710 RDAEF Expanded Duties II : Module 1
Area of Focus: Dental Auxiliary
This Board approved RDAEF II program, offered by the UCLA Continuing Education department, includes the new additional duties approved into law for the RDAEF category of practice.
This Board approved RDAEF program has been expanded to include the new additional duties approved into law for the RDAEF category of practice. The additional advanced procedures include: placement, contouring and finishing of direct filling restorations as well as the adjustment and cementation of permanent crowns.
This new RDAEF Expanded Program will be taught in a series of three individual courses (modules) that must be successfully completed in sequence within an established time frame before sitting for the new State Board Examination. Each module is offered in such a manner that RDAs will have greater flexibility in making their required budgetary and time commitment to complete this program.
To successfully complete the program and be eligible to sit for the new State Board Examination, participants are required to pass all three modules with a 75% or better pass rate.
The New RDAEF Procedures:
- Adjust and cement permanent indirect restorations
- Cement endodontic master points and accessory points
- Conduct preliminary evaluation of the patient’s oral health including, but not limited to, charting, intra oral and extra-oral evaluation of soft tissue, classifying occlusion and myofunctional evaluation
- Perform oral health assessments in school-based, community health project settings under the direction of a dentist, RDH, or RDHAP
- Place, contour, finish and adjust all direct restorations
- Polish and contour existing amalgam restorations
- Size and fit endodontic master points & accessory points
- Take final impressions for tooth-borne removable prosthesis
Additional training for RDA participants will include:
- Cord retraction of gingiva for impression procedures
- Take final impressions for permanent indirect restorations
2014-2015 Program Dates
Module 1 Six Weekends - Saturdays and Sundays
June 21-22, July 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, August 2-3, 16-17, 2014
Module 2 Eight Weekends - Saturdays and Sundays
September 6-7, 13-14, 27-28, October 11-12, 25-26, November 8-9, 15-16, December 6-7, 2014
Module 3 Nine Weekends - Saturdays and Sundays
January 10-11, 24-25, February 7-8, March 7-8, 21-22, April 4-5, 18-19, May 9-10, 16-17, 2015
~ Dates are subject to change ~
Module 1 Topics:
- 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 extra oral tissue evaluation, occlusal and myofunction evaluation and charting in traditional and community health project settings
- 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
Module 2 Topics:
- Extensive laboratory and pre-clinical experience in placement and finishing direct filling restorations for children and adults on a simulated manikin mounted in a dental chair
Module 3 Topics:
- Impression taking for tooth-borne prostheses
- Adjustment and cementation of permanent indirect restorations of ceramic, PFM & cast metal
- Cementation of endodontic points
- Clinical experience in placement and finishing of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 direct filling restorations for children and adults on a simulated manikin mounted on a dental chair
- Dentist Education and Utilization
- Treatment of patient cases in your own practice as mandated by the dental board
The course for RDAs will have a total of 410 hours of instruction. During Module 3, your dentist will participate in a special training session in preparation for your live patient clinical training.
The course for existing RDAEFs (licensed prior to 2010) will have 374 hours of instruction.
Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS Course Director & Chair, Restorative Dentistry, UCLA
Plus other UCLA faculty
Excellent instructor/participant ratio for hands on sessions.
Program Prerequisites & Requirements
Prior to registration in the UCLA RDAEF 2 program, some prerequisites and documentation are required. Submit photocopies of the following document with your registration and payment:
- Valid RDA California State License
- Certifications in coronal polishing, x-ray and sealants
- Valid CPR Card
- Proof of Professional Liability Coverage (if you need coverage, call the ADAA at 312-541-1550)
Participants will need to bring extensive armamentarium. A detailed description of these requirements and materials will be sent in the confirmation packet mailed to registrants.
The estimated cost of typodonts and teeth (purchased through the UCLA Health Sciences Store) is $1200 for all 3 modules.
State Board Examination Information
Participants are required to pass all three modules with a 75% or better pass rate to successfully complete the program and be eligible to sit for the new State Board RDAEF written and practical/clinical examination. All graduates from the full program must sit and pass a state written and practical/clinical examination in selected procedures determined by the Dental Board.
Securing Course Registration
When all registration items are received, an enrollment confirmation, detailed schedule (for module 1), armamentarium and other forms will be mailed to you. Limited enrollment on a first come basis.
For questions, please call 310-206-0993, or email email@example.com
UCLA will provide most of the disposable supplies
No participating dentist is required for Modules 1 and 2
A participating dentist is required for Module 3 for RDAs
Course Fees and Continuing Education Units
Module 1 $4000 104 CEUs (RDAs and RDAEFs)
Module 2 $5000 128 CEUs (RDAs and RDAEFs)
Module 3 $6000 148 CEUs (RDAs) $4000 104 CEUs (RDAEFs)