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Radiation Safety Course – January 15 & 16, 2021

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Radiation Safety Course – January 15 & 16, 2021

January 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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One event on January 16, 2021 at 8:30am


The California Radiation Safety Certification course provides the participant with the required course curriculum to obtain certification to produce dental radiographs in California. Whether an entry-level allied dental health team member or someone entering the California workplace from another State, our certification course provides didactic instruction in the California Code of Regulations for Radiation Safety and ensures, through lab/pre-clinical instruction, that each participant demonstrates minimum competency in the principles and techniques of radiography prior to human subject exposures. Certification through a Board-approved provider is required to expose radiographs of any type, using any dental radiographic equipment, in any dental-related setting, and for both general and specialty dentistry.  For clarification, go to the DBC website at www.dbc.ca.gov and research CCR Sec 1014 and 1014.1.

All course requirements for lecture, lab, pre/clinical and clinical instruction, including the requirements for human subject radiographs, are REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY REGULATION FROM THE DENTAL BOARD, not the Institute; therefore, our requirements are consistent with BOARD REGULATIONS and must be completed in order to achieve certification.  These requirements include:

  • Completion of a written Radiation Safety for California examination PRIOR to exposures on human subjects.

  • Completion of two sets of bitewing radiographs (4 films, intraoral) on radiographic training mannequins using traditional intraoral image receptors.

  • Completion of two sets of full-mouth radiographs (18 films, traditional mix of periapical and bitewing exposures) on radiographic training mannequins using traditional intraoral image receptors (no extraoral images accepted).

  • Completion of four sets of full-mouth radiographs (18 films, traditional mix of periapical and bitewing exposures) on human subjects with written permission from a licensed dentist using digital intraoral image receptors (no extraoral images accepted); to accommodate our students and to ensure proper diagnosis of a full-mouth series is achieved, enrolled students will have two (2) weeks to complete the clinical portion of the course within their own dental office environment.

  • Accommodations may be arranged for participants to bring clinical patients to the facility for exposure – by appointment only.

Upon successful completion of the required elements for certification, the participant will receive a certificate of completion allowing them to expose radiographs in the workplace as well as a course completion verification card for submission to the Dental Board, if used for application requirements for licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant.

Course tuition includes materials and training equipment usage needed for completion of the requirements. Participants will be required to bring their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for use during the lab and simulated-lab sections of the course.  The recommended PPE is as follows:

  • Two (2) disposable isolation gowns or knee-length disposable lab jacket – long sleeved, cuffed, snap front or tie back (no reusable, washable jackets or gowns)

  • Six (6) pair medical examination gloves in appropriate size

  • Four (4) disposable face masks (cone or earloop)

In the event participant does not bring their own PPE, a materials kit will be required to purchase for $10.

Class Dates/Times:  Day One – Friday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm;  Day Two – Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pre-requisite:  Current certification in CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers)

Recommended preparation:  Completion of a Board-approved 8-hour course in Infection Control by a reputable provider.



January 15
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
4995 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 100
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 United States
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