RDAEF2 For RDA
The 410 Hour RDAEF Program trains RDAs 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.
- Cord retraction of gingiva for impression procedures.
- Take final impressions for permanent indirect restorations.
The 410-Hour RDAEF2 program 1 will be starting on April 6, 2024 at both of our training facilities Covina and Santa Barbara. The 410-hour program for RDAEFs will be taught in a series of four 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. We urge you to be able to attend all classes.
Placement/finishing of composite restorations
Program Payment Information – 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 requirements 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 issued 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 four 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
Course 4 – $4,000
Mandatory Student Kit – $1,800
*It is highly recommended that students acquire lighted loupes for this course, but information on loupes will be included in the program.
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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 April 6, 2024. This instruction runs throughout the program when assigned.
Management and Utilization Course for Supervising Dentist will be held on May 4, 2024, at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. on Zoom to make it more convenient for your Supervising Dentist.
Enrollments are based on a first come first serve basis, so enroll early to ensure a seat!!
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 a 100% 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 these courses are 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.
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, endodontic practice models. The cost of this kit will be $1,800.
What are the Cord Retraction and Final Impression Specific Requirements?
In addition to the above described pre-requisites, Course 4 Proper placement and retraction of a 2 cord placement technique and taking of a final impression for (3) separate full crown preparations will be provided.
The following requirements must be met during this course:
Management and completion of:
* Proper placement of retraction cord on (2) crown preparations.
* Taking of a final impression of a full crown preparation on (2) separate teeth. Final examination for placement of cord and impressions.
What are the Requirements for the Supervising Dentist?
All students must have a participating supervising dentist. If there is more than one assistant from an office enrolled in the program, the dentist may supervise all assistants. The time commitment for the supervising dentist is attending days during Course 4 time commented for supervising doctor is one full day; one half a day. On these days, the dentist will administer anesthesia to the cord patients. The exact days and time will be scheduled during the first weekend of Course 1 when all students are present. In addition to these days, the supervising dentist must attend a 2-hour lecture defining the clinical requirements during the externship component of the program, as well as RDAEF management protocol. Be sure your dentist is available on the following date: Supervising Dentist Management Lecture Course: – April 6, 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 Amalgam and Composite 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
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 a 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 retail 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 $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 programs 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. You will also need browsers either Firefox or Chrome in order to view the 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.
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 Examination Conducted?
Written examinations are computerized and given by the Dental Board. Your continued study 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 pass Dental Board administered written examination.
- 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 program, 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.