Oregon Oral Radiology Certificate Preparation Course

Salem and Monmouth Oregon Oral Certificate

May 7th & 14th OR june 11th & 18th at 8am

oin us in-person at our Salem, Oregon dental office for our COVID-compliant Oregon Oral Radiology Certificate Preparation Course. We designed this course for dental assistants, sterilization technicians, front desk staff, part-time help, and anyone else who wishes to become a more valuable dental team member.

This four-step course will prepare you for the DANB exam. Individuals who obtain radiology certification in Oregon can operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiography procedures.


Students in Oregon must work as a dental assistant, sterilization tech, front office staff, or in any other applicable position in a dental office to obtain radiology certification in the State of Oregon.


This class caters to the working professional seeking to enhance their skill set. Achieving your dental radiology certification in Oregon follows a simple 1-2-3 process. This course fulfills step 1 in the pathway and equips you for step 2, the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) RHS Exam, and step 3, demonstrating proficiency to a licensed dentist or hygienist in Oregon.

We utilize additional literature, assignments, and quizzes outside the classroom to enrich course materials.


Time commitment for this course consists of 30-40 hours didactic and hands on in a high tech private practice office.

Four in-person learning sessions:

  1. Radiation History, Physics, and Biological Effects

  2. Radiography Equipment and Technology Used in Dentistry

  3. Radiographic Techniques, Patient Management, and Radiographic Interpretation

  4. Review from sessions 1-3, Q&A, Clinical and Didactic Radiographic Competency


The cost of the program is $995.00 (includes textbook), due at time of registration.

Students who complete the course will receive:

  1. Certificate of completion

  2. Preparation for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) RHS Exam.

  3. Checklist for submission to the board to receive your Oregon dental radiography license

Local Family Dentistry in Salem OR


Dr. Travis Hunsaker has wanted to become a dentist since he watched his father attend dental school. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2009, and in 2019, Dr. Hunsaker achieved his credential as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). Only 6% of dentists in the US and Canada achieve this award.

Along with his memberships in the Oregon Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, American Dental Association, and the Marion Polk Dental Society, Dr. Hunsaker's advanced continuing education has enabled him to become a fellow in the International Dental Implant Association, a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a preferred provider with Invisalign.

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frequently asked questions

In Oregon, no experience is required; anyone can take dental radiographs once they obtain certification with a radiology certificate from DANB and the Oregon Board of Dentistry.

Yes. Students will have the responsibility to prepare for the test and will also have all the resources needed to excel on the exam.

The didactic portion will be offered in person. Classes will be COVID compliant. The instructor will have discussions, exercises and quizzes/tests every week. The clinical portion will be covered in breakout sessions during the session you learn about the principles involved. Students will first learn on dental mannequins before using their skills on patients. More details will be provided during the first class session.

In Oregon after passing this class and passing the DANB RHS you will be able to take radiographs under supervision for 6 months while completing your application to the OBD.

$995.00 includes Textbook, due at time of registration.

This course is in high demand. Students must drop the course two weeks BEFORE it begins in order to get a refund for the course they have paid for. If they miss the deadline, they will not get a refund and will be responsible to pay for the course even if they didn’t attend. This is to ensure the ability to get students off the waiting list to fill the vacated seat.

For more information or registration questions, contact Jocelyn at 971-413-5348.