For Dental Auxiliaries Preparing to take the DANB Examination
to qualify for a Maine Dental Radiographer License
Classes will start in 2023, please call 207-577-3149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates, information and registration!
Goal:Participants shall understand and demonstrate effective clinical radiographic skills and image management that will protect the patient, the operator, and produce quality radiographs for dental diagnosis and treatment.
Didactic: A pre course study period of 10 weeks will be assigned. The purchase of the Textbook: “Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” 6th Edition, 2022, will be separately ordered by the student. Amazon.com/books/Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” 6th Edition, 2022. The book can be ordered new, used or as Kindle book.Chapterquiz answers are emailed to the instructor for review and coaching according to dates established.Students will have access to instructors via email for assignments and questions.
ØClinical Course Objectives: Each Day
1.Identify X-ray machine components, settings, and activation switches
which protect the patient and produce quality digital images.
2.Demonstrate equipment identification, activation, and image receptor and goals
for Periapical, Bite-wing x-rays, Full Mouth Series, Occlusal, Panorex,
Cephlametic and CBCT images.
3.Demonstrate proper Infection Control Techniques during all radiographic
procedures, Intra-oral/Extra-oral Equipment including 3D Cone Beam and
4.Demonstrate seating, shielding, receptor placement of bite-wing radiographs,
FMX, and a Panorex on a manikin. (Instructors will activate all x-rays machines).
5.Discuss how the receptor receives and transmits the Image for computer viewing.
6.Demonstrate proper film mounting and labeling of bite-wing and FMX radiographs.
7.Demonstrate proper labeling/Transmission of duplicate images.
8.Demonstrate proper documentation of radiographic exposures.
9. Discuss patient management techniques including the safety of digital
monitoring of exposure (permissible/accumulated) and the effects on human
operators and patients.
1.Introduction and Basic Principals of Radiation
-Radiation History, Radiation Physics and Characteristics
-Radiation Biology and Protection
-Federal/State Radiation Safety Rules
-State of Maine Dental Radiographer Rules & Regulations
Dr. Turbyne is the founder and President of Turbyne & Associates, an OSHA/Risk
Management and Human Resource/Business Management Development firm.
Her 35 years of experience in OSHA and the human resource field,include
site-audits, program and training design,implementation, and maintenance of
compliance/management programs for health care andindustrial clients. She is
also an Exam IT Administrator, for the Commission on DentalCompetency
Assessment (CDCA) dental licensure examinations and an Examiner for CDCA
dental hygiene licensure examinations.
Bee Day, CDA,RADis a Certified Dental Assistant with 37 years in the field of dentistry. She has served in every capacity in a General Dental Practice. She is an Instructor with the Helping Hands Dental Assisting Program based in Waterville, ME. Her teaching, clinical, communication, and administrative skills facilitate the Radiographer Program (RHS), the Infection Control (IC) and General Chairside (GC) Review Programs for Dental Assistants challenging the DANB CDA national Examinations.
"DANB is a registered trademark of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB).
*This course is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.".
REGISTRATIONfor The Radiographer Program September 22 & 33, 2023 To Register: Please send this form and a check payable to Turbyne & Associates: P.O. Box 738, Auburn, ME 04210-0738, or REGISTER ON-LINE! Registration Fee: $875.00
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2023
Dr’s. or Practice Name: ____________________________________________________