**CANCELLED** Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Dental Assistants


Do you want to take dental x-rays in North Carolina? The "NC Dental Practice Act" requires ALL Dental Assistants to successfully complete a radiography course approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners before being allowed to take x-rays on live patients. In this comprehensive course, you will learn about radiation safety, the paralleling technique of intraoral radiography, and the fundamentals of both analog and digital radiography.

Online Work
Anytime between August 31, 2020 and October 12, 2020 | Via Adobe Connect

Proctored Written Exam
October 15, 2020 | Charlotte AHEC, Center for Learning & Development

Clinical Sessions
Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Carolinas Center for Oral Health

* Registration for this program will close on August 17, 2020.

The Intraoral Radiography for the Office-Trained Dental Assistant program consists of three major components:
1. Part A: An online self-study course
2. A proctored written examinination
3. Part B: The Hands-On Clinical Sessions.

In Part A, the online self-study course, you will work through the online modules. Once you have successfully completed this online course and passed the proctored written exam with a minimum score of 70%, you can participate in Part B, The Hands-On Clinical Sessions.

The Clinical Sessions consist of laboratory training on mannequins, including instruction on how to expose, develop, fix, mount and evaluate dental films. You are required to complete both days. At the conclusion of Part B, you will be required to take a complete mouth series on the mannequin for your practical exam. A minimum score of 86% on this practical exam is required.

After successfully completing all parts of the Intraoral Radiography for the Office-Trained Dental Assistant program, you will receive certification in Intraoral Radiography awarded by Charlotte AHEC and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. This will serve as your documentation that you have met the legal training requirements of the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to take dental radiographs in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers designates this activity for up to 40.0 hours of continuing education credits.

Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. The Charlotte AHEC office acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Charlotte AHEC office does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.

Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest:
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, the Charlotte AHEC office is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The Charlotte AHEC office is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


  • Describe basic principles of radiation biology, x-ray production and safety
  • Identify components of x-ray unit, processing and scanning equipment
  • Describe factors that affect radiographic quality and image characteristics
  • Differentiate between analog processing and digital scanning methods
  • Identify anatomical landmarks and radiographic anatomy


Susan G Walker


Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Karen L Schwabenlender, RDH, BS
Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2020
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
40.00 - Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 13
Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2020
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 13
Contact Hours