RDAEF Expanded Duties

Module 1:  Six Sessions
Course Fee: $5300

(Limited Enrollment)

  • June 9-10, 2018
  • July 14-15, 2018
  • August 4-5, 2018
  • August 11-12, 2018
  • August 18-19, 2018
  • August 25-26, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays
8:30 am - 5 pm

See below for Module 2 and 3 dates


3 Module course

Course Director

Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD 
Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Section of Restorative Dentistry, UCLA

This Board approved RDAEF course 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 RDAEF Expanded Course 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.

Module 1  Learning Objectives
Fee: $5300
CDE Credits: 104
  • 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 Description
Fee: $7100  |  CDE Credits: 128
September 8 - December 2, 2018  (8 weekend sessions)

Sep 8-9, 15-16, 29-30, Oct 13-14, 27-28, Nov 3-4, 17-18, Dec 1-2, 2018

Placement and finishing of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 direct filling restorations for children and adults

Module 3 Description
Fee for licensed RDAEFs: $6900  | CDE Credits: 144
Fee for RDAs: $7900  |  CDE Credits: 184
January 12 - April 28, 2019   (9 weekend sessions)

Jan 12-13, 26-27, Feb 9-10, 23-24, Mar 9-10, 23-24, Apr 6-7, 20-21, 27-28, 2019

  • Impression taking for tooth-borne prostheses

  • Adjustment & 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, 5 direct filling restorations for children and adults

Prerequisites and Requirements

Photocopies of the following documents must be included with registration and payment:

  • Valid RDA California State License

  • Certifications in coronal polishing, X-ray  & sealants (you can enroll without sealant certification but must have it to sit for the board exam)

  • Valid CPR Card

  • Proof of Liability Coverage (if you need coverage, call the ADAA at 630-994-4247)

  • Participants will need to bring extensive armamentarium.  A detailed description   of these requirements and materials will   be included in the confirmation packet mailed to registrants.

  • No participating dentist is required for Module 1

State Board Examination

Those who complete 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.


Dates and instructors subject to change without prior notice.