Dental Radiology

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The Dental Radiography Certification course at DA Academy of NC incorporates three full day sessions to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. Students will receive seven hours of didactic instruction in terminology, production, usage and types of radiography used in dentistry. The second and third seven-hour session includes hands-on instruction and clinical application of the knowledge gained in the didactic portion.

Students who successfully complete all 21 hours of instruction and pass the safety written and clinical dental radiography exam with a passing score of at least 80 percent will be awarded a certificate.

Didactic Hours: 7 Hours
Clinical Hours: 14 Hours
Total Course Hours: 21 Hours

Prerequisites:

Current NC residing Dental Professionals in need of NC X-Ray Certification for the Dental Auxiliary. 

This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners and proof of current dental profession is required.

Prior to enrollment, you should submit the following:

  • Proof of Dental Assistant l or ll Status / experience
  • CPR Must be current
  • Valid Proof of identification

FAQ

Dental radiology is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the use of imaging techniques to diagnose, monitor, and treat dental conditions. It involves the use of various types of X-rays and other forms of radiation to create detailed images of the teeth, gums, and jaw. These images help dental professionals assess the health of these areas, identify issues such as cavities, impacted teeth, and bone loss, and plan treatments accordingly. Techniques used in dental radiology include traditional X-rays, digital X-rays, panoramic X-rays, and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), among others.

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