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Dental Radiographer

Summary

Dental assistant certified as a dental radiographer pursuant to Rule 64B5-9.011, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). Specialize in positioning dental radiographic equipment and exposing dental radiographic images consistent with national radiographic and radiologic guidelines. Work under a Florida licensed dentist’s indirect supervision pursuant to Rule 64B5-16.005, F.A.C.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive, nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Greet, screen, and direct patients.
  • Confirm patients’ authorizations for radiographic examinations.
  • Manage, report, and archive patient information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Take film based and/or digital intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic images consistent with national radiographic and radiologic guidelines.
  • Process and route film based and/or digital radiographic images.
  • Review radiographs within guidelines.
  • Assist, instruct, and monitor students in radiography procedures.
  • Energize, calibrate, operate, and de-energize radiographic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and/or software problems.
  • Interact with vendors for equipment and/or software upgrades and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain quality and safety standards.
  • Maintain work area cleanliness.
  • Adhere to infection control protocols.
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Properly dispose of infectious materials.
  • Operate basic office equipment.
  • Maintain inventory and order supplies.
  • Ensure proper recycling.
  • Assist co-workers, students, and faculty members (as needed).
  • Perform miscellaneous duties.

Education and Experience

High school diploma
One (1) year of appropriate experience; appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
Qualified in dental radiography pursuant to Rule 64B5-9.011, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Licensure and Certification

Certification as a dental radiographer pursuant to Rule 64B5-9.011, F.A.C.

Supervision

Work under a Florida licensed dentist’s indirect supervision pursuant to Rule 64B5-16.005, F.A.C.

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