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RDAEF2 Program in Santa Barbara – Covina California 

EFDAA has been offering the RDAEF2 program in Covina and Santa Barbara, California for over ten years.  The proof of our unparalleled success is that we have always maintained an overall pass rate of 100% on the state RDAEF2 examination.  No other school has had this type of success in Southern Californa.  

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 311-hour program for Registered Dental Assistants in Expanded Functions either in our program in both programs in Spring and Winter.

As an EF2, 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.

We know you have been a success as an RDA, but now it is your time to rise in your career even further by enrolling in our next RDAEF2 program!

Why Should I Choose EFDAA for this Training?

  • Scheduling Options.  Have you had trouble finding a program to complete in a timely manner?  EFDAA offers these programs in two locations, Covina and Santa Barbara.  Our program is offered two times a year to fit your educational needs
  • Experienced and Professional Faculty.  EFDAA’s faculty are currently practicing RDAEF2s; have years of industry experience and been educators for numerous years.  They are caring and very helpful to students, as past graduates have raved how outstanding our teaching staff is.  Go to our Facebook and see what graduates have said about this program.
  • Efficient Time Spent in Classroom.  We understand how busy you are and to meet your needs, our instruction is provided in the most efficient ways.  Lectures are completed through an online program, which reduces lecture time in the classroom.  We offer a small class size in our program, no more than 4-8 students, which allows students to perform procedures in a timely fashion with an instructor assisting in the learning process.
  • Affordable Tuition Costs.  Due to our efficient scheduling, we offer most reasonable tuition in all of California.
  • I have a question about the course, how can I get it answered?  The fast and most efficient method is to e-mail us at efdaa4u@efdaaservices.com or call us at 760-200-2851.

The 311 Hour RDAEF Program trains RDAEFs in the following 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.
  • 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.

The 311 Hour RDAEF2 program will be offered in Spring and Winter in Covina and Santa Barbara

The 311-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 to repeat said course for an additional tuition, receive an incomplete for the program and re-enter into the next scheduled RDAEF2 program.

Program Payment Information – April 6, 2024

Many students enroll way in advance of the program start. If you wish to reserve your seat in our next program, you must submit your application with all the required documents on the time frame designated by EFDAA.  With the application, you must include a $500 non-refundable deposit to save a seat. If you register, the $500 will be credit toward your tuition.  If the student enrollment for the program is insufficient, the program will be cancelled.  All efforts to notify the student of this cancellation will be conducted in a timely fashion.  If a program is cancelled, the student has two options.  EFDAA can either refund the full deposit of $500 to the student or EFDAA retains the $500 deposit towards the next program where there is availability.  If the deposit is returned to the student, he or she must reapply and submit all required documentation and deposit for the next program.  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 – $5,500
Course 2 – $4,000
Course 3 – $4,000
Mandatory Student Kit – $1,800
*It is highly recommended that students acquire lighted loupes for this program.

Make an investment in yourself and register today!

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 early in the program. This instruction runs throughout the program when assigned.

Management and Utilization Course for Supervising Dentist is on Zoom on May 4, 2023, at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Click here for Class Schedule of Dates for Covina

Click here for Class Schedule of Dates for Santa Barbara

Click here for Registration Form for RDAEF2 program

 How are Lectures Presented?

100% 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 an 80% 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 RDAEF 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 Liability 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 $1,800.

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: will be held on Zoom, May 4, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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 percent (10 teeth) of the experiences shall be class II restorations using esthetic materials. (Composite and/or Glass Ionomer)
  • At least twenty percent (4 teeth) of the experiences shall be class V restorations using esthetic materials. (Composite and/or Glass Ionomer)
  • At least ten percent (2 teeth) of the experiences shall use amalgam.
  • The remaining (4 teeth) can be composite or amalgam…Class I, II, or V.

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.

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.

To adequately ensure that you are well trained, you must arrive on time and bring the required materials listed in your student kit. Students will not be able to attend the required class.

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 $5,500 and mandatory student kit fee of $1,800 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. Browser Firefox or Chrome must be used for the online program.

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. We urge you to be able to attend all classes.

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 your doctor. Practicing procedures accurately not only is enjoyable but contributes to competency and success.

How is the Written Examination Conducted?

Written examinations will be given by a regular testing center by the Dental Board.

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 examinations. This examination will include:

  • 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 efdaa4u@efdaaservices.com. If you wish to reach us by phone, call 760-200-2851.

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