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 your tuition)

Current RDA or RDAEF1

  • 2 Hours Dental Practice Act
  • 2 Hours Infection Control 
  • Basic life support (BLS/CPR) Red Cross or American Heart Association Only.
  • Completion of a Board-approved pit & fissure sealant certification
  • Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage **
  • All instrumentation and materials**
  •  Submit program application with $2000 deposit non-refundable unless the application is not accepted due to deficiencies.


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 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

Additionally, participants will be trained to perform:

  • 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

Existing RDAEFs
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.




Registration Fee:

Regular Price: $20,000.00

Discounted Price: $10,500.00

Program Dates: