This program is designed to present the basic principles of dental radiology. The student will be trained on the origin, production and utilization of radiation in dentistry. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of radiation safety and patient management.
The program includes: 25 lecture hours and 20 laboratory hours. The student will gain practical experience in exposing, processing, and mounting dental radiographs of diagnostic quality.
The Dental Radiology Program for Dental Assistants is accredited by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. Successful completion of the course, passage of the Radiation Health and Safety exam, along with complete demonstration of live clinical radiological competence will fulfill the educational requirements for the NJ Limited Dental Radiologic Technologist Licensure.
NJHPDI has been recognized by the State of NJ as having one of the highest percentile passage rates (with a passing rate of 100%).
Radiology Curriculum Director/Instructor
Rina Nowka is a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years. She received her RDH at Bergen Community College and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health Education from Montclair State University. For 9 years, Ms. Nowka was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at NYU College of Dentistry. Ms. Nowka worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical as a Professional Sales Representative and National Trainer. She has published in the Journal of Dental Education and has lectured at numerous dental health related meetings.
Program Director & Clinical Instructor
Maria Brown is a registered dental assistant, and has been a certified assistant in both general dentistry and orthodontics. Ms. Brown has spent several years as a treatment planning coordinator for a large multi-specialty dental group practice and has extensive experience presenting complex treatment plans to patients. Ms. Brown has attended numerous conventions all over the United States. She has acquired an exceptional knowledge of the educational and practice needs of dental health professionals. Ms. Brown has held the following positions in the dental field: dental assistant, orthodontic assistant, dental receptionist and dental office manager. She is currently one of the administrators for NJHPDI, having been involved in its development since inception. Ms. Brown also teaches Basic Life Support to Healthcare Providers.
DAYTIME PROGRAM (10 Week program)
Wednesdays 9:00am - 2:00pm
April 10, 2019 - June 12, 2019
early registration $100 off by 3/22/19 for the April program*
October 9, 2019 - December 11, 2019
early registration $100 off by 8/15/19 for the October program*
EVENING PROGRAM (12 Week Program)
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 9:30pm
July 17, 2019 - October 2, 2019
early registration $100 off by 5/15/19 for the July program*
Cost of Attendance: $945
includes application fee, tuition, books, supplies & lab fees
* To qualify for the advanced registration discount, a completed application along with all necessary documentation must be submitted to NJHPDI and approved by the above mentioned date.