Course Detail: DMXRAY2 - Intraoral Radiography - Face to Face Training (Part 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 2 clinical sessions will not be offered in June and July of 2021. It will be fall before it will be offered again.


Part 1 requires the learner to complete eight instructional modules, three videos on intraoral receptor placement and the final exam with a minimum score of 70%.  This portion constitutes 22 hours of instruction.  

Part 2 requires 8 hours (1 day) of hands-on clinical instruction under the supervision of the program instructors.  Both parts give a total of 30 contact hours. 

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

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