Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Is A Dental X-Ray Certificate Useful?

In order to be able to take x-rays, you need to get a x-ray certificate. You should know that different states have different regulations. a good idea is to contact a few community colleges in your area and get the details.

Being x-ray certified is totally worth it. If you think about it, a dentist would prefer having an assistant that can also take x-rays, right? So a lot of the hiring ads for dental assistants also include this requirement. Not to mention that this helps get a better salary, as well.

The typical curriculum of a dental radiology program includes: 
  • remulations on radiation use, 
  • radiation protection
  • principles of digital radiography
  • overview of the x-ray machine
  • infection control
  • film processing techniques
  • biological effects of radiation

As career options, you can put your skills to good use in dentist offices, physician offices, outpatient care centers, as well as in general medical hospitals.

Other posts: dental assistant certificate, DANB.


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