Masks are still required in the dental office.
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Effective January 1, 2006, a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) may apply pit and fissure sealants in ANY allowable setting, after providing the Dental Board with evidence that he or she has completed a Board-approved course in pit and fissure sealants
Dental Board of California Approved Ultrasonic Scaling 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.
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.
Dental Board of California Approved Orthodontic Assistant Courses
Dental Board of California Approved Dental Sedation Courses
The courses listed below are approved by the Board to teach the 8-hour Infection Control course that is required for all dental assistants within one year of the date of employment, and for RDA applicants who have not completed a Board-approved program in Dental Assisting.
A dental laboratory technician makes dental prostheses, which are replacements for natural teeth to help people eat, chew, talk or smile.