Our secondary programs are not designed as standalone programs for new students. If you do not have experience working in the medical or dental industry, please see our Medical Assistant Certification Program, Dental Assistant Training Program, or Medical & Dental Administrative Assistant Program. If you are currently working in the Medical or Dental industries and are looking to earn a specific certification, please contact us as secondary programs may be a standalone option for you.
Dental Radiology Training at ACI Medical & Dental School
Our Dental Radiology Program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to become licensed Dental Radiologists in just five months. This program is offered as part of our comprehensive Dental Assistant Training program, or standalone if all qualifications are met.
- Get Certified In Just a Few Months
- Fully Accredited Clinical & Academic Program
- Flexible Day or Evening Class Options
- Small Class Sizes and Hands-On Training
- Financial Aid Available For Eligible Programs
- Classes are Starting Soon
Students who complete this program will be equipped to become licensed as Dental Radiologic Technologists (DRT) by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. Our goal is to prepare aspiring dental professionals for successful careers in Dental Radiology under the guidance of experienced faculty through hands-on training at our state of the art facility. With the job outlook for Dental Radiologists continuing to grow, there has never been a better time to pursue this in-demand career!
What Does A Dental Radiologist Do?
A Dental Radiologist, also known as a Dental Radiologic Technologist, is trained to perform radiographic procedures such as x-rays for diagnostic purposes in the dental setting.
Some of the key responsibilities of dental radiologists or imaging specialists include:
- Taking X-rays: Dental radiographers operate X-ray machines to capture images of the patient’s teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures. This includes aligning the x-ray tube to the image receptor.
- Positioning patients: They position the patient correctly to ensure the best possible images are obtained while minimizing radiation exposure.
- Developing X-rays: In traditional film-based systems, dental radiographers develop X-ray films to create images. In digital systems, they work with digital sensors to capture images, which are then stored electronically.
- Evaluating images: Dental radiologists interpret the X-ray images, looking for abnormalities or signs of dental diseases.
- Collaborating with dentists: They work closely with dentists and other dental specialists, providing them with detailed reports and insights from the radiographic images to aid in patient diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Radiation safety: Dental radiologists ensure that proper safety measures are followed to protect both the patients and themselves from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
In our program, students receive training in radiographic equipment usage, radiation safety protocols, image processing, and interpretation. We emphasize patient care, communication, and professionalism, instilling values that promote a compassionate approach. By incorporating the latest advancements in digital radiography and imaging technology, our graduates stay ahead of industry developments.
Dental Radiology Program Prerequisites
For Dental Assistants who do not yet have their New Jersey license in Dental Radiology, we offer the option of taking only the courses needed to obtain this license. For those who do not have experience in the dental field, we recommend our full Dental Assistant with Radiology Program.
Prerequisites for taking this as a standalone program include:
- Minimum of one year experience working as a Dental Assistant
- Successfully passing our basic Dental Assistant entrance exam
- Possessing a U. S. high school diploma or equivalent
- Completing all vaccinations and having a doctor sign our immunization form before starting class
Our Dental Radiology Program is an excellent opportunity for dental professionals already in the industry to acquire their license and perform necessary procedures. It covers the fundamentals of dental radiography, including intraoral and extraoral procedures, radiation safety, and proper patient positioning.
Students who take the full program receive:
- Certification in Radiation Health and Safety through the Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB)
- New Jersey State Licensure from the Environmental Protection Agency
- The knowledge and skills needed to be a successful Dental Assistant.
Health and Communication Standards for A Dental Radiologist
Dental Radiologists should maintain:
- Efficient communication skills for explaining procedures to patients.
- Capacity to maintain a sanitized and safe environment.
- Compliance with radiation safety standards.
What Is the Job Outlook for Dental Radiologists?
The healthcare industry is evolving, and the demand for specialized professionals is on the rise. Dental Radiologists are no exception. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Dental Assistants with Radiology is expected to increase 8% by 2031.
Obtaining Dental Radiology licensing not only adds a valuable credential to your resume but also expands your career options. With this license, you can work in various settings, including dental offices, clinics, and hospitals. The specialized skill set of a Dental Radiologist is increasingly sought-after, and possessing this license can also potentially lead to higher salaries.
Learn More About Our Dental Radiology Program
At ACI Medical & Dental School, our hands-on training, impressive student pass rates and graduation rates, and devoted faculty set us apart. Our extensive internships and partnerships with local doctor’s offices and hospitals provide you with the real-world experience vital for a successful career in the dental industry. Don’t hesitate – contact ACI Medical & Dental School to enroll today.