Registration open for STCC dental radiology course
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College is accepting applications for an intensive two-week dental radiology certificate training for dental assistants, the only program of its kind west of Boston.
This hybrid (online and clinical component) course, which opens Feb. 1 at 9 a.m., trains dental assistants in the fundamentals of dental radiography. The labs will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Feb. 8 and 10 and Feb. 17 and 17.
You must successfully complete the first two modules before the first lab on Feb. 8. You must successfully complete the last two modules by Feb. 17, 2020.
Offered through the Workforce Development Center at STCC, the course explores the basics of dental radiography, which includes:
- X-ray physics
- Effects of radiation exposure
- Radiation protection
- Image receptors
- Digital radiography
- Dental radiographic anatomy
- Intra and extra-oral radiographic procedures
Dental assistants who enroll in the program will gain experience exposing digital radiographs and correctly mounting them using a digital mount. This experience will be gained by hands-on exposure on a manikin and hands-on placement on both a manikin and a lab partner. A final laboratory competency consists of exposure and evaluation of a full mouth series on a live patient selected by the student.
STCC's Workforce Development Center's noncredit programs and classes meet the ever-changing technology and workforce demands of individuals, business, and industry in the region.
For more information about the course and to enroll online, visit stcc.io/radiology. For questions, call (413) 755-4225.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.