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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 radiographs during laboratory sessions.

This course prepares dental assistants to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation, Health and Safety examination and successful course completion satisfies the Rhode Island Department of Health requirement for exposure of radiographs in the dental setting.

Students must recruit a patient for a full mouth series competency and are required to attend all lectures and laboratories. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. (Prerequisite: A minimum of six months of experience as a chairside dental assistant. Documentation from your employer must be provided upon registration.)

For specific questions regarding this course contact Pam Wood, Dental Health Department (

Cost $500 (includes registration fee)

Students also must purchase “Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” by Iannucci and Howerton, ISBN: 978-1-4377-1162-2.

Lecture (18 hours)

Mondays, 6 to 9:30 p.m.,
from May19, 2014 to June 23, 2014
CCRI Flanagan Campus, Lincoln

Lab (18 hours)

Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
50639 PSEM-4001-150
from May 20, 2014 to June 24, 2014

Other laboratory section may be added if above section is at capacity.

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Last Updated: 4/2/14