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DENTAL ASSISTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND COURSE APPROVALS AFTER JANUARY 1, 2011

Effective January 1, 2011, statutes that set new requirements for Registered Dental Assistant Educational Programs, Infection Control Courses, Orthodontic Assistant Permit Courses, Dental Sedation Assistant Permit Courses, and Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions Programs will be repealed. The Board is currently proposing to adopt new regulations that would reinstate these course and program requirements. The Board is currently completing the public comment period for the proposed regulations and anticipates filing the regulations package with the Office of Administrative Law for review and approval within the next 60 days.

In the meantime, applications for these courses or programs will not be processed until new regulations reinstating the dental assisting course and program requirements have been adopted. All other course applications, including those for Radiation Safety, Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealants and Ultrasonic Scaler, will continue to be reviewed.

 

2013 RDA EXAMINATION SCHEDULE (5/1/12)

Following are the confirmed RDA practical examination dates in California for 2013.  The actual examination dates and sites are subject to change, the final filing dates will not change.  Applications will NOT be accepted before the filing period opens.  Applications must be postmarked no later than the end of the filing period. 

Applicants will be provided specific information about the content of the Practical exam, and directions for scheduling the written examinations, when they are notified that their application has been approved.

Examination Date

Examination                       Location

Filing Period

 

February 9 and 10, 2013

 

UC, San Francisco

 
Nov. 4, 2012 – Dec. 4, 2012

 

February 23 and 24, 2013

 

Carrington College, Pomona

 

April 13 and 14, 2013

 

UC, San Francisco

 

Jan. 5, 2013 – Feb. 5, 2013

 

April 27 and 28, 2013

 

Carrington College, Pomona

 

August 3 and 4, 2013

 

Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria

 

Apr. 1, 2013 – June 1, 2013

 

August 17 and 18, 2013

 

UC, San Francisco

 

August 24 and 25, 2013

 

Carrington College, Pomona

 

November 2 and 3, 2013

 

UC, San Francisco

 
Aug. 3, 2013 – Sept. 3, 2013

 

November 16 and 17, 2013

 

Carrington College, Pomona

 

 

Carrington College
901 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 300
Pomona, CA 91768

UCSF, School of Dentistry
707 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Allan Hancock College
800 South College
Santa Maria, CA 93454