(A) Each person who desires to perform the duties of a dental x-ray machine operator shall file with the secretary of the state dental board a written application for a dental x-ray machine operator's certificate. Each applicant for a dental x-ray machine operator's certificate shall pay an application fee of thirty-two dollars. Each applicant shall furnish satisfactory proof of the following on a form prescribed and provided by the state dental board:
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, he or she has completed a board-approved dental radiography training program presented by either of the following:
(a) An accredited educational institution or program; or
(b) A permanent sponsor of continuing education as listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(9) of rule 4715-8-02 of the Administrative Code.
(B) A dental x-ray machine operator shall be exempt from the initial training requirements provided in paragraph (A) of this rule if either of the following apply:
(1) They hold a current certification as an assistant which included required examination in radiography as a component from the "Dental Assisting National Board" or the "Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification"; or
(2) They hold a current license, certificate, or other credential issued by another state that the board determines uses standards for dental x-ray machine operators that are at least equal to those established by state dental board rules.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 7/2/2019 and 11/25/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.03
Rule Amplifies: 4715.53
Prior Effective Dates: 03/03/1995, 04/04/2002, 11/01/2004, 10/09/2006, 05/05/2014