For dental assistants, understanding the practice of and how to perform radiologic procedures could help you broaden your employment opportunities. In the state of Pennsylvania, performing radiologic tasks requires that professionals successfully pass the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). At Kaplan Career Institute, our Dental Radiology Certification Test Preparation short course is intended to provide you with the relevant skills and knowledge to pass the DANB's RHS exam.†
Our test prep course for the RHS features practice exams and focuses on identifying and explaining key concepts of the dental radiology exam. These concepts include but are not limited to the following:
- Radiographic techniques
- Film selection and examination
- Radiologic equipment and methods
- Quality of an exposure
- Paralleling and bisecting techniques
- Diagnostic quality
- Automatic processing, manual processing, and processing errors
- Mounting radiographs and anatomical landmarks
- Radiation safety
Upon completion of Kaplan Career Institute's Dental Radiology Certification Test Preparation course, students should understand the following:
- Radiology terminology and techniques
- How to expose and process radiographs under the supervision of a dentist in a dental practice
Students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from Kaplan Career Institute.
Kaplan Career Institute is an institution of higher education providing continuing education courses to the local community.
Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course that is not recognized by the School's institutional accreditor. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds. The institution does not offer job placement assistance for short courses, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.
† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. Please check with your state for specific licensing or certification requirements.