Donna Pitts in Granbury, Texas said: I am interested in asking a Dentist (Texas) I know about being able to do some "on the job" training. I have no dental experience and I am interested in taking a two day course to get my RDA, but would like to get some on the job training. Does anyone know the laws on getting on the job training. Can it be done for free or are they legally obligated to pay a wage and if so, how much is fair? I don't mind doing it for free, but don't want to break any laws. Any response would be greatly appreciated.
Donna, it is certainly ok and not breaking any laws if you are receiving on the job training as a dental assistant
as long as you have someone supervising you. You do have to have someone help you to place the film
and be there while you take radiographs and you have up to one year to receive your Registration with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, which, I am assuming is the 2 day class you were referring to. Are you going to be attending the 2 day course at Baylor College
of Dentistry? If so, I will be one of the instructors there teaching Radiology and Infection Control. Good luck with your endeavors!