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Registered Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions

Radiation Safety Courses

Each person working in a dentist's office who operates dental radiographic equipment must complete a Board-approved radiation safety program prior to exposing radiographs. In addition, all applicants for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) licensure must submit evidence of having completed an approved radiation safety 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) is notified of each person's successful passage of the required course by the approved program, so that there is a record of each person's compliance with the above law. Graduates of an approved, full RDA Educational Program after January 1, 1985, are presumed to have certification in radiation safety, since it is a required portion of the educational program's curriculum.

A person who is certified in radiation safety may operate dental radiographic equipment under the general supervision of the supervising dentist.

The Board evaluates courses that are seeking approval from the Dental Board. Visit our Regulations web page for a copy of the regulations governing approval of radiation safety courses. Contact the Dental Board at 916-263-2595 to obtain an application for program approval.

Following are Radiation Safety Courses approved by the Board:

ACDTC - Dental Professionals of California
Julie Mendoza, RDAEF
Areas Served: Lancaster/Irvine/Tustin, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Canyon Country, Van Nuys, Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Fresno, San Bernardino, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Ana, Hermosa Beach, Woodland Hills, San Fernando, Van Nuys, Oceanside, Hayward, Merced, Bakersfield, Stockton, Sunnyvale, and Hayward
(800) 438-7887

Academy of Dental Careers
Cheryl Sapienza, RDA
27184 Ortega Hwy #207
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 248-3836

Allan Hancock College
Betty Reddekopp, RDA
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-6966 x3386

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

American Dental Academy
Lin Yun Hu, DDS
212 S. Atlantic Blvd. #103
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 622-6688

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

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

Butte-Sierra Dental Society
Barry Turner, DMD
10565 Brunswick Rd. #2
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 671-9312

Donald Orme, DDS
12020 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 671-9312

922 H St.
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 671-9312

California Dental Careers
Ronald Matsura, DDS
431 Monterrey Ave. #36
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-1717

990 W. Freemont Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 739-8999

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

California School of Dental Assisting
Susan Leung, DDS
1506 Huntington Drive
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 799-3777

Capistrano-Laguna Beach ROP
Kathleen Burt, RDA
31522 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-3118

Career Care Institute
Linda Martin, RDA
43770 15th St. W #115
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6204

Adriana Bchesh, RDA
5740 Ralston St. #200
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-0660

Career Express Dental Assisting School
Theresa Sheppard, RDA
1801 Tully Rd. #A-1
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 556-2800

Carrington College California
8909 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 361-1660

Centinela Valley Adult School
Mai Dunbar, RDA
4953 Marine Ave.
Lawndale, CA 90260
(310) 263-4165

Central California School of Continuing Education
Geneva Brooks, RDA
3195 McMillan #F
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-9123

Central County Occupational Center
Michelle Sugden, RDA
Gina Fleming, RDAEF
760 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 723-6400 x497

Central County ROP
1815 S. Ritchey Blvd 1-A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 558-5558

Central Sierra ROP
P.O. Box 1012
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
(530) 622-4922

Cerritos College
Joleen Failor
11110 E. Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 860-2451

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(925) 786-6900

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

Charter College
Lizzet Vega, RDA
43141 Business Ctr. Pkwy. #102
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 341-3500

Charlene Hall, RDA
27125 Sierra Hwy #329.
Canyon Country, CA 91351
(661) 252-1864

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

College of Marin
Barbara Cancilla, RDAEF
1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 457-8811

College of the Redwoods
Karen Sperry, RDA
7351 Thompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-8411

College of San Mateo
Colleen Kirby-Banas
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. Bldg-22
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6212 x6211

Dental Advantage
Alynn Walker, RDAEF
1808 Verdugo Blvd. # 312
Glendale, CA 91208
(866) 347-0707

25078 Peachland Ave. #H
Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 259-3600

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

6839 Five Star Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95677
(209) 527-0101

1235 W. Vista Way, Ste. G
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 941-4111

Dental Care Institute
Azucena Toan, DDS
5800 Rosemead Blvd
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 285-5093

Dental Career Systems
Yvonne Carter, CDA RDA BA
2821 Skipton Ct.
Antioch, CA 94500
(925) 584-1786

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

Dental Pros
Catherine Ell, RDA
27349 Jefferson Ave. #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

Desert Career College
490 S. Farrell #C-200
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 864-1356

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

Fast Track Dental Assisting School
Cecilia Fejarang, DDS
37070 Newark Blvd., #E
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 742-1800

Galen College
Noah Replogle
1325 N. Wishon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 264-9700

Hacienda - La Puente Adult School
Gretchen Richardson, RDA
14101 E Nelson St.
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 934-2890

Heald College
Levy Pineda, DDS
1605 E March Lane
Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 447-2739

Maria Pardorla, RDA
5130 Commercial Cr
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 288-5800

Pamela Dorsey, RDA
2550 Industrial Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 783-2100

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

Hesperia Alternative Center ROP
Barbara Bonner, RDA
16527 Lemon St.
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-1771 ext 181

Horizon College
Cecilia Fejarang, DDS
3428 Hillcrest Avenue #125
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 522-0220

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

Indio ROP
Michele Jackson, RDA
47-336 Oasis St.
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 342-1568

Kingsburg School of Dental Assisting
Stephanie Torres
1518 Draper Street
Kingsburg, CA 93631
(559) 696-2454

Lake Tahoe Community College
1 College Dr.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4660

Lodi Unified School District
420 S. Pleasant Rd.
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 331-7617

Los Angeles Dental Society
Sue Merrell, CAE
3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1152
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 380-7669

Monterey Bay Dental Society
Cabrillo College Facility

Claire Rossi, RDA
5500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(408) 758-8406

Monterey Peninsula College
Patricia Lewis, RDA
980 Fremont Blvd.
Monterey, CA 93940
(408) 646-4137

Mt. Diablo Adult Education
MeeYing Coffer, CDA, RDA
1266 San Carlos Dr.
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 685-7340

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

National School of Dental Assisting
Nancy Kehr
580 C St.
Galt, CA 95632
(209) 403-6483

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

Northern California Dental Society
Butte County ROP Facilities

Pam Baldwin, RDA
1859 Bird St.
Chico, CA 95965
(530) 891-8398

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

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

Pacific Dental Services
Monique Hutchison, RDA
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

Pasadena City College
Lori Gagliardi, RDH
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 578-7243

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

Reedley College
Judith Nelson, RDA
991 N Reed
Reedly, CA 93654
(559) 638-3641

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

Roseville Dental Academy
Teresa Hall, DDS
953 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #140
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 772-6248 or (916) 257-0832

Sacramento City College
Joan Greenfield, RDAEF
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 558-2443

San Bernardino County ROP
Laura Grabow
5715 Utah Trail
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-9591

San Diego Dental Careers
Steven Hurst, DDS
4690 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 560-9696

San Francisco Dental Society- UOP facilities
Jeff Brucia, DDS
2155 Webster St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 986-5845

San Jose City College
Marilyn Porter, RDA
2100 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 288-3714

San Juan Unified School District
Encina Preparatory High School

Darren Law, RDA
1400 Bell Street, Room E-2
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 971-7538

Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society
Ventura County ROP

485 Horizon Cr.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 656-3166

Santa Clara County ROP
700 W 6th St.
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-0361

Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting
25880 Tournament Rd. #103
Valencia, CA 91335
(661) 259-4474

Santa Rosa Junior College
Doni Byrd, RDH
1501 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-4271

Shasta-Trinity ROP
4659 Eastside Rd.
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 246-3302

Simi Valley Adult School
Dominica Barksdale
1880 Blackstock St.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 579-6200

Southeast ROP
Anne Contreras, RDA, CDA, OA, COA
12940 E. Foster Road
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 860-1927

Southern California ROC
Martha Arredondo, RDA
2300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 224-4200

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

Surface Warfare Medicine Institute
34101 Farenholt Avenue, Building 14
San Diego, CA 92134-5291
(619) 532-6195

Tri Cities ROP
10800 Benavon Street, Unit E
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 698-9571

Tri County ROP
Marysville High School ROP

463 2nd St.
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 741-5110

University of Pacific School of Dentistry
Thomas Schiff, DMD
2155 Webster St., Room 101
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 929-6486

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

Naomi J. Wong, DDS
Naomi J. Wong
415 W. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

West Los Angeles College
Carlos Sermeno
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 287-7224