OC Dental Academy
X-Ray Program

This program is designed for students who have little to no experience in taking x-rays. At OC Dental Academy, our Dental Radiation Safety course includes online and in-class lectures, instructional videos and one-on-one training using dental x-ray mannequins. The Dental Radiation Safety course is a Dental Board approved course that will fulfill the requirements for unlicensed Dental Assistants seeking to become an RDA. If you are a student that requires assistance in taking an FMX with 5 or less errors on a dental mannequin, then this class will be perfect for you!

The written portion of the program is 16 hours and the clinical portion is over a period of 2 days (16 hours on average), for a total length of 32 hours. Depending on your ability you will choose the pace at which you complete the program.  This course is non-refundable.

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Course Details
  • California Dental Radiation and Safety Certification
  • All supplies and materials
  • Notification to The California Dental Board upon successful completion of the Radiation Safety Certification Course
  • Lecture and clinical application of x-ray safety
  • Bisecting and parallel techniques
  • Film exposure
  • Processing and mounting of non-digital x-rays,
  • Digital x-ray (Dexis) training
  • Evaluation of both digital and non-digital dental x-rays.
  • Person must speak English
  • 8-Hour Infection Control Certification
  • A minimum of six (6) months experience in dental assisting in the United States
  • Provide documentation from the dental office where work experience was acquired.
  • This documentation must include:
    • Date of employment or experience
    • Documentation must be written on office letterhead that includes the office address and phone number
    • Documentation must be signed and dated by supervising dentist
    • Employment and experience will be verified.

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  • Be a graduate of a dental assisting program

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  • Be currently enrolled in a dental assistant program
  • Photocopies of the above documents must be included with the registration form.
  • Payment and the complete registration packet must be received 48 hours before the first day of class.
  • Incomplete registration packets will not be accepted and students will be rescheduled for the next start date.
  • Students must provide 4 clinical patients to be treated for their Full Mouth X-Ray (FMX)
  • Must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Must have no more than 6 missing teeth
  • Must have at least 26 of their natural dentition present.
  • Must have no history of cardiovascular or kidney problem.
  • Must not be pregnant.
  • Must not be in any orthodontic appliances.
  • Must complete all the necessary forms at or before time of FMX.
  • Student must wear scrubs
  • Student must wear hair pulled back above collar
  • Student must wear closed toe footwear
  • Student must be on time to class

In the state of California, a Dental Assistant must have their California Radiation Safety (X-Ray) certificate to be permitted to take x-rays in a dental office. In addition, all applicants for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) licensure must submit evidence of having completed an approved Radiation Safety course.

OC Dental Academy partners with a California Dental Board-Approved course provider that certifies students in Radiation Safety.

DENTAL ASSISTING

A Career to be Proud of

OC Dental Academy invites you to join a new, accelerated, low-cost course in Dental Assisting. We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of dental techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills needed as “core necessities” for job acquisition.

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  • Low Tuition (so everyone can afford it)

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Dental Assisting Schools Change Lives

Cynthia Lou
Cynthia Lou
2022-09-11
You can just tell the instructors really care about you and they go above and beyond just to make their students understand the content. Love you Amy and Christie!!!
Shaun Kellam
Shaun Kellam
2022-09-10
This school was the best thing to happen to me! My instructor Any was great, and the owner Christie was amazing at helping navigate the process from signing up, until grad day. Amy is a wonderfully teacher I couldn’t have asked for a better school and experience!! Thanks OC Dental!!
Ryleigh Quinn
Ryleigh Quinn
2022-09-10
This school was amazing. The instructors were amazing and all wanted you to succeed
Ivan Maldonado
Ivan Maldonado
2022-09-10
Nice and friendly people. Really great for new starter wanting to learning about teeth and assisting people
haylie morris
haylie morris
2022-09-10
I would give this school ten stars if I could! I highly recommend looking into this school. The teachers care highly about your education, and they help so much after your schooling is finished too!
Sepideh Sharifi
Sepideh Sharifi
2022-09-10
the instructor is really good and I learned a lot in that class I really recommend it.
Paige Courtney
Paige Courtney
2022-09-10
Loved this school. Graduated from it in 2022. The instructors are beyond amazing and help you with every single thing you need. They find you internships then jobs and literally make sure you learn everything. Very proud to have graduated from here!
Lizeth Flores
Lizeth Flores
2022-09-10
Great experience, amazing instructors who are very easy to talk to and easy to understand from them.
Nazli Nazemian
Nazli Nazemian
2022-09-10
Amazing place, super friendly instructors, new career in less than 10 weeks!!
Lizeth Maldonado
Lizeth Maldonado
2022-06-04
AMAZING PLACE, super easy and fast. Highly recommend. Super nice people and affordable.
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