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.

Our X-Ray course prepares students to perform X-Rays in a dental office.  This is a California Dental Board approved course that certifies students in Radiation Safety and, upon completion of our course, we will issue an X-ray certificate/license to the student. This is a 2-day course, with hands-on experience and additional homework assignments.

Day 1: Lecture on Radiation Safety and X-Ray techniques. Students are required to complete 2 FMX’s on our X-Ray mannequins. *After day 1 is completed, students are assigned 3 FMX’s on patients as homework. The homework can be scheduled to be done in our facility, or if the student has access to an outside dental office, the homework can be completed at an outside facility. Day 2 cannot be scheduled until all homework has been completed and approved.  students will be given a written exam and a clinical exam of 1 FMX on their own patient.

Day 2: Students will be given a written exam and a clinical exam of 1 FMX on their own patient. Upon successful completion, students will receive their California Radiation Safety (X-Ray) Certificate and be able to perform X-Rays in a dental office.

*VSDA Supplies all materials for this course.
*Students must use their own patients.