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Registered Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions

coronal polishing Courses

A currently-licensed Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) may perform coronal polishing and/or ultrasonic scaling ONLY after the completion of a Board-approved program for each. These courses are referred to as "expanded functions". They should not be confused with the separate "Extended Functions" license that can be obtained by a RDA following specified training and passage of a specific State clinical examination.

All applicants for RDA licensure must submit evidence of having completed an approved coronal polishing course, and all existing RDA licensees must do so prior to March 31, 2006 or their license will be automatically suspended.

The Dental Board (Board) must be notified of each person's successful passage of the required courses PRIOR to performing the duties, on a specific card that is available from the Board. Whether the card is sent by the program or by the student, it must be signed and sealed by officials of the program, certifying that certain requirements have been met. Once certified, these duties can be performed under the direct supervision of the supervising dentist.

The Board evaluates coronal polishing and ultrasonic scaler courses for approval by the Dental Board. The regulations governing the approval of coronal polishing courses and the regulations governing the approval of ultrasonic scaling courses are available on the Dental Board's regulations web pages. Contact the Dental Board at 916-263-2595 to obtain an application for course approval.

Following is a list of approved courses. Approved RDA Educational Programs listed below are approved to offer Coronal Polishing Courses to their students. They MAY also have separately-approved programs for others as well - contact the program.

Approved coronal polishing courses (an RDA who has completed such a course and provided evidence of doing so to the Dental Board is able to perform coronal polishing):

ACEDA
P.O. Box 6926
Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Advanced Dental Assisting Institute
Colleen Hanley, RDA
751 S. Weir Canyon Rd., #157-121
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
(714) 637-6945

American Career College
Lydia Saenz, RDA
3130 E. Sedona Court
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 218-3253

Apogee
P.O. Box 35
Los Altos, CA 94022
(415) 965-9349

Associated California Dental Team Consultants
Dental Professionals of California

Julie Mendoza, RDAEF
(800) 438-7887

Blake Austin College
Julie Yost
611-K Orange Drive
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 455-0557

Butte County ROP
Pam Baldwin, RDA
2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 200
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 879-7465

California Dental Certifications
Adele Baca, RDA
Areas Served: San Diego, Del Mar, Pacific Beach
(858) 722-8504

Career Care Institute
Linda Martin, RDA
43770 15th St., W #230
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6204

Cerritos College Community Education
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 467-5050

Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
909-652-6680

Coastline ROP
Joel Silva
1001 Presidio Square
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-1955

Dental Advantage
P.O. Box 1146
Atwater, CA 95301
(866) 347-0707

Dental Assisting Institute
Marty Lipsey, DDS
605 Standiford Avenue, Suite H
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 527-0101

Dental Career Institute
Benson Dimaranan, RDA
8596 Belmont Street, Suite #9
Cypress, CA 90630
(562) 704-2651

Dental Courses 4 You
Lauri Calanchini, RDA
6444 Gerry's Dream Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 306-1569

Dental Pros
Catherine Ell
27349 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 207
Temecula, CA 92590
(800) 588-8464

Dental Specialties Institute, Inc.
Suzie Dault, CDA, RDAEF, OMSAA
Areas Served: San Jose, Los Gatos, and Cupertino
(408) 578-2074

Downey Adult School
Benson B. Dimaranan, RDA
12340 Woofruff Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 940-6200

Foundation for Allied Dental Education (FADE)
LaDonna Drury-Klein, RDA
3171 Warren Lane
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 467-6533

Heald College
Maria Pardorla, RDA
5130 Commercial Cir.
Concord, CA 94520
(510) 783-2100

Levy Pineda, DDS
1605 E. March Ln.
Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 477-1114

Marilou Cuevas, RDA
25500 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 783-2100

Health Quest Academy
Pacita Franco, DDS
498 N. Allen Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 844-0325

Howard Healthcare Academy-The Super Dentists School of Dental Assisting
Eddie Rey
2226 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) ACADEMY

My Dentist School for Dental Assistants
3826 Florence Avenue
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 582-1999

North Orange County ROP
1800 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 502-5987

Ohanian Dental Corporation
Dr. Armine Ohanian, DMD
6915 Reseda Blvd., Suite #6
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 881-6761

Orange County Dental Careers
George Eliades, DDS
15541 Beach Blvd., Suite D
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 253-3204

Outsource Resource Support Services
Patricia Henry, RDA
P.O. Box 2890
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 545-1715

Pacific Dental Services
Monique Hutchison, RDA
18519 Devonshire St.
Northridge, CA 91324
(949) 836-2990

10910 Olson Dr., #100
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(949) 836-2990

709 Center Dr., #101
San Marcos, CA 92069
(949) 836-2990

13721 Newport Ave., Ste. 1
Tustin, CA 92780
(949) 836-2990

Professional Dental Enterprises & Excelle Medical and Dental College
Linda Hughes, RDA
3251 Adams Ave. #A
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 584-6262 or (858) 752-6003

Redwood City Dental Institute
Rupi Kaur, RDH
20 Birch Street
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 477-3773

Riverside County Office of Education CTE/DA Program – Indio Facility
Judy Silva
47-336 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
(706) 863-3300

Riverside County Office of Education/School of Career Education
9825 Country Farm Road, Bldg. B
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 826-6335

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822

San Bernardino County ROP
Barbara Bonner, RDA
16527 Lemon St.
Hesperia, CA 92345

Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting
Kelly Smuddle, DDS
27450 Tourney Rd. #250
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 799-9562

Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute
Dominica Barksdale, RDA
1880 Blackstock St
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 579-6200

Summit Career College
1250 E. Cooley Dr.
Colton, CA 92324
(909) 422-8950

Tooth Fairy
Eloise Reed and Cara Miyasaki
P.O. Box 54367
San Jose, Ca 95124

Tooth Teach
Connie Hunt, RDA
P.O. Box 9354
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
(530) 543-1912
(530) 307-0929

University of Southern California
925 W. 34th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Valley School for Dental Assisting
Katie Karzen, DDS
16500 Ventura Blvd., Suite 315
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 995-1500

The following providers are approved to teach the Coronal Polish course, but are NOT offering this course to the public

Charter College
Lizzet Vega

2000 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 150
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 973-1240