This one (1) day, non-credit healthcare training prepares the dental assistant applicant currently certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and/or who is a graduate to a dental assisting program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) to apply for a Mississippi radiology permit. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining the permit, the graduate is eligible to pursue additional opportunities in the dental field related to radiologic procedures.
Course Description: This course prepares those individuals who are currently working or have worked in the dental field to become registered dental radiographers, including learning basic principles of X-ray generation, image formation, biological effects of radiation, radiation protection, infection control, film processing and film mounting, intra-oral, extra-oral and panoramic radiographic technique, patient management and special problems. Cost: $200 paid at any MGCCC Business Office. Application fee for the dental permit is not included in course fee.
Steps for admission into the program are listed below:
I. Dental Radiology:
a) Complete the Non-Credit Registration form listing TB Certification as the course name and include a listed course date of interest (can be found on the MGCCC Programs of Study/Healthcare programs webpage or at any campus location). MGCCC Registration Form for Non-Credit Healthcare Courses. Once this is completed, email or fax the registration form back to the Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager at the campus location offering the course. (a valid personal email address must be made available on the registration form).
b) Obtain evidence of current or past employment in a dental clinic or office and email or fax to the Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager located at the campus offering the course.
Note: Students must be able to show proof of current or past employment in a dental facility. This training requires prior knowledge/credentials related to dental practice. You will be contacted via email regarding acceptance of documents for program enrollment. Please include a valid email address on Non-Credit Registration form.
c) Enrollment into the Dental Radiology program will be based on a first come first serve condition following submission of the:
- Non-credit Registration form
- Submission of proof of current or past dental practice
- Full course payment which is made at any MGCCC Business office.
d) Following completion of registration and course payment, a letter of acceptance will be emailed to the applicant by the Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager (a valid personal email address must be made available on the registration form).
II. Course Information
a) Learning Environment – Four hours of theory will take place in a MGCCC classroom followed by four hours of dental lab at a nearby dental office.
b) Lab Release of Liability Form - All students accepted into a MGCCC Dental Radiology course must sign and submit a copy of the Lab Release of Liability Form provided by the Instructor on the first day of class.
c) Objectives – After successfully meeting course objectives necessary to obtain the dental radiology certificate, you will be required to submit the online application for the Mississippi Radiology Permit.
Note: The $200 fee paid at the business office does not include the application fee for the dental permit.
Note: MGCCC reserves the right to substitute instructors, change class schedules, and cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances.
For additional information regarding healthcare continuing education courses, please contact the Nursing Skills, Simulation and Community Education Manager:
Martha Lynn, BSN, MSN, RN
Nursing Skills, Simulation and Community Education Coordinator
Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center
MGCCC Simulation Center
10298 Express Drive
Gulfport MS 39503
Office: Room 174