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Radiology for Dental Auxiliary: Certification Course

This course is approved for Certification for Dental Radiographers per Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 64B5-9.011.

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Prerequisite / Limit

At least three months of continuous on-the-job training through assisting in the positioning and exposing of dental radiographic film  under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed dentist and be at least 18 years of age, (Chapter 64B5-9.011). Signed acknowledgement of meeting these prerequisites is required. Participants may be dismissed from course if found lacking appropriate dental experience.

Complete the following:

  • Radiology Permit
  • Marketing form
  • Copy of completed UF HIPAA and Confidentiality Statement
  • Complete all online assignments
    • Once you register, the link to the online lectures will be delivered to your email. These lectures are video-recorded and web-streamed for selfpaced, stop-and-go, pause-and–rewind, or fast-forward viewing.

 

Register Early – Limit is 20 participants, and course fills quickly.

Radiology Requirements

Radiography certification is obtained through the Department of Health by submitting documentation of successful completion of a Board approved certification course; after completing three months of on-the-job training through assisting in the positioning and exposing of dental radiographic film under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed dentist. Department of Health application and fee is required, in addition to the CDE course.

Course Description

One of the few courses taught by full-time dental radiologists, this course is specifically designed to make a complex subject much easier to comprehend. Safety factors for protecting the operator and patient will be stressed.

Once you register, the link to the online lectures will be delivered to your email. These lectures are video-recorded and web-streamed for selfpaced, stop-and-go, pause-and–rewind, or fast-forward viewing.

To complete the course, you must register for a one-day Saturday hands-on clinical workshop (included in course fee) at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. You’ll be given the registration links for your choice of workshop date in the web-based course.

The mandatory workshop provides individualized hands-on clinical experience with mannequins to enhance your skills in taking x-rays in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. See Workshop Dates below.

Course Objectives

This course is a review for dental auxiliaries to reacquaint them with the necessary background material and fundamental principles needed for certification in radiology safety as currently required by Florida law.

Faculty

  • M. K. Nair, DMD, MS, Lic.Odont.(Sweden), PhD., Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Colleges of Dentistry & Medicine Faculty website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Clinical Instructors

  • Glenda Guarino, CDA, BPM, MHA, Coordinator of the Radiology Lab, Professor Emeritus, Santa Fe  College
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Mae Bell Wilson, CDA, AS
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • Continuing Education Units

    14 contact hours. (Participation)

    Hands-on Course Hands-On Workshop

    Course Limit

    20 Participants

    Course Materials

    Radiology Forms

    Professional Career Path for Dental

    Assistants – your complete Dental Assistant

    Continuum

    Registration
    Fees
    Team Discount available Team Discount Available
    • Early Bird Fee   $399 Auxiliaries  (Up to one month prior to course)
    • Regular Fee      $449 Auxiliaries
    • 8:00am – 5:00pm: Saturday
    • Networking Lunch included
    Dates Location Course #
    April 9, 2016 Gainesville 170016.02
    July 16, 2016 Gainesville 170016.03
    October 22, 2016 Gainesville 170016.04
    January 14, 2017 Gainesville 180014.01
    April 22, 2017 Gainesville 180014.02
    July 15, 2017 Gainesville 180014.03
    October 28, 2017 Gainesville 180014.04