University of the Pacific is pleased to offer an RDAEF Certification Program for licensed RDAs and RDAEFs in California. This comprehensive program satisfies the Dental Board of California's requirements for preparing RDAs and existing RDAEFs for extended functions licensure. Our program goes above and beyond the board's requirements for instructional time to ensure participants receive the highest quality training and education available today and to prepare them for these new responsibilities. All courses will be taught by dental faculty members from both University of the Pacific and UCSF dental schools. Participants will receive the same outstanding quality of education that predoctoral students receive at these premier dental schools.
The course is directed by Dr. Molly P. Newlon. Faculty members include: Drs. Jeff Miles, Brian Kenyon, Shika Gupta, Gitta Radjaeipour, Darren Machule, Arianne Terlet and Ms. Christine Miller.
A comprehensive program with 410/342 hours of instruction, combining didactic, hands-on laboratory and live patient clinical experiences
This 410-hour certification program trains and prepares currently licensed RDAs to perform all of the new procedures in extended functions which include:
Additionally, participants will be trained to perform:
*Please see Section 1753.6 of the California Business and Professions 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 this program will be eligible to take the new RDAEF exam, and upon successful completion, will be able to perform all of the expanded duties approved for currently licensed California RDAEFs.
The RDAEF program is divided into three modules held on Saturdays and Sundays-two to three weekends per month-throughout the 10-month period. Both RDAs and existing RDAEFs maintain the same course schedule for Modules 1 and 2. However, existing RDAEFs will take fewer classes in Module 3. In addition, students will be required to complete restorations in their supervising dentist's office during Module 3.
August 11, 2012 - October 14, 2012
October 27, 2012 - December 15, 2012
January 5, 2013 - May 19, 2013
11 weekends; 9 for existing RDAEFs
To register or for more information, visit the RDAEF Certification Page >>
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates this activity for 410/342 continuing education credits.