RDA Practical REVIEW Course
Dental Specialties Institute, Inc. Proud to announce 98% pass rate!
Receive a DSI tote bag with your registration.
- "Hands-on" - All day long with top quality and very experienced instructors! Space is limited!
- Individualized instruction in a small class size environment with a ratio of instructor/student of 1/4.
- Class II temporary sedative restoration, Fabrication of a custom anterior temporary crown and cementation.
- "Mock exam experience"
- All supplies included with your course fee. State Practical Examination ALERT! RDA Practical Examination Suspended
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION HOW TO BECOME AN RDA - DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) applications MUST be received postmarked by the Final Filing Date. All examination dates are subject to change due to facility availability, but final-filing dates will NOT change. Applicants will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
- RDA Application (Work Experience)
- RDA Application (Education)
- Practical Re-Examination Application
- 2017 RDA Examination Schedule
Following are Practical Examination Instructions, which are sent to each applicant who qualifies for the examination
- Candidate Guide: Registered Dental Assistant Practical Examination, New August 2016
- All supplies included with your course fee.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 30(c) a licensing board may not process any application for an original license unless the candidate or licensee provides its federal employer identification number or social security number where requested on the application.
To qualify for RDA examinations, candidates must:
- Graduate from a Board-approved RDA educational program; or
- Complete at least 15 months (1,280 hours) of satisfactory work experience as a dental assistant with a dentist licensed in one of the states in the United States; or
- Complete a California Department of Education-approved 4-month educational program and 11 months of work experience with a dentist(s) licensed in one of the states of the United States.
- Complete Board-approved courses in coronal polishing and radiation safety.
- Complete and show proof of completion of a Board-approved course in the Dental Practice Act completed within five (5) years of application.
- Complete and show proof of completion of an eight (8)-hour Board-approved course in infection control completed within five (5) years of application.
- Complete and show proof of completion of a basic life support course offered by an instructor approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
- Submit fingerprint clearances from both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). This process can take 60 days or more. If a candidate has a criminal history, the arrest report and court records must be obtained and investigated before a decision is made to issue or deny the license.