Dental Radiology (CHE618) | Allegany College of Maryland

This course, for dental assistants, has been approved by the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners and is designed to provide you with the theory and techniques used in dental radiography. Successful completion of this course makes you eligible to sit for the DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam. Topics included are: the history of dental x-rays, radiation safety, quality assurance, radiology regulations, and patient management. We will also discuss intraoral and extra oral film exposure techniques (paralleling, bisecting, panorex) using conventional film, digital sensors and phosphor plates. Radiographic processing, mounting, and radiographic findings will also be covered.


Instructor Jennifer Thompson, RDH, BS, MHL, will facilitate this course, which has been redesigned to include the hands-on clinical experience in ACM’s Dental Lab.  Most lectures will be viewed online, prior to the classroom or lab activities and discussions.  Various study materials and aides will be available in hard copy as well as through ACM's Brightspace Online platform.  You will be provided Brightspace logon instructions and hands on experience navigating Brightspace during the first in-class session.  Anyone without access to a compatible computer or the internet are welcome to complete online assignments at the college.  (Hours are flexible, but must be scheduled in advance by calling 301-784-5528.)  The required text, Radiographic Imaging for the Dental Team, as well as lab and materials' fees are included in the course cost.  

ACM: Allied Health room 134


4/28-5/21, Tues & Thurs. (8 sessions + online lectures)

6:00-9:00 PM

Instructor: Jennifer Thompson, RDH, BS, Mhl

Course Cost: $655.00

Limited $200 scholarships for Allegany County Residents are available. 

MD Senior Course Cost: $645.00


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