The all-new MDA Radiography Training Program allows dentists to provide a convenient, affordable way for dental assistants to obtain radiography training required under Michigan law without the need for classrooms, travel and time away from work using an innovative nine-part, online training program. The cost is $235/per assistant for MDA members and $335/per assistant for non-MDA members.
After successful completion of the online training, the assistant — under the supervision of a licensed dentist — must demonstrate the ability to perform two 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.
How to Begin
Step 1: Dentists
Complete the following in order:
- You must first create an online account using the Sign Up button below and complete the short tutorial on how to administer the radiography training program.
- Receive your Supervising Dentist ID code upon completion of the tutorial.
- Purchase course vouchers to distribute to the assistant(s) who will be taking the radiography training. NOTE: the voucher ID is the same as your Supervising Dentist ID.
- Share your Supervising Dentist ID code with your assistant. This code "links" you to the assistant. The link allows you to track your assistant's progress through the management dashboard and print a certificate of completion once your assistant successfully passes the training.
- Read the What the Dentist Must Do section below if you want to see more program responsibilities for dentists.
Step 2: Assistants
Complete the following in order:
- You must create your own account using the Sign Up button below after your dentist creates his/her account.
- 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.
- After account creation, click the Courses link at the upper right of the page and click on the Training Program for the Dental Radiographer link to start your training.
- Read the What the Assistant Must Do section below if you want to see more program responsibilities for assistants.
What the dentist must do
- Create an online account and complete a short tutorial on how to administer the training.
- Receive a Supervising Dentist ID code upon tutorial completion to link your account to your assistant's account.
- Purchase course vouchers to distribute to the assistant(s) taking the radiography training.
- Supervise the assistant performing two acceptable full-mouth series of images (including four bitewings) with a maximum of five retakes.
- Track the progress of their assistant's training through their account's management dashboard.
- Print a certificate of completion upon the assistant's successful passing of the course.
What the assistant must do
- Create his/her own account.
- Input the Supervising Dentist ID code provided to them by their supervising dentist.
- Complete the nine-part, self-study online instruction and successfully pass the exam. NOTE: An assistant has three attempts to pass the exam.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform two acceptable full-mouth series of images (including four bitewings) with a maximum of five retakes under the direct supervision of their dentist.
- Receive a Certificate of Completion from their supervising dentist upon successfully passing the exam and performing the full-mouth series of radiographs.
- An assistant has a maximum of 12 months to complete the training program.
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