Dental Assistant Radiographer

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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 email

Please provide the necessary information/documentation required for processing your application.

You will be notified via email if any information/documentation is missing or not accepted. 

Please allow up to 20 calendar days to process a complete application.

Attention Dental Assistants 

The Ohio State Dental Board does not license Dental Assistants.  Please contact either of the following: 
Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) at 800-367-3262 or website: OR
Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants Certification (CODA) at 330-668-9985 or website:

Initial Certification Application

License Qualifications - Ohio Revised Code 4715.53 One correction - All radiographers expire on December 31st of the even year regardless of first issuance date. 

Application for Certificate; Requirements; Exceptions - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-02 Two corrections - All applications are online through the eLicense portal, and the fee is 32.00.  

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.

A Dental Assistant Radiographer applicant must provide proof of one of the following to apply:

I. The applicant is currently a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) issued by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), or the applicant is currently a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) issued by the Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification.  DANB Website and Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification Website. 
The upload to your online application should include your DANB-CDA certificate with expiration date, OR your OCDAC-CODA certificate with expiration date.    


II.The applicant currently holds a license, certificate, permit, registration, or other credential issued by another state that the board determines uses standards for dental x-ray machine operators that are at least equal to those established by the Ohio state dental board rules.  Current board standards 4715-12-04. 
The upload to your online application should include 1. A copy of your current license with expiration date issued by another state to take dental x-rays, AND 2. Proof of completing an education course (certificate of completion with hours/course content, and/or transcripts) that meets or exceeds the Ohio state dental board's standards. 


III. The applicant has successfully completed a board-approved dental radiography training program presented by either of the following:  a. The American Dental Association Commission On Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA); or b. A permanent sponsor of continuing education.   Current list of board-approved dental radiography training.  
The upload to your online application should include a copy of your board-approved radiographer course certificate of completion.  

Mailing / Public Address: The address should be the same for both and should be your home address. Only the city and state show up on the public look-up. 
Employment History 
Education History - Type "Other" to enter education institutions that are not found. 
Background Questions - Personal Statement (Brief explanation including date, and incident), and Court Documentation required for convictions. 

Other Required Uploads: 

Identification Photo: Must be a current, unobstructed, full face identification-type photo (color, forward-facing, head and shoulders only) – NO FILTERS

Proof of Hepatitis B Immunity:  
I. Medical documentation confirming the Hepatitis B vaccine was administered as scheduled with full dates. OR
II. Blood titer indicating immunity to the Hepatitis B virus – acceptable titer results are the following: (Reactive; or Positive; or >9.9). OR
III. Traditional Hepatitis B vaccine minimum requirement – medical documentation confirming that the first and second shots were administered (full dates of both), and the third shot (full date) is scheduled on a doctor's letterhead, or script pad, or appointment reminder card, OR
IV. Hepatitis B Waiver Form

Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

eLicense Ohio PortalApply Online
Fee: $32.00 

Renewal & Continuing Education

License Qualifications – Please Review Sections (C)(1)&(2) - Ohio Revised Code 4715.53  One correction – All radiographers expire on December 31st of the even year regardless of first issuance date. 

Certificate Renewal – Please Review Sections (A)&(B) - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-03 Two corrections – Radiographers must renew before the first day of January of each odd-numbered year.  The fee to renew is $32.00.

Continuing Education RequirementsOhio Revised Code 4715-12-05

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

Proof of completing at least two hours of continuing education on dental x-ray machine operation/ radiation technology from an approved sponsor during the two-year period immediately preceding renewal. 

The Board only approves sponsors, not individual courses, and therefore does not maintain a database of specific approved courses.  The Board will accept any radiography 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.  The ADA and The AGD have searchable databases on their websites where you may locate a radiography course under "Continuing Education".  Their websites are: and

Dental Assistant Radiographer certificates that are lapsed/expired ARE eligible for renewal at any time.  You must log into the eLicense portal, complete the renewal application, upload proof of completion of two hours of continuing education in dental x-ray machine operation/ radiation technology, and pay the renewal fee.  If you need access to the portal, please email and provide your name, certificate number and email address.  

eLicense Renewal Instructions – Once logged into the portal, click OPTIONS on your expired Radiographer Certificate and select Renew.  It doesn’t matter how long your Radiographer Certificate has been expired, you will always select Renew.  There is not a late fee. 

eLicense Ohio Portal- Renew online
Fee: $32.00


Accreditation of Education Programs; Application; Fee; Suspension; Revocation - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-04 

Initial TrainingApproved Radiology Course List 

Additional Radiographer Certificate Information

Dental X-ray Machine Operator Definitions - Ohio Revised Code 4715.51

Unlicensed PracticeOhio Revised Code 4715.52

Dentist Supervision of Radiologic Procedures - Ohio Revised Code 4715.56

Permissible Practices of a Dental X-ray Machine Operator; Supervision required; Certificate to be displayed - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-01 One correction - We no longer issue receipt cards, only the initial wall certificate should be displayed. 

Fee Waivers Available to Service Members, Veterans, or Spouses of Service Members or Veterans - Please Review Sections (E)&(F) - Ohio Revised Code 4715-14-02

Hepatitis B Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  1. Hepatitis B Vaccine information and 2. Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) Vaccine

Permissible Practices

Permissible Practices Documentation for Dental Assistants Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-01 

Basic Qualified Personnel

Monitoring of nitrous oxide-oxygen (N2O-Oc2) minimal sedation
 - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-02.1 Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work.  

Dental Assistant Radiographer Certificate - Application Required - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-12-02

Certified Dental Assistant 

Pit and fissure sealants - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-03 (B)(1) Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work. 

Coronal Polishing Certificate – Application Required - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-03.1

Practice when the dentist is not physically present  Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-03.2 Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work.  Medical Emergencies Course