Our Dental Radiography: HARP-approved Certification course is intended for those with a dental background – that is, employed in a dental practice in Ontario or a graduate of a dental office administration program or an internationally trained dental professional – who wish to be qualified to meet the requirements of the Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) Act. This radiography course studies the theoretical, legal, and practical applications involved in the exposure, processing, and handling of dental radiographs. Practice various intra-oral radiographic techniques to produce radiographs of diagnostic value while learning to follow radiation safety protocol and processing procedures. Also learn how to identify normal radiographic landmarks and how to recognize and solve faulty radiographs. Focus on standard intraoral radiographic techniques, radiation hygiene measures, and provincial and federal regulations as well as client management.
Passing this course means you have met all the requirements set out by the HARP Act and are qualified to operate an x-ray machine in the province of Ontario. It also earns you a George Brown College certificate of course completion.
This course is not designed to help individuals without dental employment experience enter the industry. You need to already be employed in a dental practice in Ontario or a graduate of a dental office administration program or an internationally trained dental professional in order to benefit from the HARP Certification. For more information on dental radiographs, visit the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario website.
Course Delivery Method:
In addition to the self-directed online learning component, this course includes 12 hours at the end of the course where you must come to campus to practice your skills in our state-of-the-art radiography clinic. Clinic dates are most often scheduled over the two days of a weekend, but there may be some weekday or weeknight availabilities. You will be able to select from a range of options.
Disclaimer: This course cannot be applied as an exemption towards any radiography course offerings in the full-time Dental Assisting Program (S113) or the Dental Hygiene Program (S134).
Hours and Fees
Although this section uses a self-directed online format, there will be two days at the end of the course when you will be required to come to campus to do the practical portion. These two days will be done over a weekend, and you will be able to select the weekend you attend from a few options. In person Clinic dates will be from March 2024 to May 2024.
Although this section uses a self-directed online format, there will be two days at the end of the course when you will be required to come to campus to do the practical portion. These two days will be from 9 am to 4 pm. You will be able to select the session to attend from a few options. In person Clinic dates will be from May 2024 to July 2024.
- Contact Information
- Community and Health Services Department
- Office Location(s):
- St. James Campus, 193 King St. E., Building G (SJG), third floor