Programs & Courses

RDAEF2 Program

Now Enrolling

Course Description

Central California Dental Academy is proud to offer the first centrally located RDAEF2 program. Our eight-month board approved program complies with all requirements for RDA’s and existing RDAEF’s1 offering you the opportunity to advance your career by obtaining the next generation of licensure- a RDAEF2. During our program you will gain experience performing such duties as:

Why choose CCDA?

Please note: The RDAEF2 Program is in high demand and seats fill up fast. We only accept up to 10 students per course to ensure only the highest level of education. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will secure a spot for you in the next available course. This Deposit will be credited toward your tuition fees. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

RDAEF2 Program Start Dates:

March 2022
April 2022
November 2022
May 2023

For more information on the RDAEF2 Program, including necessary CCDA forms and instructions on how to enroll, please click on the “Apply Now” button below.

Dental Assisting Program

Now Enrolling

Course Description

Central California Dental Academy’s Dental Assisting Program is a modern dental assisting program designed to prepare our students for an exciting career as a dental assistant in just 16 short weeks. Our program is taught in a modern dental facility by experienced dental professionals. Our program focuses on the core dental knowledge and techniques that will make you a valuable dental team member. Our classes are affordable, and contain all certifications required to become a Professional Dental Assistant.

Classes incorporate intelligent learning with online lectures to cut down on time spent in the classroom and a unique hands-on learning environment for your laboratory experience. We offer a convenient schedule to make it easy to fit into your busy life. If you are searching for a new career, are a person looking to re-enter the job market, are in need of a job to pay your way through college, desire a brighter future for you and your family, or dream of a career with growth opportunity, CCDA is the right program for you.

Cost & Payment Options

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Classes are filling up quickly.

In just 16 short weeks, students will receive all the certifications required to become a Professional Dental Assistant:

COURSE LENGTH: 16 WEEKS
COST: $8,500

Please note: The Dental Assisting Program is in high demand and seats fill up fast. We only accept up to 12 students per course to ensure only the highest level of education. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will secure a spot for you in the next available course. This Deposit will be credited toward your tuition fees. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dental Assisting Program Start Dates:

March 2022
July 2022
November 2022

For more information on the Dental Assisting Program, including necessary CCDA forms and instructions on how to enroll, please click on the “Apply Now” button below.

Sealant Course

Course Description

CCDA is now offering the Pit and Fissure Sealant course. It is a 2-day course, typically held on the weekend. The cost is $395.00. You will receive 16 CE units at the completion of all requirements for this course, if you are an RDA you will then be able to legally perform the application of pit and fissure sealants. Class starts promptly at 9am each day and ends at 5pm. You must arrive 10 minutes prior to start time. You must complete pit and fissure sealants on 4 live patients. You are responsible for providing your own patients. You will need to show proof of completed coronal polish course. Any of the following will meet the requirements:

  1. Pocket RDA license with coronal polishing certification listed.
  2. Yellow CP certification card or copy.
  3. Coronal polish CE form or copy.

Did you know? Business and Professions Code Section 1752.6 states in part that “A registered dental assistant licensed on and after January 1, 2010, shall provide evidence of successful completion of a board-approved course in the application of pit and fissure sealants prior to the first expiration date of his or her license that requires the completion of continuing education as a condition of renewal”.

Please contact us for upcoming course dates.

Radiology

Course Description

Instruction in radiation safety and protection; recognize elementary anatomic landmarks for the purpose of exposing dental radiographs on X-ray mannequins; demonstrate a basic knowledge of radiological terminology and vocabulary; demonstrate proficiency in radiation safety as required by regulation; have a useful knowledge of radiologic infection control; demonstrate an understanding of the principles of radiation and radiological techniques through examination. Advanced instruction in radiation safety and protection; intermediate and advanced principles of radiology including film placement, angulation, and exposures; instruction in anatomical identification and interpretation of radiologic images; hands-on experience in exposing film on human subjects and advanced darkroom/processing procedures; clinical competency/rotation involving X-ray labs upon successful completion of Radiation Safety Examination.

PREREQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES:

Must have current BLS certification and 8-Hour Infection Control.

Please contact us for prices and dates.

8-hour Infection Control

Course Description

This course introduces infection and biohazard control procedures necessary for the safe practice of dentistry. Topics include microbiology, chemical disinfectants, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and applicable state laws. Students practice aseptic techniques, Universal Precautions, and the processing and sterilization of instruments. Students will receive a minimum of 4 hours didactic by reading course materials, lecture and written examination, a minimum of 2 hours of laboratory/preclinical instruction and a minimum of 2 hours clinical instruction by successfully demonstrating competency in the performance of skills listed below in course requirements.

PREREQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES:

None.

Please contact us for prices and dates.

Coronal Polish

Course Description

Instruction shall introduce the student the legal requirements surrounding dental assisting, registered dental assisting and the scope of practice from the Dental Practice Act regarding coronal polishing; instruction shall introduce the student to sterilization and disinfection techniques for patient and personal protection; disease transmission, microbiology, and application of OSHA and infection control guidelines; oral hygiene, coronal polish, periodontal disease, and preventative products.

PREREQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES:

Must have current BLS certification and 8-Hour Infection Control.

Please contact us for prices and dates.

INTERIM THERAPEUTIC RESTORATION (ITR)
for Hygienists and RDAEF II

Course Description

Coming Soon – 2 Day Course

Please contact us for prices and dates.

Need help? Please ask us.

If you have any questions, please call the office at (661) 372-0175 (Mon, Thur, Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat & Sun: 10am – 3pm) or email us at ccda2017@gmail.com and a CCDA staff member will respond to you within a 24-hour period.