Requirements & Exam Review
To legally operate dental X-Ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures in Arizona, a dental assistant must hold a current Arizona Board-approved license in radiology. To obtain a license, one must pass the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam.
Radiography Exam Review
This is a review of the basic concepts of oral and maxillofacial radiology, which covers the historical background of X-rays, radiation physics, biology, radiation protection, infection control, dental X-ray machine components, dental film, digital receptor, anatomical landmarks, bitewings, periapical exposures, and mounting films. Plus, students will be able to identify and correct exposure or processing errors. Participants will expose, process, mount, and evaluate the radiographs on manikins.
In this hands-on review clinical session, students will be prepared to take the DANB written exam; take satisfactory periapical, bitewing, and occlusal radiographs; become familiar with dental radiographs; and self-analyze radiographic technical errors. This is an excellent review for dental assistants planning to take the DANB to become a Licensed Dental Assistant (CDA).
Licensing in Dental Assistant Radiology
In general, this review entails two educational components: a lecture session and a clinical session. The latter includes a hands-on and demonstrative approach and exercising the concepts taught in the lecture session. Elements of this review may include:
- X-ray exposure and evaluation.
- Radiology safety.
- Troubleshooting and processing error.
Please contact us to reserve your seat in the upcoming session.
Seating is limited due to small class size.