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• (OAP) Orthodontic Assistant Permit Course

• Ultrasonic Scaler Permit

• 8 Hour Infection Control & 2 Hour DPA

• RDA Written Review / Law & Ethics, Written Home Study

• Radiology Course

• Coronal Polish Course

• Pit & Fissure Sealant Course



(OAP) Orthodontic Assistant Permit Course

Proof of 6 months work experience as a Dental Assistant; Hepatitis B
immunization records OR HBV Refusal form; TB Test Result (old or new); CPR certification.

Course Content and Format:
Our 84-hour / 3 full weekend Orthodontic Assisting Permit course is a board approved course, which will
satisfy the state board requirements. This is a Blended Course, which combines: Online / Home Study & class
attendance to satisfy the Dental Board requirements.



Ultrasonic Scaler Permit

This course IS a requirement as part of the Orthodontic Permit/OAP

To take this course, you must possess a valid RDA license or you must
possess the necessary requirements for application for the RDA or the OAP licensure or
have an RDA/OA diploma and have a valid CPR/BLS certification from AHA or ARC.

Course Content and Format:
This Dental Board approved course satisfies the requirement for certification of the OAP
and the RDA in the use of the ultrasonic scaler for the removal of cement from the
supragingival surface of teeth that have orthodontic bands.



8 hour Infection Control and 2 hour Dental Practice Act

Course Description:
This course is provided as a blended course that incorporates both in office experience and classroom work as well.
This course satisfies The Dental Board requirements for the 2 Hour Infection Control and the 2 Hour Dental Practice Act renewals.



RDA Written Review / Law & Ethics Classes, Written Home Study

Course Description:
Dental Advantage provides a one-day review class for the State Board Written Exam.
Leading the class are caring instructors with over 25 years experience.
This instructional course will include a combination of lecture, video, powerpoint and interactive presentations.
A study guide and sample test questions will be included.



Radiology Course

This is a 3 Day course.

We offer a Dental Board approved radiation safety course.
This course includes both: Lecture and clinical application of x-ray safety, film exposure, processing, mounting and evaluation.
For this course, we will be using: instructional videos, workbook and physical demonstrations.

As of July 1, 2002, individuals must also show proof of completion of a California
radiation safety course and coronal polish course before they can receive their R.D.A. license.



Coronal Polish Course

This is a 2 Day Course.

Beginning January 2002, individuals who wish to take the R.D.A. exam will be required to have
12 months experience rather than the previously required 18 months.



Pit & Fissure Sealant Course

This is a 2 day course.

Course Description:
Dental Advantage offers a Dental Board approved 16 hour CE, Pit & Fissure Sealant course.
This two day course provides you with comprehensive theory and clinical instruction.
Upon completion of this course and after meeting all state requirements for the RDA, you may perform this procedure.




Any cancellation of a class or services with more than 10 days notice will receive a refund of the amount paid minus processing fees and shipping.
Any cancellation of a class or services with 6 to 10 days notice will receive a refund of the amount paid minus processing fees and shipping or minus 50%,
whichever is greater. 
Any cancellation of a class or services with 5 days or less notice will forfeit all of the amount paid. Any possibility of rescheduling for a
different time at Dental Advantage's discretion, but if allowed a cancellation afterward may forfeit ALL or PART of the amount paid depending on
the number of days notice before the class and the reason for the request to change to a class to a different date/location.


Dental Advantage

P.O. BOX 1146
ATWATER, CA. 95301

(209) 358-0707

Fax: (209) 357-7899

Office Hours
9:00am - 5:00pm

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