Radiation Safety

This FAQ is specifically for the Radiation Safety course. For questions relating to courses in general, please refer to the General Questions.

Do I have to be employed to take this course?

Employment is NOT required for this course but it is recommended unless you are currently in dental assisting school due to the need to complete x-rays under the supervision of a dentist within one (1) year of taking the course.

Do I have to renew my permit every year?

Yes, a new rule was passed in 2013 requiring Radiation Safety permits to be renewed yearly.

When will I receive my course packet?

Books are mailed out in time for you to have those two (2) weeks before the course. If two weeks has passed, please contact our office to confirm your address.

I moved since I submitted my course application. What do I need to do?

Please email Stacey Bonham the following information:

  • Applicant Name
  • Course Name
  • Course Date
  • New Address (include City, State, Zip)
  • Daytime Contact Number

Or fill out the Change of Address form.

I never received -OR- lost the form to record my 200 radiographs on.

You will need to contact the Board of Dentistry.

How many of my 200 radiographs can be panoramic?

According to the Board of Dentistry's statutes, only 5 can be panoramic.

How long do I have to apply for my Radiation Safety permit?

One (1) year from the time you took the course.