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Continuing Education

Introduction to Dental Radiography

Practicing dental assistants will learn the basic principles and techniques of digital intraoral and panoramic radiography as they expose and evaluate radiographic images during laboratory sessions. This intensive two-week course educates dental assistants in the basic fundamentals of dental radiography. Successful course completion satisfies the Rhode Island Department of Health requirement for exposure of radiographs in the dental office setting.

Date: October 2017

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For specific questions regarding this course, contact Kerri Friel:

DHYG 2201-700: Nitrous Oxide administration for the Registered Dental Hygienist

This course has been designed to provide the register dental hygienist with didactic and clinical education to be eligible to take the CDCA Nitrous Oxide Examination and administer nitrous oxide (N2O/O2) in the state of Rhode Island and/or states meeting the requirement to administer Nitrous Oxide.

The course will cover the history of nitrous oxide, neurophysiology of pain and pain control, patient assessment including medical and dental indications and contraindications, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology of nitrous oxide, emergency prevention and management, nitrous oxide armamentarium including safe assembly and handling of gas tanks, masks, tubing, scavenger and monitoring equipment, techniques, record keeping, and regulatory/legal issues.

Hybrid class Blackboard:

  • Online didactic component 15 hours
  • Clinical Component 5 Hours

CNR: 33245
October 10, 2017 – November 16, 2017: online component Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00am -1:00pm mandatory lab CCRI Lincoln
1 credit course
Contact: Cynthia Johnson RDH

Contact Information

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Admissions Info Sessions

Kathleen J. Gazzola
Chair, Dental Health
Director, Dental Hygiene
Flanagan Campus
Room 2374
Tel: 401-333-7227
Fax: 401-333-7146


Adam Moreau
Admissions Officer
Tel: 401-333-7471


Kerri H. Friel
Director, Dental Assisting
Flanagan Campus

Room 2372


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Last Updated: 9/18/17