The Dental Radiography Certification course at DSI incorporates three full day sessions to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. Students will receive eight hours of didactic instruction in the terminology, production, usage and types of radiography used in dentistry. The second and third eight hour session includes hands-on instruction and clinical application of the knowledge gained in the didactic portion. Students who successfully complete all 24 hours of instruction and pass the dental radiography exam will be awarded a certificate of achievement.
X-ray discovery and history Radiation Physics The Dental X-Ray Machine Types of Radiation Radiation effects and safety Dental film Hand and automatic processing Digital image capture and processing Intraoral radiography: paralleling, bisecting, bite-wing and occlusal techniques Extraoral radiography: panoramic, cephalometric and skull views Emerging cone-beam 3D technologies
Session 2 and 3
Clinical application using the Rinn XCP instruments, various other film holders and the dental radiography mannequin Infection control Technique error review Recognition of anatomic landmarks Mounting intraoral radiographic series Usage of the panoramic machine Dental Radiography exam