Dental Assistant Training Courses

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Beckmann at 410-381-1947, ext 105 or sbeckmann@msda.com.

Oral Radiography Techniques

TIME: 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
LOCATION: LIVE ViRTUAL COURSE
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS

Prepares dental assistants who are employed in a dental office to sit for the DANB Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification exam. All clinical practice takes place at the student’s place of employment. This class prepares dental assistants who are employed in a dental office to sit for the DANB Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification Exam.

Prerequisites:

  1. High school graduate or equivalency,
  2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and a commitment to your direct clinical supervision.
  3. Must have working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, basic infection control, and basic dental terminology.

**click the date to register**
June 28 Start Date (classes are held on Tuesdays) SOLD OUT
 Aug. 15 Start Date (classes are held on Mondays) SOLD OUT                                                             Oct. 4 Start Date (classes are held on Tuesdays)                                                                              Nov. 14 Start Date (classes are held on Mondays)                              

*Please note that course sign-in links, directions, and information will be emailed to each attendee prior to the start of the class.  Information regarding course materials will be emailed prior to the start date of the class. 

Expanded Functions General and Ortho

TIME: 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
LOCATION: LiVE VIRTUAL COURSE
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS

Prerequisites:

  1. High school graduate or equivalency,
  2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and a commitment to your direct clinical supervision.
  3. Must have working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, basic infection control, and basic dental terminology.
  4. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory
  5. 3 months (300 hours) full time in clinical setting in dental office

***Three options are available for this course. Dates and prices for each vary depending on selection. Please see listings below.


Expanded Functions (General, Ortho, and Both) (16 Sessions, 48 hours)

**Click the date to register**
June 28 Start Date – Group D SOLD OUT
Aug. 25 Start Date –  Group ESOLD OUT                                                                                              Oct. 27 Start Date – Group F


*Please note that course sign-in links, directions, and information will be emailed to each attendee prior to the start of the class.  Information regarding course materials will be emailed prior to the start date of the class. 

Oral Radiography Techniques &
Expanded Functions (General or Orthodontics)

  • Students are allowed only three absences.
  • All Clinical Record Sheets must be completed in all sections. If information in one  of the sections does not pertain to your office please put N/A. Signatures should  be legible.
  • Additional record sheets can be found on the table in the back of the classroom.
  • Please submit your record sheet on the last day of class. If it is not submitted on the last day, you have an additional five days after the course is completed. If it is not submitted by this time you will not receive your certificate.
  • After the Record Sheet is submitted, certificates will be mailed within 5-7 business days to the address you provide on the envelope the first day of class.
  • After you have received your certificate, you must apply for your exam through Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) at www.danb.org
  • MSDA School Codes:
    Oral Radiography # 0421
    Expanded Functions # 1521
  • All licenses are received from the State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Please make a copy of your certificate to submit to the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). DANB will not return your certificate if you submit the original.
  • In order to attend the Oral Radiography or Expanded Functions courses, you are required to submit a letter from your employer.
  • The letter must be on office letterhead
  • Submit the letter to Sarah Beckmann at sbeckmann@msda.com
  • A sample of what the letter should say is below.

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter confirms that [Insert Student’s First and Last Name] is registered to attend the course [Insert Course Name] beginning on [Insert Course Start Date] at the Maryland State Dental Association.

[Student’s name] is employed at my office and I will supervise their clinical/hands on techniques.

 Sincerely,

[Doctor’s Signature]