Free Online Practice Tests
Free online practice tests based upon the book Essentials of Dental Radiography
for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 8th edition.
Test your knowledge on the subject matter from the chapter of your
choice and select from a variety of different styles of questions
(including true/false, multiple choice, and case studies).
Testing topics also include mounting, anatomy identification, and
Bureau of X-Ray Compliance - Dental X-Ray Licensing Page
The Bureau of
X-ray Compliance, which is part of the NJDEP, is responsible for
overseeing dental x-ray licenses. Formally if you have a dental
x-ray license you are a "licensed dental radiologic
technologist". This webpage will provide you with the specifics
of what is necessary obtain that license. The requirements for this license
are listed more clearly and fully here.
Certified Dental Assistants (CDA)
National Board (DANB)
A nationwide organization that oversees
the certification of certified
dental assistants (CDA) certificate holders, called certificants. They are also responsible for creating the exams necessary to obtain your credentials in New Jersey and
many other states. In fact, DANB exams are either required or
accepted in 38 states (including NJ) plus the District of
Columbia. They also oversee
the renewal of CDA certificates (making sure that current certificants keep their
certifications up to date and in good standing) and also investigate any complaints
against current CDA certificants.
New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety - Division of Consumer
Affairs Search for and confirm the license of
a person or business
in New Jersey. This site will allow you for instance to look up
an individual's name and confirm that they are actively licensed in NJ
to practice as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). If any
disciplinary action has been brought up against an individual it can
also accessed through this site.
Jersey State Board of Dentistry
The state board is responsible for regulating
and licensing various dental personnel in New Jersey including
dentists, registered dental assistants (RDAs), limited registered
dental assistants (LRDAs), and dental hygienists.
Textbook for Dental Radiology Course
Popular and well-respected online seller. They offer both new and used versions of the textbook.
A website with a social agenda of helping to reuse and recycle books while raising money for literacy-based and educational nonprofit organizations. You can buy, sell, and donate books through this website.
Allows you to buy or rent textbooks. You may later be eligible to sell your book or donate it back to Chegg.
This website is a very nice resource that allows you to comparison shop for a book you specify. Be sure to scroll down to "All Prices" for the full list of books for sale and for rent. They also have an option to compare prices across websites willing to buy back your textbook. Who knows... maybe you can sell your book back for more than you originally paid!
Provides general information about the dental field including career
information, research, public resources, and more.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
The CDC is a public health resource. Working with states they
seek to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks and maintain nationwide
health related statistics. You can find a variety of information
on their website such as food safety guidelines, information for tourists,
information about workplace hazards and illnesses including latex allergies and heat stress,
state immunization laws, and oral health guidelines.
Learn what a career in dental assisting or hygiene entails and about what you can expect in the field. This website is a nice resource particuarly if you are considering working in or moving to another state as they also provide you information about licensing requirements and salary expectations nationwide.
New Jersey Dental Clinic Directory
A county based listing of public dental clinics that are positioned to
help provide individuals access to quality dental healthcare in spite of
"insurance or financial constraints".
Emergency health training services and products. This includes a
CPR training that can be used towards your CDA
certification as well as
towards the continuing education requirements necessary for your CDA certificate and RDA license.
Education Services (WES): Translation & Evaluation
An educational evaluation service
that assists individuals who have
attended schools and/or colleges outside of the United States to have
their degrees and/or transcripts translated into English and evaluated
to determine their equivalency in the United States. It is not
sufficient to just have your degree or transcript translated into
must also be evaluated by an agency to determine it's US
equivalency. If you use choose WES, you can order the "WES Basic
Document by Document Report". While WES is perhaps the most
widely used service,
they are not the only option. Additional evaluation services
provided by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection are listed here. Note: You may have to scroll down to
see the list.