Dental Radiology

Our 3-week dental radiology course expands on the basics learned in our dental assistant program, and gives graduates numerous additional skills that are in high demand at dental offices. During this course, students experience a mix of classroom and hands-on learning in a lab with live, mock patients. Students in this program learn:

  • The history of radiology and associated risks
  • The difference between x-ray units and x-ray films
  • The different types of x-rays, including panoramic and cephalometric
  • Proper processing and mounting of x-rays
  • When and how to use different types of x-rays
  • How to use digital imagery and equipment
  • Correct sensor placement
  • Common radiographic errors and how to avoid them
  • State and OSHA safety laws

During the radiology training course, students also learn the basics of injection techniques as well as how to monitor patients on nitrous oxide.

Successful completion of the radiology program requires passing a written exam with a score of 70% or better, as well as demonstrating proficiency in obtaining a full mouth series with 85% proficiency or greater. The full mouth series is performed on a live patient.

What Our Students are Saying: