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Radiology (X-ray)

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 positioning. 

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Radiation Regulations
A listing of the various NJ laws and regulations regarding the proper and safe use of radiation.

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)  [DANB Disclaimer]

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)  [DANB Disclaimer]
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. 

Registered Dental Assistants (RDA)

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.

New 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

Amazon.com
Popular and well-respected online seller. They offer both new and used versions of the textbook.

BetterWorldBooks
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. 

Chegg
Allows you to buy or rent textbooks.  You may later be eligible to sell your book or donate it back to Chegg. 

DirectTextbook
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!

Other Useful Sites

American Dental Association
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.

DentalCareersEdu.org
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".

Team Life
Emergency health training services and products.  This includes a CPR training that can be used towards your CDA  [DANB Disclaimer]certification as well as towards the continuing education requirements necessary for your CDA certificate and RDA license.

World 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 English.  It 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.




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