Continuing Education Courses

Concorde Career College offers several continuing education opportunities for persons already working in select healthcare related fields to prepare and sit for specialty certifications.

Certification for Dental Radiographers

Course Objective

To prepare the student with sufficient theoretical knowledge to safely operate dental radiography equipment and pass the Florida State Board of Dentistry approved certification examination.

Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing this examination are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take this exam, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Course Descriptions

The course of study involves the fundamentals of Dental Radiography, safety, intraoral radiography basics, the bisecting technique, the paralleling technique, extraoral radiography, traditional FMX mounting, Rinn assembly, positioning, and sensor exposure.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Participants are required to pass clinical or written examination(s), which adequately test competency in each subject area. Participants must obtain an average score of at least 75 percent out of a possible 100 percent on each exam.

Total Weeks: 2

Total Clock Hours: 8

Theory Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 5

A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.

This program has been approved by the Florida Department of Health. It is not licensed by the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education or approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This program is a continuing education program for Dental Assistant personnel.

Expanded Duties for Dental Auxiliary Personnel

Course Objective

To prepare students with sufficient theoretical knowledge and specialized skills to enable them to perform additional functions in assisting the Dentist.

Course Descriptions

The course of study involves dental charting, coronal polishing, taking alginate impressions, pouring and trimming study models, applying pit and fissure sealants, applying topical fluorides, applying liners and bases, suture removal, removal of excess dental cement, fabricating temporary crowns and placing and removing dental dams, matrix bands, retraction cords, temporary restorations and periodontal dressings.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Participants are required to pass clinical or written examinations that adequately test competency in each subject. Participants must obtain an average score of at least 75 percent out of a possible score of 100 percent on each exam.

Total Weeks: 2

Total Clock Hours: 32

Theory Hours: 14

Lab Hours: 18

A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.

This program has been approved by the Florida Department of Health. It is not licensed by the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education or approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This program is a continuing education program for Dental Assistant personnel.