• Course Name

    Dental Radiation and Safety Certification

    Course Description

    As of January 1, 1985, any person working in a dental office, who operates dental radiographic equipment in the state of California shall either pass a specified course in radiation safety approved by the Board of Dental Examiners, or have passed a radiation safety examination conducted by the board prior to January 1, 1985. The Dental Radiation Safety certification course has been approved by the Board of Dental Examiners on recommendation of the Committee on Dental Auxiliaries, Second and Post-Secondary Education; State of California; and the Sacramento County Office of Education as a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) for community education. Upon successful completion of this 45 hour course, including written and clinical evaluations, you will be issued a certificate. Possession of this certificate entitles you to expose Dental Radiographs in the State of California. This information will be provided to the Committee on Dental Auxiliaries for their records. The 65-hour course is taught in the evening and weekends, and is offered several times throughout the year. The course encompasses didactical, laboratory and clinical instruction in radiation safety. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: radiation production and safety; intra-oral exposure techniques; film processing; reading and mounting. Due to the need for clinical work, this course is recommended for persons presently employed in a dental office, or currently enrolled in a Dental Assisting program. There is a laboratory and workbook fee for this class.


    Encina Preparatory High School (open to all District students)

    Meeting Days & Times

    Dates to be determined

    Length of Course

    45 hours

    What you will learn

    • TBA

    Recommended Classes and Prerequisites

    Due to the need for advanced clinical instruction, enrollment is limited to students currently working in the dental field or students enrolled in a dental assisting program

    Job Site Placement (Internship)


  • Age restrictions?

    16 years or older

    Transportation required?


    Dress code requirements?

    Yes - School dress code required

    Background check required?


    Proof of Immunization required?

     Yes - San Juan Unified Scool District Requirements

    High school credits earned?


    UC a-g approved?


    Articulation available?


Last Modified on April 1, 2019