To take radiographs as a dental assistant in North Dakota, you will need to be Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or a Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA). To become a RDA, you must pass the Dental Assistant National Board’s (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant or the CODA-accredited or North Dakota board-approved dental assisting program, pass a written exam, and register with the North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners (NDSBDE). To become a QDA, you must pass the DANB’s Radiation Health and Safety (RHS), the Infection Control exam (ICE), maintain a CPR certification, and log 650 hours on the job. After the 650 hours are complete, submit your application to the North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners. Dental assistants are still trained in-office to take radiographs because it does take some skill and safety precautions to take them correctly.