We are Dental Board of California Approved with an Approval # EF 013. We provide a comprehensive program with 410/318 hours of instruction, combining online lectures, hands-on laboratory and live patient clinical experiences; Certification programs for both RDAs and existing RDAEFs
IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: (**Included in
Current RDAs and existing RDAEFs
Applicant entry requirements for this program are as follows:
- Hold a current RDA or RDAEF1
- Have a driver’s license or photo ID
- California Radiation Health and Safety certification
- Coronal Polish certification
- Pit & Fissure Sealant certification
- 2 Hour Dental Practice Act
- 2 Hour Infection Control
- Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage **
- All instruments**
- CPR-BLS certification for healthcare providers through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
- Currently employed with a minimum of 1 year or verification from the previous employer.
- Verification from a health professional that the student has been immunized against: Hepatitis B, and Rubella (MMR-measles, mumps, rubella vaccine) and evidence of a negative tuberculin test, within six months of application or adequate follow-up
inthe case of a positive test.
- Submit program application with $2000 deposit non-refundable unless the application is not accepted due to deficiencies.
ExternshipExtramural Facility Instruction for Supervising Dentist
Mandatory attendance is required for all supervising dentists on orientation day. The supervising dentist must take and complete the mandatory 6 hour CE Teaching Methodology for clinical evaluation workshop AND sign the
externship/ supervising dentistcontract for the RDAEF course.
Our program offers RDAs and existing RDAEF1s an affordable opportunity to complete the education and qualify for licensure to perform procedures such as:
COURSE STRUCTURE: Online Blended
Each course is broken into four modules that must be completed for credit in the course; a module usually consists of our Blended online discussion board, chapters of reading, some short-answer reading response questions and an additional assignment that could be a case study, or a short paper or an assignment that applies to the subject matter presented in the reading, quizzes, and final written exam.
- Dental Instruments, 6th Edition
- Dental Materials, 3rd Edition
- Wheeler's Dental Anatomy, Physiology, and Occlusion, 10th Edition
- Endodontics, 5th Edition
- Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics, 5th Edition
- Craig's Restorative Dental Materials, 14th Edition
Deposit will cover all course materials, textbook, and online program fees. DSI will provide instruments and materials. Although, students will be responsible for the purchase of they're own magnification loupes, typodont, and bench mount. All students are required to have access to a laptop, computer or tablet for the online presentations, assignments, study materials, quizzes, discussion board, Skype and email for correspondence or posted on our online Blended Learning Canvas. You will need access to a computer to complete required homework assignments.
This 410-hour program trains and prepares currently licensed RDAs to perform all of the new procedures in extended functions which include:
- Performing patient oral health evaluations, charting and evaluating soft tissue, classifying occlusion and myofunctional evaluation
- Performing oral health assessments in a community and school-based settings under the direction of a dentist, RDH or RDHAP
- Sizing and fitting endodontic master points and accessory points
- Taking final impressions for tooth-borne removable prostheses
- Polishing and contouring existing amalgam restorations
- Placing, contouring, finishing and adjusting all direct restorations
- Adjusting and cementing permanent indirect restorations
- Cord retraction of gingiva for impression procedures
- Cementing endodontic master points and accessory points
- Taking final impressions for permanent indirect restorations
- All other procedures authorized and adopted by the Dental Board*
*Please see Section 1753.6 of the California Business and Professions Code
This 318-hour program updates existing RDAEFs (who were licensed prior to January 1, 2010) in the new, allowable procedures for RDAEFs described above. Participants who successfully complete this program will be eligible to take the RDAEF exam, and upon successful completion, will be able to perform all of the expanded duties approved for currently licensed California RDAEFs.
Current RDAEFs will not need a supervising dentist as they will not be participating in this part of the module
The total length of the program: Nine (9) months
This RDAEF course meets state board approved instruction needs for the new RDAEF licensure. The course consists of three aspects:
- Didactic: (home study/online/in-class lectures) Students will learn the theoretical aspects relating to RDAEF duties and procedure.
- Laboratory: Students will learn the step-by-step procedures of the RDAEF through laboratory experience with a typodont.
- Clinical: Students will be required to complete qualified treatment of clinical patients, a state board requirement for students to complete the course.
Program Module Agenda:
Module A: April 6 - June 30, 2019
April 6 & 7
May 4 & 5
June 1 & 2; 22 & 23
- Regulations: Dental Assisting scope of practice
- Dental sciences and materials related to course procedures
- Tooth isolation and matrix methodology related to restorative dentistry
- Bases and liners placement related to restorative dentistry
- Oral Health assessment including intra and extraoral tissue evaluation, occlusal and myofunction evaluation and charting in traditional and community health project settings?
- Advanced Esthetic Provisional - Temporary Crown
- Placement and finishing of Class I and V direct filling restorations, including amalgam, composite and glass-ionomer restorations
- Implementation of new expanded functions into a dental practice
- 6 unit anterior provisional involving #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11
- Veneer #9, 3 unit bridge on #11, #12, #13 and Single unit crown #3
- Empress preparation - # 3 MODL Onlay
- HD silicone prepped models
- Vacuum formed polypropylene copings for the prepped silicone models
- Rigid urethane with no preps used for preliminary
- Students are required to provide they're own safety glasses and curing light.
- Advanced Esthetic Provisional - Temporary Crown
Module B: July 6 - September 8, 2019
July 27 & 28
August 3 & 4; 24 & 25
September 7 & 8
- Placement and finishing of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 direct filling restorations for children and adults
- Polish and contour existing amalgam restorations
Module C: September 28 - December 22, 2019
September 28 & 29
October 5 & 6; 26 & 27
November 2 & 3; 23 & 24
December 14 & 15; 21 & 22
- Impression taking for tooth-borne prostheses
- Adjustment and cementation of permanent indirect restorations of ceramic, PFM and cast metal
- Cementation of endodontic points
- Clinical experience in placement and finishing of Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 direct filling restorations for children and adult
BONUS Module D: January 2020 (2 weekends)
January 11 & 12; 25 & 26
Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR) Technique Program for the RDAEF2
Dental Board of California Approval # ITR 04
California law specifies that ITRs can be placed after the diagnosis and direction of the supervising dentist to stabilize a tooth with a cavitated lesion until the dentist determines that additional treatment is required. ITRs provided by allied dental professionals must be completed with hand instrumentation only and must not require dental anesthesia to complete.
ITR Certification for the RDAEF2
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.
- Current BLS Certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association: Healthcare Provider course only) – Please bring a copy of you're certification card with you on the day of the course.
- Must show evidence of current, active status as a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions, licensed on or after 1/1/2010
What are the Dental Board Requirements for the RDAEF2 candidates?
RDAEF2 will be required to sit and pass Dental Board administered written and practical examinations. This examination will include:
- Successful completion of two of the following procedures on a simulated patient head mounted in appropriate position and accommodation an articulated typodont in an enclosed intra-oral environment or mounted on a dental chair in a dental operatory
- Place, condense and carve an amalgam restoration
- Place and contour a nonmetallic direction restoration
- Polish and contour an existing amalgam restoration
- Passage of a state-administered written examination.
Course clinical Dates may be subject to change
Discounted Price: $12,500.00
Program Dates:Module A: April - July, 2019
April 6th, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Orientation for Registered EF Students and Supervising Dentists 2020
February 8th, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm