Radiography Training Program

The NHDS Radiography Training Program allows dentists to provide a convenient, affordable way for dental assistants to obtain radiography training in preparation for the Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Health and Safety exam, without the need for a classroom, travel and time away from work. This is an innovative nine-part, online training program. The cost is $295 per assistant for NHDS members and is an exclusive benefit of membership.

After successful completion of the online training, the assistant — under the supervision of a licensed dentist — must demonstrate the ability to perform an acceptable full-mouth series of images (including four bitewings) with a maximum of five retakes. After meeting all course requirements, a certificate of completion will be issued that will be signed by the supervising dentist. This course is an excellent preparation for the DANB exam.

How to Begin

Step 1: Dentists

  1. Be a licensed dentist in the State of New Hampshire.
  2. Create an account using the Create Account button above.
  3. Complete the short Supervising Dentist Tutorial on how to administer the radiography training program.
  4. Receive your Supervising Dentist ID code upon completion of the tutorial.
  5. Purchase course vouchers to assign to the assistant(s) who will be taking the radiography training.
  6. Share your Supervising Dentist ID code with your assistant. This code "links" you to the assistant. Once linked, you can manage your assistant's certification progress through your Account screen.

Step 2: Assistants

  1. Must be 18 years of age to expose radiographs.
  2. Create your own account using the Create Account button above after your dentist creates his/her account.
  3. Obtain your dentist's Supervising Dentist ID code and input it during your account creation process. This "links" you to your dentist so he/she can monitor your progress and print your certificate of completion.
  4. Click the Online Course Menu button to begin the nine-module radiography training program.

For general information about the program, overview and requirements, please call the NHDS at 603-225-5961.