2023 Catalog: Assistant Courses
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DA1000: Radiological Health and Safety Examination
There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and use the link provided on the Course Page - "Take the exam" in the "Instructions" section on the Course Detail page to receive credit.
According to PL 97-35, the initial certification of competency in Dental Radiology involves two components:
1. Written Evaluation: "A criterion-reference test designed to measure knowledge and functional capability essential for making diagnostically acceptable radiographic surveys with minimal risk to the patient and the operator."
2. Clinical Evaluation: "The written examination is supplemented as necessary with a clinical examination." Demonstration of clinical proficiency means meeting the minimum standards in Infection control, radiology protection, quality of radiographs and presentation of radiographs.
The radiology certification process is intended to be accomplished at the dental auxiliarys facility under the guidance of the supervising dentist.
This course is the online version of the written exam.
Upon successful completion [a grade of 75 percent or higher] on the online exam and the completion of the clinical portion of the radiology certification process, the dental auxiliary will receive a certificate of competency in radiology.
To complete the online clinical portion of the radiology exam process, the supervisor must enter the clinical evaluations online in the dental directory. Go to the Assistants listing in the directory and use the drop down menu under their name to select "Add Radiology Clinical Eval" which will present the evaluation entering screen.
It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.
None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at CCEPR.ada.org
Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.