Ohio CE Requirements

Radiography Requirements

A dental assistant must be state certified as a Dental X-Ray Machine Operator.

The DALE Foundation's DANB RHS Review course meets Ohio radiography requirements.

Instructions to use the DANB RHS Review course to meet Ohio radiography requirements:

  1. Purchase and complete the DALE Foundation's online DANB RHS Review course. The Ohio State Dental Board requires a minimum of 75% on the post-course assessment.
  2. Within 60 days of successfully completing the DANB RHS Review course, submit the completed Affidavit of Ohio Clinical Radiography form and a $40 processing fee to the DALE Foundation. Forms may be submitted via email, mail or fax as noted at the bottom of the form. The DALE Foundation accepts credit card, check or money order.
  3. Approximately 3-4 weeks after submitting the completed form and payment, the DALE Foundation will send an email notification to the candidate informing him or her that the Ohio Clinical Radiography Training form has been processed and the Ohio State Dental Board has been notified that the education and clinical components of Ohio's dental radiography requirements have been met.
  4. Contact the Ohio State Dental Board to complete the Ohio dental assistant radiographer certificate application process. It is the candidate's responsibility to read and comply with the current laws and guidelines provided by the Ohio State Dental Board. Candidates should retain a copy of the DALE Foundation email from step 3 and submit it to the Ohio State Dental Board along with the application. Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer online application. 

View the complete Ohio dental assistant requirements.


# CE Required: 12 credits

Renewal Period: Annually

Required Topics: Practice of dentistry and dental assisting, as described in DANB’s Recertification Requirements


OCDAC Certified Ohio Dental Assistant

Those holding the Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) certification administered by the Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (OCDAC) must recertify annually and meet the continuing education requirements established by OCDAC.

Dental X-Ray Machine Operator

# CE Required: 2 hours

Renewal Period: Every 2 years

Required Topics: Dental radiation technology

More Information: Ohio Administrative Code (4715-12-05)

Note: The DALE Foundation's DANB RHS Review course may be used to meet this requirement. The DALE Foundation is approved as a permanent sponsor of continuing education by the Ohio State Dental Board.

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

Note: EFDAs in Ohio are required to maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or the American Safety and Health Institute.