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Update RDAEF2 Program For The Licensed RDAEF- Tustin, California

The dental assisting profession has become for the first time, the most sought after career in today's highly competitive workforce. EFDAA is there to make your career more rewarding and provide you with a salary that is commensurate with your abilities. Enroll today in EFDAA's 318 hour program for Registered Dental Assistants in Expanded Functions. As an EF, you can expand your skill set and perform more advanced restorative procedures. Attending this program, you will be provided with the most comprehensive state of the art training with caring instructors that provide you with expert assistance in learning these new duties. The proof of our unparalleled success is that we have always have maintained an overall pass rate of 90% on the state RDAEF2 exam. No other school has this type of success. We know you have been a success as an RDAEF, but now it is your time to rise in your career even further by enrolling in our next RDAEF2 program!

Currently licensed RDAEFs are eligible to complete a 318 Hour RDAEF2 Update Program and learn the following new procedures:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Program Information - 2017 - 2018

EFDAA's 318 Hour RDAEF2 program will be starting again on October 14, 2017 at our training facility in Tustin, California.

Registration Form

Click here to fill out a registration form for the class.

Why enroll in EFDAA’s EF Update Program?  The best reason is that we have an overall pass rate of 90% on the state Dental Board exam..the highest pass rate of any school in Southern California. In addition, we have the lowest tuition, kit cost and our we have a small class size of only 10 students. No more waiting for an instructor to come over to assist you. You will receive immediate access to your instructor.

How is Lecture Conducted?

98 percent of all lectures for this program are provided in an on-line, virtual classroom. This gives you the opportunity to listen to the lectures on your own time frame. This reduces the number of face-to-face meetings in Tustin. This reduces travel and/or hotel expenses. It allows the program to be completed in a timely basis. In addition, we average a 99% pass rate on the RDAEF written state examination as our students review all lectures and test online, as well as being able to download all program handouts. Other programs average a much lower pass rate on the same examination.

EFDAA’s EF Update program has the following benefits:

  • 76 hours of the mandated hours are conducted in a visual classroom online in the comfort of your own home on evenings through assigned taped lectures..
  • Course enrollment is limited to 10 students per instructor. This small class size allows you to receive individualized assistance, which is critical to learning these complex procedures.
  • Courses are being held in a dental training facility in Tustin, California, which is central to many Southern California cities and has easy access by freeways.

General Program Information

RDAEF2 318 hour program for RDAEFs will be taught in a series of three individual courses that must be successfully completed in sequence within the program.

  • Each course is offered in such a manner that students will have greater flexibility in making their required budgetary and time commitment to complete this program.
  • Students must pass each course with 75% pass rate before proceeding to the next course. A failure of any course will require that the individual repeat said course for an additional tuition or drop out of the program. 

What are the Program Prerequisites?

Prior to entrance into the program, the following pre-requisites must be met. Photocopies of the following documents must be submitted with your registration form, tuition payment for Course 1 and the fee for the student armamentaria kit.

  • Valid California RDA license.
  • Certifications in coronal polishing, x-ray and pit and fissure sealants
  • Valid CPR Card from American Red Cross or American Heart Association
  • Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage. (this is a copy of your employer's malpractice insurance)
  • Current employment as a practicing registered dental assistant.

Participants will need to provide many of their own instruments and consumable supplies which are typically found in their dental office.  An “EF Program Issued Armamentaria Kit” will be required for each student.  The cost of this kit will be $1,600.  It will include items such as a “special typodont”; over 125 prepared amalgam/composite teeth; amalgam/composite material and much more.

What are the Requirements for the Supervising Dentist?

Now that there is a clinical externship requirement mandated by the Dental Board, a supervising dentist is required.  The responsibility and time commitment for this supervising dentist is minimal. 

He/she must attend only a 2 hour lecture defining the clinical externship requirements of the program, as well as RDAEF management protocol.  Be sure your dentist is available on the following date:  Supervising Dentist Management Lecture Course:  November 3, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

What are the Clinical Requirements in the Externship Site?

As part of the clinical requirements for the program, each student will be required to place, contour and finish at least twenty (20) direct restorations in prepared permanent teeth with the following requirements:

  • At least fifty (50) percent of the experiences shall be Class II restorations using esthetic materials.
  • At least twenty (20) percent of the experiences shall be Class V restorations using esthetic materials.
  • At least ten (10) percent of the experiences shall use amalgam.

These procedures will be performed near the completion of the program when the student has demonstrated laboratory competency.  All procedures must be performed under the "direct supervision" of a supervising dentist.

Program Dates and Hours

All students enrolled begin their online and taped education on April 8, 2017. This instruction runs from throughout the program when assigned.

Classroom Instruction - Schedule for Courses 1, 2, and 3
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

Students who wish to enroll months before the program starts, may submit an application and all of the required documents by fax. In addition, there is a $500 refundable deposit for us to accept your application. Upon enrollment, the $500 will be credited to your tuition. Enrollments are based on a first come first serve basis, so enroll early to ensure a seat!

Course 1 

Payment for Course 1 - upon enrollment

October 14 and 15
October 28 and 29
November 11 and 12
November 18 and 19

December 2 and 3

December 6

Course 2

Payment for Course 2– December 30, 2017

January 13 and 14
January 27 and 28
February 10 and 11

Course 3

Payment for Course 3 – February 10, 2018

February 24 and 25
March 10 and 11
March 24 and 25

When does the Externship Program Finish?

The externship component part of the program will start when the student has maintained laboratory proficiency and must be completed by March 10, 2018.

A mandatory 1 day of instruction will be scheduled prior after the classroom instruction; externship and prior to practical/clinical examination administered by Dental Board. 

Tuition is divided into 3 modules of instruction. Each module is paid individually to better accommodate working dental assistants. Because this is considered a licensure course and the hours are considerably less than an RDA program, federally backed student grants and/or loans are not available.

Make an investment in yourself!

We suggest that to assist you with the tuition that your speak to your employer for assistance or a loan. You may also secure a small personal loan at a bank or credit union, Ask a family member to co-sign a loan and probably the most popular method is to use a credit card for the three courses.

Course 1 - $4,500
Course 2 - $2,800
Course 3 - $2,800
Mandatory Student Kit - $1,600
*It is highly recommended that students acquire lighted loupes for this course.

What is included in the tuition and “student armamentaria kit”

Tuition provides students with all instruction, instructional handouts and many supplies, such as rubber dam instruments, bench mounts; use of pediatric typodont, etc.  The student kit provides students with dental materials such as amalgam, composite; adult typodont with cheeks; over 125 specially prepared teeth for amalgam and composite; impression material; light cured base material; simulated endodontic teeth etc. that are usually listed by other course providers as required items. Instead of asking students to buy these products through a retailer provider, EFDAA has secured these products at a discounted rate and packaged them for student’s use.

When do I receive information on the additional instruments and supplies that I will need to bring from my office?

Upon receipt of your registration form, payment and acceptance, we will e-mail you a supply list, in addition to other critical information about the program.

When can I enroll in Course 1?

To reserve seat months before the class begins, remember there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. If you register, the $500 will be credited toward your tuition. If you do not complete your registration for this Winter program, your $500 deposit will not be refunded. The tuition of $4,500 and mandatory student kit fee of $1600 are due the time of enrollmentEnrollment occurs when we have 10 completed applications. Payments for each additional courses are listed above.  Payments are made in the form of a cashier’s check, credit card or dentist’s check. We take MasterCard, VISA and American Express only. We urge you to enroll early to ensure a seat in the class. We have small class sizes to provide you with the highest quality education.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Due to the complex nature of this program and high demand for seats, no refund can be given to a student after they have enrolled. This includes fees for student kit and tuition for Course 1.

EFDAA reserves the right to change tuition payments or instrument kit at any time prior to the start of the program.

Is Federal Financial Aid available for this program?

To our knowledge there are no institutions providing financial aid for this short of a program.  We will be accepting several credit cards and money orders for tuition payment.  You will only need to pay for one course at a time.  It is extremely important to create a budget that includes plans for the entire program tuition.

What is needed to participate in the virtual online classroom instruction?

You will need a computer with a sound card and speakers. Most computers today have these two features.

What are the Attendance Requirements?

Attendance to all classroom instruction is mandatory. Participating in the online/taped series is also mandatory when assigned.

What Homework is required?

In addition to preparing for examinations, after you have gained skill in placing restorations, you will be asked to practice these skills outside of class to gain even more proficiency. These projects will be critiqued by the instructor. Practicing procedures accurately not only is enjoyable, but contributes to competency and success.

How are the Written and Practical/Clinical Examinations Conducted?

Written examinations will be given online. Practical and clinical examinations will be given throughout the course to prepare you for the practical/clinical state Board examinations. Your continued study and practical application is the key to successfully becoming an RDAEF.

Program Instructor

Our experienced educators will be providing instruction for this program.

What does the Dental Required after the RDAEF2 program is completed?

All RDAEF graduates from the Update Program will be required to sit and pass a Dental Board administered practical examination. This examination will include:

  • Successful completion of two of the following procedures on a simulated patient head mounted in appropriate position and accommodation an articulated typodont in an enclosed intra-oral environment, or mounted on a dental chair in a dental operatory
    • Place, condense and carve an amalgam restoration
    • Place and contour a nonmetallic direction restoration
    • Polish and contour an existing amalgam restoration

How do I reach EFDAA if I have any questions?

The easiest and most efficient way to contact us is via the e-mail system. Contact us at efdaa4u@earthlink.net. If you wish to reach us by phone, call 760-200-2851.