(ITR) Interim Therapeutic Restoration Certification (Radiographic Decision-Making and Interim Therapeutic Restoration) RDAEF2, RDH or RDHAP

Radiographic Decision-Making and Interim Therapeutic Restoration

Effective 1/1/2015, RDAEFs licensed on or after 1/1/2010 became authorized to perform two (2) additional duties in both a dental office setting or in a public health setting, head start program, preschool program, or community clinic.  Those duties are:

(1) Expose emergency radiographs upon the direction of the dentist.

(2) If the dental auxiliary is a registered dental assistant in extended functions, a registered dental hygienist, or a registered dental hygienist in alternative practice, determine and perform radiographs for the specific purpose of aiding a dentist in completing a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient using telehealth, as defined by Section 2290.5, for the purpose of communication with the supervising dentist pursuant to Sections 1753.55, 1910.5, and 1926.05. A dentist is not required to review patient records or make a diagnosis using telehealth.

(3) Perform extra-oral duties or functions specified by the dentist.

(4) Perform mouth-mirror inspections of the oral cavity, to include charting of obvious lesions, malocclusions, existing restorations, and missing teeth.

(b) For purposes of this section, “patient of record” refers to a patient who has been examined, has had a medical and dental history completed and evaluated, and has had oral conditions diagnosed and a written plan developed by the licensed dentist.

EFs certified in ITR may perform these duties without direct supervision using the standards and protocols set by the dentist.

Required Prerequisites:  

  • Current BLS Certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association: Healthcare Provider course only) – Please submit a copy of you're certification card prior to the day of the course. 
  • Current BLS Certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association: Healthcare Provider course only)Must show evidence of current, active status as a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions, licensed on or after 1/1/2010 -OR- Currently attending the RDAEF Program (letter from the school is required) -OR- RDAEF Certificate of Completion on or after 1/1/2010 (Copy)


  • Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage 
    • Option 1: (ADAA) American Dental Assistants Association
    • Option 2: (HPSO) Healthcare Providers Service Organization



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Program Type: Classroom


Registration Fee:

Regular Price: $2,000.00

Discounted Price: $800.00

August 12th, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 13th, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm