DANB announces new e-learning program on radiation and health safety

March 21, 2012
Issue 10

CHICAGO (October 1, 2010) – The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) is proud to announce the release of its most recent e-learning program: DANB’s Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Review Course. DANB’s RHS Review Course can be accessed at www.danb.org/learning. Learners earn 12 DANB CDE credits for successful completion of the course. The estimated seat time to proceed once through the course is 12 hours. The cost of the course is $75.00.

CHICAGO (October 1, 2010) – The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) is proud to announce the release of its most recent e-learning program: DANB’s Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Review Course.

DANB’s RHS Review Course can be accessed at www.danb.org/learning. Learners earn 12 DANB CDE credits for successful completion of the course. The estimated seat time to proceed once through the course is 12 hours. The cost of the course is $75.00.

DANB’s RHS Review Course was developed for dental assistants with varying degrees of dental radiography knowledge. The review course covers both conventional and digital dental radiation health and safety, basic anatomical landmarks, radiation biology and safety issues, elements of radiographic exposure equipment, errors encountered during radiographic exposure, radiographic labeling, and infection control techniques. Learners have access to DANB’s RHS Review Course for 90 days after purchase, allowing them to revisit topics and take notes before completing the post-course assessment.

“DANB is excited to provide additional e-learning courses to dental assistants, dental office managers and dental professionals,” says Executive Director Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA. “DANB’s RHS Review Course can be one of the tools used to prepare for the RHS component of the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam, or as CDE to meet DANB's Recertification Requirements.”

In January 2010, DANB launched its first two e-learning courses: DANB’s Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course and DANB’s Assessment-Based Certificate Program (ABCP): Accounts Receivable. Learners earn 4 DANB CDE credits for successful completion of each course. DANB’s Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course costs $30.00 and DANB’s Assessment-Based Certificate Program (ABCP): Accounts Receivable costs $50.00. To access these e-learning courses, visit danb.org/learning.

In spring 2011, DANB’s e-learning courses will be rebranded and launched through the Dental Auxiliary Learning and Education (DALE) Foundation. The DALE Foundation was incorporated in March 2010, as a DANB-affiliated, but separately incorporated nonprofit foundation. The DALE Foundation was formed to benefit the public by providing quality education and conducting sound research to promote oral health.

For more information about DANB and the DALE Foundation, visit danb.org or call 1-800-FOR-DANB.