This 410-hour program trains and prepares currently licensed RDAs for the California State Board exam for extended functions. RDAs successfully completing this program will be able to perform all the new procedures in extended functions which include:
Additionally, participants will be trained to perform:
*Please see Section 1753.5 of the California Business and Professionals Code
This 342-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 the program will be eligible to take the new RDAEF exam, and upon successful completion, will be able to perform all the expanded duties of currently licensed California RDAEFs.
The program is offered over a nine-month period and is held on various Saturdays and Sundays at the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. The next session of the program will start on August 13, 2016. All segments of this program are delivered face-to-face, with a low faculty-to-student ratio, allowing for an exceptional educational experience at the world-renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry. There are some homework assignments that you will be asked to complete during the course of this program. The dental school faculty members involved in this program will be available to you throughout the duration of the program to help you succeed.
In early 2012, the Dental Board of California implemented a requirement that all new RDAEF students must complete 20 clinical restorations on patients under the supervision of a current licensed dentist in order to complete the RDAEF training and to sit for the board exam. Your supervising dentist or hygienist will also be required to attend a clinical orientation session and 6 clinical sessions (5 days) as part of this program. A dentist may supervise more than one RDAEF student. Current RDAEFs will not need a supervising dentist as they will not be participating in this part of the curriculum.