In the state of California a Dental Assistant must have their California Radiation Safety (X-Ray) certificate to be permitted to take x-rays in a dental office. In addition, all applicants for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) licensure must submit evidence of having completed an approved radiation safety course.
High Desert Medical College is a California Dental Board approved course provider that certifies students in Radiation Safety and upon completion of our course we will issue an X-ray certificate/license to the student. Course length is 32 hours.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This course includes lecture and clinical application of x-ray safety, bisecting and parallel techniques, film exposure, processing and mounting of non-digital x-rays, digital x-ray(Dexis) training, and evaluation of both digital and non-digital dental x-rays. For this course, we will be using in-class lectures, instructional videos, and one-on-one training using dental x-ray manikins and live patients. The California Dental Board will be notified upon successful completion of the Radiation Safety Certification course.
This course requires a valid CPR card by either, only, American Heart Association BLS or Red Cross BLS. If you already have a valid CPR, bring in a prepared copy of the card when you attend class. Proof of completion of Infection Control Course. 4 approved x-ray patients to complete their certification.
ACCREDITATION AND APPROVAL
Course is approved by the Dental Board of California and the Bureau of Private Postesecondary Education in California and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education (ACCET).