Radiology Exam Prep Course

Preparation For DANB® Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®) Exam
Friday, September 30 - MDA Office - 29 Association Drive - Manchester, ME

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (half-hour lunch break - lunch provided)
Presenter: Amanda Willette, CDA, EFDA, M.S.Ed, owner, Beyond Compliance, PLLC
Cost: $390 ($340 for MDA Allied Dental Team Members) - cost includes six-month subscription to practice test


This course is intended for dental auxiliaries with at least three months of clinical experience with a basic understanding of dental terminology and tooth numbering.

Course Requirements: 


Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, 5e by Joen Iannucci DDS MS and Laura Jansen Howerton RDH MS (ISBN: 97800323297424). This edition of the textbook serves as one of several recommended study resources in the Exam Outline published by the Dental Assisting National Board® and can be purchased online via numerous vendors, including Amazon. Participants may choose to purchase the textbook new, used, or in a digital format. Renting the textbook is also acceptable. Please review end of chapter summaries prior to attending the course. It is not necessary to bring your copy of the textbook to the review session. 


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify major anatomical structures of the head and neck, to include hard and soft tissues, such as the teeth, jaw and surrounding structures that appear radiographically

  • Identify anomalies of the oral cavity and surrounding structures that may appear radiographically

  • Discuss patient preparation for radiographic procedures

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic equipment and supplies utilized in dental radiography (collimator, XCP, image receptor, etc.)

  • Identify a variety of intraoral and extraoral image types and the appropriate selection for the individual needs of the patient

  • Demonstrate knowledge of exposure setting adjustments that are necessary for diagnosis but minimize radiation exposure for the patient

  • Identify the appropriate location of receptor placement to capture expected anatomy
    Compare and contrast digital radiography and conventional radiography; describe basic principles of fill processing

  • Identify common radiographic processing and/or exposing errors

  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper film mounting (conventional and digital)

  • Describe various dental radiography regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper documentation of exposed radiographs

  • Discuss radiation safety procedures that protect the patient and radiographer

  • Discuss the utilization of effective infection control management techniques when performing dental radiography procedures

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