Course Detail: DMXRAY2 - Intraoral Radiography - Face to Face Training (Part 2)

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who meet one of the following criteria and are needing dental radiography certification:
  1. 1. Currently working in a dental office
  2. 2. New to NC whose former state's requirement does not meet NC requirements (may or may not be employed)
  3. 3. Students who have applied to dental school and/or have plans to work in a dental office before entering dental school
This program 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. 

Course Director

The ECU School of Dental Medicine welcomes Ms. Tamara Stephenson RDH, CDA as the Director of the Intraoral Radiology Certification course.  Ms. Stephenson is a registered dental hygienist with over 40 years of experience between her work in private practice, Pitt County Health Department, Brody School of Medicine and the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine.  She also holds certifications as a Public Health Dental Hygienist and Community Health Dental Coordinator.

Ms. Stephenson has been mentored by former director Ms. Madge Webster, BSRT, R, MAEd.  The school would like to acknowledge Ms. Webster's work in developing the Intraoral Radiology Certification course and the positive impact her expertise has made for dental office providers across the state.

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, Tamara Stephenson.  


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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