X-ray Technique Refresher

Dental Board of California Approved

A course for those who already know how to take radiographs but may be having difficulty with elongation, closed contacts, cone-cuts, endodontic exposures, or other problems. This is not a beginner's course. You may choose to bring a clinical patient for close observation. Clinical patient assignments at you're workplace are recommended. Although, this is not a requirement it will certainly improve your x-ray techniques from what you have learned during laboratory demonstration on Dexter. No written exams. You will not receive an x-ray certificate in this course.

Proof of Basic life support (BLS/CPR): All participants involved in the direct provision of patient care must be certified in basic life support procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Re-certification intervals may not exceed two years. DA: Completion of an 8-hour infection control and 2 hours of Dental Practice Act. RDA: Completion of a 2-hour infection control and 2 hours of Dental Practice Act.
Students are required to provide their safety glasses, all other course supplies are provided.

 24 hours of CE credit: DBC Category 1

Online video participation during enrollment.

Below are some links you might find very helpful while you are enrolled in the x-ray course. We are very excited to have you in our program!

Here is a link to flash-based training modules:

Here is a link to free online CE:

This is a good module for Successful Intraoral Radiographs:

Here is one for Radiation Safety:

Here is a link to some of Dentsply YouTube videos:


Photographing, recording, or videotaping any Dental Specialties Institute's program is not allowed without advance written permission From time to time, a photographer may be present and taking photographs of various courses, instructors, and attendees for marketing and advertising purposes. Participants not wishing to be photographed should inform the course director, photographer.

Program Type: Classroom


Registration Fee:

Regular Price: $600.00

Discounted Price: $550.00

Exam schedule will be assigned
March 5th, 2023

Lab Group will be assigned
May 7th, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 am

Lab Group will be assigned
June 3rd, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Final Exam
June 18th, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm