Dental Assistant Radiographer

Important Renewal Information- All renewals must be completed online, there is no longer a paper renewal option. 

NEW:  There is a helpdesk set up for Radiographers having trouble registering/renewing on the new eLicense portal www.elicense.ohio.gov

Toll free: 855-405-5514
Local: 614-728-4077

If you are searching for coursework that meets this requirement, the Board only approves sponsors, not individual courses, and therefore does not maintain a database of specific approved courses.  The Board will accept any courses taken through the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Provider (CERP) or any Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) provider so long as they are relevant to dental, dental hygiene, or dental radiography.  The ADA and The AGD have searchable databases on their websites where you may locate courses under “Continuing Education”.  Their websites are:  www.ADA.org  or www.AGD.org.

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for Dental Assistant Radiographer on this website. If you have questions or concerns about the licensure process, contact us at licensing@den.ohio.gov or call 614-466-2580 and speak with our licensing coordinator

Please provide the necessary information/documentation required for processing your license application. You will be notified if any information/documentation is missing or not accepted.  Please allow up to 20 calendar days to process a complete application.

Requirements

The Ohio State Dental Board (Board) may grant a certificate to practice as a dental assistant radiographer in the State of Ohio to dental assistants meeting the following requirements:

  1. Applicant must file an application and pay the nonrefundable fee of $32
  2. Applicant must have completed training in dental radiography from an Board approved sponsor (Approved Sponsor List), unless:
    a. He/She holds certification from the Dental Assisting National Board or the Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (Proof of his/her current certification must show an expiration date, and must accompany the application); or
    b. He/She holds a license, certificate, or other credential issued by another state that uses standards for dental assistant radiographers that the Board has determined are at least equal to those established by the Board. (Proof of acceptable licensure or certification must accompany the application 
  3. The applicant must show immunity to or inoculation against the hepatitis B virus when such inoculation does not threaten his/her health and well-being. Proof of having received the series of inoculations MUST accompany the application.

If applying via reciprocity (Out-Of-State)

 You must provide both:

  1.  A copy of your Current license/certificate issued by the State agency where you are transferring from, AND
  2.  A copy of your Certificate of Completion/Transcripts from the educational institution you received your dental x-ray education and training from.

Please note the Board only accepts credentials issued by another state that uses the standards for dental assistant radiographers that the Board has determined are at least equal to those established by the Board.  The education/training received should include at the very least the following in order to acceptable. 

 

  1. Radiation physics
  2. Radiation biology
  3. Radiation health, safety and protection
  4. X-ray films and radiographic film quality
  5. Radiographic techniques, processing and storage
  6. Clinical experience – making a variety of radiographs and radiographic surveys must be part of the course curriculum. 

 

If this information/documentation cannot be provided, the prospective application should opt to complete an approved 7-hour radiographer course.  This course list is located on the education drop under the Dental Assistant Radiographer.

 

You will need to apply online via the portal elicense.ohio.gov.

Application

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

eLicense Ohio Portal
Fee: $32.00/ Renewal $32.00

Mailing Address: Address where official Board correspondence will be mailed 
Public Address: Address displayed on Public Licensee Lookup Page 
Employment History 
Education History 
Background Questions 

Required Uploads: One of the following: (7-hour Certificate of Completion, Out-Of-State Education, CODA or DANB certification)
Proof of Hepatitis B immunity (immunization records or antibodies titer)
Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

Additional Form if applicable:
Hepatitis Waiver Request 

Expired Dental Assistant Radiographer Certificate Application

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

eLicense Ohio Portal
Fee: $32.00

Required Upload: 2 hours of Continuing Education on Radiography from an approved Sponsor

 

Education

Initial Training:
Approved Radiology Courses

Continuing Education:

(A) Every person certified to practice as a dental assistant radiographer and required to register with the state dental board shall provide proof to the board at the time of applying for a renewal of registration that in the preceding two years the registrant has completed a minimum of two hours of continuing education in dental radiation technology. Certification shall be made upon the application for registration prescribed by the board pursuant to section 4715.53 of the Revised Code.

(B) Continuing education programs may be developed and offered to dental assistant radiographers by any of the following agencies or organizations:
(1) National, state, district, or local dental associations affiliated with the American dental association or National dental association;
(2) National, state, district, or local dental hygienists' associations affiliated with the American dental hygienists' association;
(3) National, state, district, or local dental assistants associations affiliated with the American dental assistants association;
(4) Accredited dental colleges or schools;
(5) Accredited dental hygiene colleges or schools;
(6) Other organizations, schools, paraprofessional programs, or agencies approved by the state dental board. 
(C) Continuing radiation technology programs include, but are not limited to, programs that address any of the following:
(1) Radiation physics;
(2) Radiation biology;
(3) Radiation health, safety, and protection;
(4) X-ray films and radiographic film quality;
(5) Radiographic techniques, processing, and storage.
(D) A dental assistant radiographer shall retain in his records for a period of at least four years such receipts, vouchers, or certificates as may be necessary to document completion of continuing education programs. With cause, the board may request such documentation from dental assistant radiographers, and the board may request such documentation from dental assistant radiographers at random without cause.

(E) The board may excuse dental assistant radiographers, as a group or as individuals, from all or any part of the requirements of this rule because of an unusual circumstance, emergency, or special hardship.

(F) Failure to comply with the requirements of this rule constitutes a failure to renew registration pursuant to section 4715.53 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 05/05/2014 Prior Effective Dates: 4-4-02, 10-9-06