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Management and Utilization of the RDAEF

Management and Utilization of the RDAEF

DATE: Sunday, December 17, 2017

TIME: Registration: 8:00 a.m.  |  Lecture: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Room 1101, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 250

Dr. Mark Estey
Mark Estey, DDS

Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Director, International Dentistry Program
Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry

Dr. Holli Riter
Holli Riter, DDS

Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry

Jeri Fowler
Jeri Fowler, RDAEF2, OA

Director, RDAEF Program
Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry

Synopsis

There is strong evidence that allied dental personnel increase productivity of dental offices and clinics. In 2010, via AB 2637, California Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions (RDAEF) received additional restorative functions, allowable under the direct supervision of a dentist. These functions include:

  • 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.

One viable alternative for increasing production and controlling office overhead while maintaining quality of care – is the utilization of the RDAEF2 in practice. There are currently only 1,361 licensed RDAEFs in the entire state of California. There are 34,009 licensed DDS in California. Each dentist can employ three (3) RDAEFs in practice. During the course, you will hear from dentists who are utilizing RDAEFs in practice and they will share the impact the RDAEF has had on their practice.
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth knowledge of the Loma Linda University RDAEF program and details of the extensive training that the students receive. You will have an opportunity to see the quality of work that these students have produced.

Objectives

At the end of the course, dentists will be informed on how to evaluate the direct restorations placed by the RDAEFs in their practice.

  • Understand the California laws and regulations pertaining to the scope of duties and utilization of the RDAEF2 in practice
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the RDAEF curriculum
  • Learn from other dentists how the RDAEF2 has improved their dental practices
  • Learn how stress can be reduced and moral is raised by the utilization of the RDAEF2
  • Learn how to incorporate the RDAEF2 into your practice
  • See images of the outstanding work performed by the RDAEF students
  • Be calibrated to perform evaluations of restorations performed by the RDAEF2 in your practice

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