of dental radiographic film under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed dentist and must be at least 18 years of age.  (Chapter 64B5-9.011).  Signed acknowledgement of meeting these prerequisites is required.  Participants may be dismissed from course if found lacking appropriate dental experience.

Course Description:  This certification course provides knowledge of and evaluates the students’ ability to perform Radiology duties as a component of their Expanded Functions, required by the State of Florida.  Students will learn digital radiology clinically and traditional radiology didactically.  It is conducted in a dental office setting, allowing the student to utilize the equipment and materials used on a day to day basis in a dental office.  Upon completion of the course, the student will be tested and must pass all clinical competencies in order to receive certification.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be knowledgeable in and able to do the following:

  • Identify Equipment
  • Identify Radiographic Anatomy
  • Be familiar with the film/sensor techniques
  • Understand the development and processing techniques
  • Perform adequate infection control
  • Be aware of tissue sensitivity
  • Understand radiation protection for the patient and the operator
  • Understand the types of exposure
  • Understand the units of measurement
  • Understand radiation biology
  • Understand radiation doses

Cost:  $350.00

Continuing Education Coursework is not under the purview of the Commission for Independent Education.

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