Dental X-Ray Certification

Dental-XRay-CertificationState Approved Dental X-Ray Certification for the Dental Assistant

Exclusively by Jo Ann Buchheister, CDA, RDA, BS, Owner of Macomb Dental Education Center

This two-day dental x-ray certification course, in cooperation with the Macomb Dental Education Center, has been designed to be substantially equivalent to the Michigan Board of Dentistry requirement for dental assistant training.

A Radiographic Certificate is required by the Michigan State Board of Dentistry Rules and Regulations. A certificate is required in order for a Dental Assistant to expose radiographs. A growing number of offices we work with require candidates to have current certification. Don’t miss out on possible work because of lack of certification!

Course Content – State of Michigan Guidelines

  • Radiation Physics and Biology
  • Radiation Health, Safety and Protection
  • Film Exposure
  • Processing Factors
  • Intraoral and Extraoral Techniques
  • Film Mounting
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Didactic Exam

Training takes place over two consecutive Fridays. For your convenience, we are offering the following certification sessions:


*Day one (Lecture): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, is held at Strategic Practice Solution Training Center, 8187 Rhode Dr., Suite B, Shelby Township, MI 48317 | 888.421.1808

**Day two (Clinical): 10:00 am  – 2:00 pm, is held at Macomb Dental Education Center, 28631 Hoover Rd., Warren, MI 48093 | 586.558.4299

Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the entire program.

$295.00 per person

Dental X-Ray Certification Program Highlights

Participants will learn:

  • To identify the components of x-ray film exposure and processing
  • The physical characteristics of x-radiation production and how to control the effects on radiographs.
  • Radiation health and safety
  • Infection control techniques
  • Individual hands-on instruction is provided, and certificates will be awarded upon the successful completion of the program

Instructor Background

Instructor:  Jo Ann Buchheister, CDA, RDA, BS is a past member of the Michigan State Board of Dentistry and is the Dental Assisting Program Director at Wayne County Community College District.  She has over 40 years of experience as a dental assistant, office manager and educator.

Seats are limited and fill quickly. Select a date above to register.

Please Note:

Attendees of this course must be currently employed in the dental field with direct patient care.
Attendees of this course must have a working knowledge of dental anatomy and terminology.

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