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RDAEF Expanded Duties Program

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RDAEF Expanded Duties Program

Jeri Fowler portrait
Jeri Fowler, CDA, RDAEF2, OA
Director - RDAEF Program
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

 


Holli Riter, DDS
Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry


Mark Carpenter, DDS, MPH
Assistant Professor, Dental Educational Services
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

 


Iris Choi, DDS
Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry


Heidi Christensen, DDS, MS
Associate Professor, Oral Diagnosis, Radiology & Pathology
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

 


Mark Estey, DDS
Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry


Tory Silvestrin, DDS
Assistant Professor, Endodontics
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry


COURSE INFORMATION

This comprehensive Board-approved RDAEF program provides 410 hours of instruction for RDAs and 318 hours of instruction for existing RDAEFs. It combines didactic, hands-on laboratory and live patient clinical experiences that satisfy the California Dental Board's requirements for new and existing RDAEFs who wish to expand their licensure in preparation for earning certification in the new extended functions.

This RDAEF Expanded Course will be taught as a series of three individual courses (modules) that must be successfully completed in a designated sequence within an established time frame before taking the new State Board Examination. Modules can be paid individually and sessions will be offered on Sundays and evenings to better accommodate working adults.

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 minimum 75% pass rate.

MODULE 1

Fee: $4,700 / CDE Credits: 104
June 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017 (19 class sessions)
June 4, 6, 8, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 2017 / July 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 30 / August 1, 3, 6, 2017

MODULE 2

Fee: $6,300 / CDE Credits: 128
August 15 - November 12, 2017 (23 class sessions)
August 15, 17, 20, 27, 29, 31 / September 5, 7, 10, 19, 21, 24 / October 3, 5, 8, 17, 19, 22, 29 / November 5, 7, 9, 12, 2017

MODULE 3

Fee for Licensed RDAEFs: $6,000 / CDE Credits: 92
Fee for RDAs: $7,000 / CDE Credits: 176
November 28, 2017 - April 22, 2018 (30 class sessions)
November 28, 30
/ December 3, 12, 14, 17 / January 9, 11, 14, 23, 25, 28, 2018 / February 6, 8, 11, 18, 27 / March 1, 4, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29 / April 3, 5, 8, 17, 19, 22, 2018

All three modules can be paid with payments, with balance due 10 days before the end of each module.

Class times:   Sundays: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (with a one-hour lunch period)
                       Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM   

Participants will:

  • Conduct preliminary evaluation of the patient's oral health, including (but not limited to) charting, intraoral 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, registered dental hygienist, or registered dental hygienist in alternative practice.
  • Size and fit endodontic master points and accessory points.
  • Cement endodontic master points and accessory points.
  • Take final impressions for tooth-borne removable prosthesis.
  • Place, contour, finish, and adjust all direct restorations.
  • Polish and contour existing amalgam restorations.
  • Adjust and cement permanent indirect restorations.
  • Perform cord retraction of gingiva for impression procedures.
  • Take final impressions for permanent indirect restorations.

Prerequisites and Requirements:

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

  1. Valid RDA California State License
  2. Certifications in coronal polishing, x-ray and sealants.
  3. Valid CPR Card.
  4. Proof of Liability Coverage (if you need coverage, call the ADAA at 312-541-1550).

Participants will be required 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 California 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.

Payment:

NOW AVAILABLE: Funding available to qualified individuals through the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan® program.  Please visit the Sallie Mae website for more information. 

Once your application and documentation have been processed and verified and you have been accepted into the program, you will receive your enrollment confirmation, a detailed program schedule, and a list of the required equipment and materials that you must bring to the program. Flexible, interest-free payment plans are available to qualified applicants.

AGD Code: 250

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For more information email continuinged@llu.edu or call (909) 558-4685.