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Thank you for you're interested in our program. We are committed to providing students with a complete and comprehensive education.
Our company was founded in 2000, approved by the Dental Board of California and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. a provider for continuing education and recognized by the Better Business Bureau as well. We offer some of the most comprehensive dental training programs in the area and we are dedicated to improving the education of our students!
Whether you are a dental professional, prospective student, or visitor - we invite you to explore our world through our website. Please take a few moments to browse through our site and learn what other services we have to offer.
Dental Specialties Institute, Inc. is dedicated to offering any motivated, college-worthy students the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced, blended-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and they're families.
- Our Course Curriculum Approved by the Dental Board of California
- Dental Sedation Assistant Permit: DSA 110
- Dental Practice Act and Law and Ethics
- California Radiation Health and Safety Permit: X004b
- Coronal Polish Course Certification: CP002
- Interim Therapeutic Restoration Certification: ITR 04
- Mandatory 8-hour Infection Control Course: IC045
- Orthodontic Assistant Permit Program OA 015
- Oral Conscious Sedation Permit Program
- Pit and Fissure Sealant Course Certification: PF002
- RDAEF Extended Functions Program: EF 013
- Ultrasonic Scaling Permit: US011
DBC's Bulletin Notice
The following is an excerpt from the DBC website:
NEW SPECIALTY PERMITS AND UPCOMING CHANGES FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS, REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS AND REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS IN EXTENDED FUNCTIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010
AB 2637, was signed by the Governor on September 28, 2008, and will become effective January 1, 2009, although many of its provisions are not operative until January 10, 2010. This bill will have a wide-reaching impact on all unlicensed dental assistants and their employers, as well as applicants for a registered dental assistant or registered dental assistant in extended functions licenses. AB 2637 allows new duties in all of these categories and creates two new Permit categories:
Dental Sedation Assistant Permit.
What you will need to register: 6 months work experience * Ultrasonic Scaling * 2 hrs Dental Practice Act * 8 Infection Control for DA's or 2 hrs for RDAs * Basic life support (BLS/CPR) * Proof of Liability Insurance.
The OAP course includes 84 hours of instruction for Dental Assistants and 60 hours for RDAs.
You will be given access to the online course upon receipt of payment. A confirmation email will be sent with a user ID and password.
Additional information go to http://www.dbc.ca.gov/
Question: I have applied for an RDA license, but have not passed my written (or practical) exam yet. What happens if I'm not licensed before January 1, 2010
Answer: If you are not licensed before January 1, you must pass an exam that you have NOT PASSED, including the new RDA Law and Ethics exam, and provide proof of completion of 1) an approved 2-hour course in the Dental Practice Act, 2) proof of completion of an approved 8-hour course in infection control, 3) a course in basic life support.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, signed AB 1707 (Low, D-Silicon Valley) into law, which authorizes the Dental Board of California to resume issuing new RDA licenses and to extend the suspension of the RDA practical examination through 2020. AB 1707 contains an urgency clause, which makes the legislation effective immediately, instead of 2018. All candidates who have passed the written exams should be receiving their RDA licenses soon.
All of us at Dental Specialties Institute Inc. has been a dedicated stakeholder for the public as well as dental assisting auxiliaries. We are happy to share legislation has passed which any delay in issuing RDA licenses will be minimal.
Being that the Board is holding a public meeting, this August 10-11, 2017, Dental Specialties Institute staff will be present and will keep you updated as soon as we have the additional information from the Dental Board of California as to how the licensure issuance process will proceed. They will be discussing alternatives to the practical exam. Please come if you can. They will be discussing alternatives to the practical exam, and we could definitely use all the support. http://www.dbc.ca.gov/about_us/agendas/20170810agenda.pdf
ALERT! RDA Practical Examination Suspended
On April 6, 2017, the Dental Board of California (Board) voted to suspend the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) practical examination as a result of the findings of the review of the practical examination conducted by the Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES) of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 1752.1, the Board may vote to suspend the practical examination if the review conducted by the OPES concludes that the practical examination is unnecessary or does not accurately measure the competency of RDAs.
The suspension of the RDA practical examination commences on April 6, 2017, and shall remain suspended until July 1, 2017, at which time the practical examination shall be reinstated.
On February 10, 2016, the Legislative Counsel Bureau opined that if the Board suspends the RDA practical examination, the Board may, during that suspension, license an applicant who has not taken the practical examination, so long as that applicant meets all other requirements for licensure.
The Board will be contacting all current applicants for RDA licensure in the coming weeks regarding the outcome of this meeting and what the next steps are necessary on their pathway to RDA licensure.
The Board will license applicants who have not taken, or have not successfully passed, the practical examination, if the applicant meets all other requirements of licensure, including successful completion of the RDA Written Examination and the RDA Law & Ethics Examination, until July 1, 2017.
Because of the suspension of the RDA practical examination, the Board anticipates an increase in the number of phone, email, and mail inquires relating to RDA licensure. Please note that such inquiries may take 4-5 business days for a response.
Please check the Board’s web site daily for updated information at www.dbc.ca.gov.