Indiana Radiology Program

ADAA Home Study Radiology Courses

Indiana requires Dental Assistants taking x-rays to be licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).  ISDH has approved six ADAA online courses to help candidates meet certification requirements.  These courses are of no additional cost to individuals who are Professional Members of the ADAA. Click here to view the membership application.  This program is not available to non-members.

While completing the required coursework, the Dental Assistant must apply for a "Provisional Permit".  The online Provisional Permit Application can be found on the Indiana State Department of Health website. Follow the step-by-step instructions offered below.  

If you would like assistance with this process or have specific questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Roberts, ADAA Past President at cjrcda@aol.com.

American Dental Assistants Association/Indiana State Department of Health Approved Dental Radiology Education Package

Course Number

Course Title

Number of CE Credits

1302

Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiography

18

1420

Intra Oral Radiographic Technique

3

1203

Dental Radiographic Pitfalls and Errors

4

1309

Identifying Diseases of the Teeth and Oral Cavity Through Radiographic Images

4

1306

Digital Radiography in Dentistry: Moving from Film-based to Digital Imaging

4

1105

Radiation Biology, Safety, and Protection for Today’s Dental Assistant

5

 

Steps to Complete the Indiana Radiology Program

Step 1:  Apply to be an ADAA Professional member if you aren't already.  Membership will give you online access the required courses listed above.  Within one business day of your membership confirmation, you will have access to the ADAA e-Learning Center to begin your coursework. 

Step 2: Complete and print the “Application for Provisional or Student Permit” on the ISDH website https://www.in.gov/health/cshcr/medical-radiology-services/.

  1. DO NOT add your Social Security Number to the application.
  2. List ADAA Online Study Courses on the application under the name of the school/program.
  3. List the address as 529 14th St NW, Suite 1280, Washington, DC, 20045, USA.
  4. Add the date you started the coursework and the anticipated date of completing the coursework.
  5. Mark "Provisional-Dental", NOT Student on the application.
  6. Email the completed application to education@adaausa.org for the required verification signature. ADAA's Director of Education, Joanna Truitt, will sign the form.

Step 3: When ADAA returns the signed application

  1. Print it and add your Social Security Number
  2. Mail the printed, signed application to the Indiana State Department of Health (address on the form)

Note:  You will be issued a Provisional Permit which means you can take x-rays in the dental office under the supervision of the dentist. The Provisional Permit is good for 6 months from the date of issue. IT CAN NOT BE RENEWED.

Step 4: Complete all six radiology courses and pass each test.  Download each Certificate of Completion.

Step 5: After passing the six courses and completing clinical training, please have the supervising dentist complete and sign the “Application for Proficiency Certification for Limited Radiographer” form on the ISDH website https://www.in.gov/health/cshcr/medical-radiology-services/.

Step 6: Register for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam at www.danb.org. The DANB handles all questions about the exams. If you have passed the RHS exam previously, you do not need to retake it. You must have a copy of the official DANB certificate / letter showing the RHS exam was passed.

Step 7: Once the DANB RHS exam is passed and the official DANB certificate / letter is received (not preliminary pass letter), apply for the Indiana Dental Radiographer License.  Complete and print the “Application for Radiology License” on the ISDH website https://www.in.gov/health/cshcr/medical-radiology-services/.

  1. Mail the completed Application for Radiology License, license fee ($60 check or money order), along with the six Certificates of Completion from the ADAA, and copies of the official DANB certificate / letter and the Application for Proficiency Certification form signed by the dentist.  Mail all of the documents to the address on the Application for Radiology License.
  2. Keep copies of all the certificates of completion, official DANB certificate / letter, Application for Proficiency Certification, and Application for Radiology License for your records.