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Dental Radiology

Sunrise School of Dental Assisting offers a dental radiology course designed to teach dental assistants digital how to administer, process, and read X-rays using proper techniques. Assistants also learn the basics of giving injections. These added qualifications make your work as a dental assistant even more in demand at many dental practices.  

Classes are a combination of classroom and hands-on learning in a lab with mock patients. During the three-week course, you will learn:

  • Different injection techniques
  • How to monitor patients on nitrous oxide
  • The history of radiology and potential hazards of radiation
  • State and OSHA safety laws and proper protections
  • The difference between X-ray units and X-ray films
  • Occlusal, panoramic, and cephalomatic X-rays
  • Proper processing and mounting of X-rays
  • When to use which type of X-rays
  • How to use digital imagery and equipment
  • Sensor placement
  • Common radiographic errors and how to correct them  

To obtain radiology certification, students must pass a written exam with a minimum score of 70%. Students must also demonstrate their knowledge by completing a full-mouth series of X-rays on a live patient with 85% or greater proficiency.   

To Apply

If you would like more specific information about the application process, tuition costs and our current discounts, please visit the Application section of our website or contact us directly at (919) 878-2077 or sunriseDAschool [at] gmail.com with any questions.

Course Outline

Total Hours 9 16

Lecture Lab
Radiology Theory & Safety

Reading:Dental Radiology – Parts I, II

3 0
Radiology Theory Cont. & Placement Demos

Reading: Dental Radiology – Parts III, V

2 1
Radiology Theory Cont.

Reading: Dental Radiology – Parts IV, VI, VII

2 0
RADIOLOGY CLINIC 0 3
Radiology Theory & Clinic

Reading: Dental Radiology – Part IX

1 2
Radiology Theory & Clinic

Reading: Dental Radiology – Part VIII

1 2
RADIOLOGY CLINIC 0 3
RADIOLOGY TEST AND CLINIC 0 2
EXTRA RADIOLOGY CLINIC DAY
Only if Radiology Checklist is not complete
0 3

                                                                 

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