Radiology for Dental Auxiliary: Certification Course
This course is approved for Certification for Dental Radiographers per Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 64B5-9.011.
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, be at least 18 years of age, and have completed the Fundamentals of Dental Assisting course (p. 9) (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
Register Early – Limit is 20 participants, and course fills quickly.
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.
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 fastforward 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.
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.
- M. K. Nair, DMD, MS, Lic.Odont.(Sweden), PhD., Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Colleges of Dentistry & Medicine Faculty website
- James C. Pettigrew, Jr., DMD, Dip. ABOMR, Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, College of Dentistry – Department of Radiology, College of Medicine Faculty website
- Glenda Guarino, C.D.A., B.P.M., M.H.A., Coordinator of the Radiology Lab, Professor of Business Programs at Santa Fe College
- Mae Bell Wilson, C.D.A., A.S.
Continuing Education Units
14 contact hours. (Participation)
Professional Career Path for Dental Assistants
If you have no experience
What can a career in Dental Assisting offer you?
Click here for information from the American Dental Association.
This course provides an introduction to basic dental assisting theory and skills for pre-dental students planning to participate in the UFCD Dental Clinic Volunteer Program; and for individuals seeking an entry-level dental assisting position in a dental office. This is a hybrid course that includes online instruction, and two weekends of classroom, lab, and clinic instruction and practice. The course includes certification in CPR, OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Infectious Waste Management, and HIPAA. Student participants who complete this course receive a certificate of participation for all basic dental assisting functions and are eligible to enroll in the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant or Radiology certification courses.
If you have experience
Trilogy of Certification Courses for Dental
Florida does not license dental assistants and there is no examination requirement. However, prior to the performance of expanded duties as defined by rule of the Board, the dental assistant must possess formal training. This certification training falls into 3 categories:
- 1. Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary: Certification Course
- - Formal training which is required for certification in order to legally perform certain remediable tasks. Rules 64B5- 16.005 and 16.006, Florida Administrative Code, defines Remediable tasks (expanded functions) delegable to dental hygienists and dental assistants and the level of supervision required.
- 2. Radiology for Dental Auxiliary: Certification Course
- - 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.
- 3. Fabricating Provisional Crowns & Bridges Certification Course
- - Advanced training for certification of additional expanded functions beyond those covered in the Expanded Functions course. Per Florida Statutes, Section 466-024(6) and Board of Dentistry Rule 64B5-16.005, this course is approved for the certification of dental auxiliaries to legally perform the expanded functions of cementing temporary crowns and bridges with temporary cement and fabricating temporary crowns and bridges intra-orally.
Team Discount Available
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