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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.

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For specific questions regarding this course, contact Kerri Friel:

DHYG 2200 Local Anesthesia for the Registered Dental Hygienist

This course provides a comprehensive study of local anesthetics used in the dental profession.
This course blends on-line pre-study with 15 hours of lectures, and 3 days of lab
instruction. A minimum of 30 hours will be required for the on-line Blackboard
component which begins March 16, 2020 and must be completed by June 2, 2020.
Upon successful completion of the entire course, you will be awarded two
college credits, or the equivalent of 30 CEU’s.

Spring 2020 Lab Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 10 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more course information, contact:

Francine Luizzi-Bench

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Areas of Study

Dental Assistant Program

CCRI's Dental Assisting Program prepares students to become DANB Certified Dental Assistants. Dental assisting is among the top 25 fastest-growing occupations in the United States. As a dental assistant, you will not only enjoy increased opportunities in a growing field, you will also enhance the efficiency of a dental care team. (More from DANB)

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Dental Hygienist Program

If you like helping people, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and are interested in helping to prevent disease while assisting patients to maintain their health, a career as a dental hygienist may be for you. Dental hygienists are important members of the dental health care team who work with dentists in the delivery of dental care to patients. Hygienists use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental hygiene care for patients. They use their interpersonal skills to motivate and instruct patients on methods to prevent oral disease and to maintain oral health. (More from the RIDA)

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