RDAEF2 For RDAEF
Program Payment Information – 2019
Many students enroll way in advance of the program start. If you wish to reserve your seat in our next program, you may submit your application with all the required documents any time, but you must include a $500 non-refundable deposit to save a seat. If you register, the $500 will be credit toward your tuition. Enrollments are based on a first come first serve basis, so enroll early to ensure a seat!
Payments for each course must be received by the office no later than the deadline for payment listed in the course schedule. We suggest that to assist you with the tuition, you may wish to speak to your employer for assistance or a loan; or you may also secure a small personal loan at a bank or credit union; ask a family member to co-sign a loan. One of the most popular methods is to use a credit card for the three courses. The following is the costs per course and cost for the student kit. Due dates for these payments will be printed on the Class Schedule.
Course 1 – $4,500
Course 2 – $3,000
Course 3 – $3,000
Mandatory Student Kit – $1,600
*It is highly recommended that students acquire lighted loupes for this program.
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Placement/finishing of amalgam restorations
RDAEF2 Program Description
- Classroom Time: 8:00 to 5:30 on scheduled dates listed on Class Schedule
- Practical homework assignments will be made throughout the program.
- All students enrolled begin their online and taped education in October 2019. This instruction runs throughout the program when assigned.
Management and Utilization Course for Supervising Dentist is on November 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
How are Lectures Presented?
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 a classroom setting. This reduces travel and/or hotel expenses. It allows the program to be completed in a timely basis. In addition, we average a 90% pass rate on the RDAEF2 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.
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 (no additional paperwork is needed if it is printed on your pocket ID).
- 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 RDA or RDAEF.
Participants will need to provide many of their own instruments and consumable supplies which are typically found in their dental office. The “EF Program Issued Armamentaria Kit” will include items such as a “special typodont “and over 125 prepared amalgam/composite teeth; amalgam/composite material, impression material and much more. The cost of this kit will be $1,600.
What are the Requirements for the Supervising Dentist?
The supervising dentist must attend a 2-hour lecture defining the clinical requirements during the externship component of the program, as well as RDAEF2 management protocol. Be sure your dentist is available on the following date: Supervising Dentist Management Lecture Course: November 16, 2019 from 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 “direct supervision” of a dentist.
When Must the Clinical Externship Assignment be Completed?
The externship component part of the program will start when the student has maintained laboratory proficiency and the due date for completion will be provided in confirmation letter upon enrollment.
A mandatory 1 day will be scheduled after the classroom instruction; externship and prior to practical/clinical examination is administered by Dental Board.
What is included in the tuition and “student armamentaria kit”
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 into the program, we will e-mail you a supply list, in addition to other critical information about the program requirements.
When can I enroll in Course 1?
To ensure a seat you need to begin the registration process early. Remember there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. If you register, the $500 will be credited toward your tuition and you will be guaranteed a seat in the program. The tuition of $4,500 and mandatory student kit fee of $1,600 are due the time of enrollment when we have required applicants. Payments are made in the form of a cashier’s check, credit card or dentist’s check. We take MasterCard, VISA and American Express. We urge you to enroll today, as our program has a small enrollment to provide you the finest training and seats fill up months before the class start!!!
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 pre-enrolled with a $500 deposit. This also includes fees for student kit and tuition for Course 1.
Is there Federal Financial Aid for this Program?
To our knowledge there are no institutions providing financial aid, such as grants 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 and taped classroom instruction?
You will need a computer with a sound card and speakers. Most computers today have these two features.
What is the Attendance and Performance Requirements?
Attendance to all classroom instruction is mandatory. Missed days constitute an incomplete in said module; thus, student will not graduate. Student must reapply to the following scheduled RDAEF program and repeat said module at regular tuition rate. In addition, when student re-enters the program and it is determined that additional restorative and crown and bridge procedures must be performed to meet minimal standards, attendance to additional course day/s will be required. Additional tuition fees will be accessed by the day.
What Type of 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 are the key to successfully becoming an RDAEF2.
What does the Dental Board Require for the RDAEF2 graduates after graduation?
All RDAEF2 graduates will be required to sit and pass Dental Board administered written and practical examinations. 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
- Passage of a state administered written examination.
What must I do if I have lost my certificate?
If you lose your certificate, you must send us a letter requesting a duplicate copy. In this letter, please specify when you completed this course, the location and where you wish the certificate to be mailed. The cost for this service is $25.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to reach us by phone, call 760-200-2851.