Rule 4715-12-04 | Accreditation of education programs; application; fee; suspension; revocation.
(A) Any permanent sponsor wishing to offer dental x-ray machine operator training must offer a curriculum of at least seven hours to include the following subjects:
(1) Radiation physics;
(2) Radiation biology;
(3) Radiation health, safety and protection;
(4) X-ray films and radiographic film quality;
(5) Radiographic techniques, processing and storage.
This curriculum may be presented as a correspondence course.
(B) Clinical experience making a variety of radiographs and radiographic surveys must be part of the course curriculum. The clinical experience must be completed within sixty days after completion of the seven subjects of the curriculum.
The clinical experience may be performed in the dental office in which the dental assistant is employed or is serving an externship. The employing/supervising dentist must certify to the sponsor of the dental x-ray machine operator training program that the clinical experience was completed.
(C) Permanent sponsors wishing to obtain accreditation of radiologic education programs must apply on a form prescribed and provided by the state dental board, and must submit a fee of sixty-seven dollars and fifty cents.
(D) All programs submitted will be reviewed by the board. The accreditation or approval shall be valid until surrendered by the program, or suspended or revoked by the board. A program's accreditation or approval may be suspended or revoked if the program does not comply with applicable requirements of the Revised Code or state dental board rules.