Certification in Radiation Safety for Allied Dental Professionals

January 12, 2019 and February 2, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


This two-day radiation safety program is a combination of didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction designed to meet the requirements of the Dental Board of California. Upon registration, participants receive access to review course materials on our learning management website. It is recommended that you register early to give yourself ample time to review course materials prior to the beginning of the program.


On day one, after completing the didactic portion, participants must pass a written test with a minimum score of 75% on the information covered before they are allowed to proceed to the lab and clinical sessions. Candidates unsuccessful in passing the written exam will not be allowed to continue with the program and tuition will not be refunded.


Students will then perform hands-on exercises on manikins and must complete all requirement for producing diagnostic-quality radiographs before proceeding to the clinical experience. Current radiation safety recommendations and procedures will be followed.


In order to be certified, participants are required to produce three diagnostic-quality, full-mouth surveys (either analog film or digital format) at their home dental offices, under the supervision and with the verification of a licensed supervising dentist. These surveys should be completed as in-office assignments, verified by the designated supervising dentist.


On day two, these three surveys will be submitted and reviewed. These materials will remain in program files at the University's property. Individual who do not submit qualifying radiographs have 30 days to re-submit. Students are also required to bring a patient on day two and take a diagnostic quality, full mouth surveys under the supervision of our faculty at the University. Certification will be issued to those participants successfully obtaining passing scores on all radiographs.



Who Should Attend:

The program is opened to allied dental professionals wishing to obtain certification in radiation safety to fulfill the Dental Board of California's certification requirements.


You Will Learn:

  • Techniques for producing diagnostic-quality radiographs, including correct film development and mounting
  • Safety procedures and infection control techniques for handling radiographic equipment
  • Procedures and techniques for producing digital radiographs and maintenance of digital sensors


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.


Course is limited to 24 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 32

This activity is designated for 32 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $745* (for registration received by December 12th)

Regular Tuition: $795*

*Course lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


Lynne Wong, DDS, graduated from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2002 and completed two years of AEGD residency in Union City and San Francisco. She has been a Dugoni School faculty member since 2004 in the AEGD program, Special Care Clinic and Radiology Clinic, and is co-course director for DDS and IDS radiology courses. She is a clinical director for the Northern California Special Olympics Special Smiles program and faculty advisory for Pacific's chapter of American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD has taught postdoctoral general dentistry for 30 years in the AEGD program and is the director of the Dugoni School's Hospital Dentistry program and director of the Highland Hospital Restorative Implant program. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of special care dentistry, rotary endodontics, implant restorations and minimally invasive dentistry. He is active with the Special Olympics Special Smiles program, the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and the Special Care Dentistry Association.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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