Help your dental assistants attain their 2023 professional development skills by enrolling them in the FDA’s MyDentalRadiography online program. Getting them started is fast and easy. First, you create an account at mydentalradiography.com/FDA and complete the brief supervising dentist tutorial so you understand your responsibilities. Then, purchase a voucher for the 9-unit educational program and assign it to your dental assistant. The student will receive an email with log-in information and a link to the training site.
Once the online training is complete and a comprehensive test is passed, the student exposes a full-mouth series of radiographs including four bitewings under your supervision. If you’re satisfied with their work, you sign the certificate of completion. Then the assistant applies to the state for licensing. Eliminate all the barriers to training with this Florida dental board approved affordable, online alternative. Vouchers cost just $285 for FDA members and $385 for non-members.
Contact Lywanda Tucker at 850-350-7143 for more information or click here to get started.
Education opens so many doors and can help people grow personally, in their careers and in their earning capacities. Dental assistants can join the back-to-school movement this fall by seeking certification in radiography. The easiest way to become certified to expose radiographs is to take the Florida Dental Association’s online radiography training course.
It’s completely online! Employees can start any time, study at their convenience, any time, any day, and for as long as they want. No travel, no classroom, no health risks.
It’s affordable. Online tuition is only $285 for FDA member dentists.
Once licensed by the state, employees will have new skills to contribute to your team, greater job satisfaction and more diverse tasks.
Get them registered!
The first step is for the supervising dentist to create an account at mydentalradiography.com/FDA and complete a short that explains their supervising responsibilities. By state law, When the tutorial is completed, the supervising dentist is assigned an identification number and can purchase and assign vouchers to staff members. The dental assistant who is to take the training receives a “welcome” e-mail and can create an account and get started learning right away.
About the course
The training consists of nine modules, each with a quiz to test the student’s learning in preparation for the final test. The final test covers the online course material and must be passed. Multiple retries are permitted. After the test is passed, the dental assistant must expose a series of full-mouth radiographs, including four bitewings, with no more than five retakes permitted. The radiograph exposures must be under the direct supervision of the dentist.
Once a certificate of completion is produced, the dental assistant applies to the state of Florida to be licensed to take radiographs. Once the state approves the application, radiographs can be exposed under the general supervision of a dentist.
This training is also available to dentists who are not members of the FDA. The cost for non-member dentists is $385 per voucher. This is still another way that FDA members receive value for their membership.
For more information about the radiography program, contact the FDA at 850-350-7143 and speak with Lywanda Tucker or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everybody loves snapshots and selfies, but if your practice approaches radiography as if it were amateur photography, there could be trouble ahead. Florida law requires anyone who performs radiography to be certified to do so. Patient safety is a significant factor driving the need to have a certified radiographer behind the X-ray camera. Dentists need clear, concise radiographs in order to evaluate the integrity of teeth and roots, and determine treatment needs. Radiographs taken by an untrained person compromise a practice’s ability to deliver the oral health care patients deserve.
Getting dental assistants trained in radiography is now an easy process, thanks to the Florida Dental Association’s (FDA) Online Radiography Training Program. Putting dental assistants through this training enhances their skill sets, provides the valuable professional development they need and want, and keeps your practice in compliance with the law. The online radiography program is thorough, interactive and provides foundational knowledge paired with hands-on experience. Here’s how it works.
First, the supervising dentist creates an account at mydentalradiography.com and completes a brief tutorial about how the training works and their related responsibilities. Once the dentist’s tutorial is completed, which takes about 20 minutes, training vouchers for their assistant(s) can be purchased. Each voucher costs $285 for an FDA-member dentist. Non-members pay $385. When the voucher is purchased, the dental assistant that voucher is assigned to receives an email advising that he or she has been enrolled in the training.
The assistant follows the link in the email to create an account and get started. The training is completed online at the student’s convenience. Start and stop at will, and the program remembers where the student left off. Do it by smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. There are nine sections in the course and each section has a quiz. Once all modules have been completed, the student takes an online test and passes it with a score of 80% or more. There are unlimited retakes! After the test is passed, the dental assistant has one more challenge: Successfully exposing a set of full-mouth radiographs, including four bitewings, under the supervising dentist’s supervision. There can be up to five retakes.
Two more steps to go and the assistant is licensed!
The supervising dentist logs into his or her account and signs off on the full-mouth radiographs for the student to receive a certificate of completion. The certificate is always available in the student’s account.
The student then submits the certificate of completion to the state of Florida, which issues its certification.
To get started, visit mydentalradiography.com and click “Florida Dental Association.” To learn more and review the frequently asked questions about this program, go to floridadental.org and hover over “Continuing Education.” Then, click on “Radiography Training Program.” You also can call the FDA at 850.681.3629 and speak with Judy Stone for additional information.