UConn School of Dental Medicine has developed a Radiation Health & Safety Competency Assessment (RHSCA) Self Study Course, Materials and Exam. The RHSCA meets the 2023 legislation, which allows a Dental Assistant in Connecticut to take dental x-rays if they pass either the national exam, Dental Assistant National Board’s (DANB) Radiation Health & Safety Examination or the Connecticut assessment, the Radiation Health and Safety Competency Assessment, administered by a dental education program in Connecticut that is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Wednesday 10/11/23 at 11am
Saturday 10/14/23 at 1pm
Saturday 10/21/23 at 10am
Public Act No. 23-97
Sec. 40. Subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 20-112a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2023):
(c) (1) A licensed dentist may delegate to dental assistants such dental procedures as the dentist may deem advisable, including: (A) The taking of dental x-rays if the dental assistant can demonstrate successful completion of the dental radiation health and safety examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board or a radiation health and safety competency assessment administered by a dental education program in the state that is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation; (B) the taking of impressions of teeth for study models; and (C) the provision of fluoride varnish treatments. Such procedures shall be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist and the dentist providing direct supervision shall assume responsibility for such procedures
Registration of $150 per person includes the following:
- Self-Study Courses: Use the modules and self-assessment questions to prep for the exam
- Competency Exam: Exam consists of 50 questions. 65% is passing
- Letter of Completion: UCONN School of Dental Medicine to issue letter upon successful completion of the exam.
RHSCA’s Online Learning Modules
Module I: Expose and Evaluation: Techniques
Mdule II: Expose and Evaluation: Extraoral Techniques
Module III: Expose and Evaluation: Image and Quality
Module IV: Expose and Evaluation: Digital Imaging In Dentistry
Module V: Expose and Evaluation: Selection Criteria
Module VI: Quality Assurance and Radiation Safety
Module VII: Radiation Safety for Patients and Operators
Contact Dawn Champagne, CSDA Interim Director, Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (860) 378-1800.