Course Detail: DMXRAY - Intraoral Radiography - Online Module (Part 1 of 2)

Course Description

This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.

Registration Fees

Part 1 - $270.00
After the successful completion of Part 1, participants can register for Part 2.

Part 2 - $320.00
Participants will have one year from the date of initial registration to complete both components of the course. No refunds will be provided, except in exceptional cases approved by the Program Coordinator, Madge Webster.


Part 1 requires completion of eight instructional modules, three videos on intraoral receptor placement and the final exam with a minimum score of 70%. Part 2 entails hands-on work for a total of 30 hours under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, Madge Webster.

The learning objectives for Parts 1 and 2 include:

Part 1

Part 2

  • Discuss the fundamentals of radiation production, safety, protection 
  • Apply and demonstrate proper receptor placement techniques
  • Describe factors affecting radiographic quality
  • Demonstrate appropriate radiography unit operation
  • Identify anatomical and radiographic anatomy
  • Demonstrate selection of proper exposure settings
  • Differentiate between analog and digital devices
  • Apply and demonstrate proper infection control practices



Registration for Part 1 Coursework

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January 30 February 6
February 28 March 6
March 28 April 6
April 30 May 6
May 31 June 6
June 30 July 6
July 31 August 6

Coursework Deadline: Before the registration deadline of the desired
clinical component or by September 25, 2018.

Note: Registration for the Part 2 Clinical cannot occur until all
online material and final exam has been completed.


Registration for Part 2 Clinical

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Part 1

Clinical DatesRegistration Deadline Location
March 23-24 March 21 Greenville Campus
April 27-28 April 25 Greenville Campus
May 19-20 May 16 Elizabeth City Campus
August 17-18 August 15 Greenville Campus
Sept 29-30 Sept 26 Lillington Campus

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