Students prepare to become competent in the safe use of x-ray equipment and procedures and to prepare to take the national Dental Assistant National Board Radiation and Safety (RHS) exam. The program provides real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Upon successful completion of the program (25 hours classroom instruction + 20 hours lab component + 30 hours clinical*) and passing the licensing exam, students will have an x-ray license to perform dental specific procedures. *Although MCVSD staff will assist in setting up the clinical experience, the student is responsible for securing a clinical site. Lecture sessions at MCVSD; Lab sessions at Howard Dental Office.
PREREQUISITE: High school diploma or equivalent, minimum 18 years old, appropriate pre-entrance score; successful completion of Dental Assisting-Introduction and Infection Control or a minimum of 3 months experience as a dental assistant.