Dental Radiology

The DA Academy Dental Radiology course expands on the basics learned in our dental assistant program, and gives graduates numerous additional skills that are in high demand at dental offices. During this course, students experience a mix of classroom and hands-on learning in a lab with live, mock patients. Students in this program learn:

  • The history of radiology and associated risks

  • The difference between x-ray units and x-ray films

  • The different types of x-rays, including panoramic and cephalometric

  • Proper processing and mounting of x-rays

  • When and how to use different types of x-rays

  • How to use digital imagery and equipment

  • Correct sensor placement

  • Common radiographic errors and how to avoid them

  • State and OSHA safety laws


During the radiology training course, students also learn the basics of injection techniques as well as how to monitor patients on nitrous oxide.

Successful completion of the radiology program requires passing a written exam with a score of 70% or better, as well as demonstrating proficiency in obtaining a full mouth series with 85% proficiency or greater.

Register for Dental Radiology

Dental Radiology

Current Dental Professionals

NC X-Ray Certification for the Dental Auxiliary.


This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners*

*Proof of current dental profession required. 

January 8 - March 26

Friday 9am - 5pm

January 25 - April 14

Monday + Wednesday 9am - 12:30pm

February 20 - May 1

Saturday 8am - 4pm

March 2 - May 20 (En Espanol)

Tuesday + Thursday 6pm - 9:30pm

March 8 - May 26

Monday + Wednesday 6pm - 9:30pm

Coronal Polishing (DA 2's)

Thursday, February 18 @ 9am

Nitrous Oxide Monitoring

Friday, February 19 @ 9am

Open House

Friday, February 5 (2pm - 7pm)

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