Registered Dental Assisting
An in-depth two-year program prepares students to become Registered Dental Assistants. Training includes chair side, lab, x-ray, RDA examination preparation, and coronal polish. Instruction includes 400 hours of externship in a dental office. Upon completion of this program students will be eligible to take the RDA State Board Examination. The program combines:
- Theory, lab work and on-the-job internships in local dental offices
- Office procedures, management
- Chair side assisting
- X-rays and much more
Open entry/Open exit
1080 hours for completion
High School Students:
3 hours (daily) – 8:00 -11:00 a.m.
or 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2 Semesters or 4 quarters
6 hours (Tuesday-Friday) – 8:00 -3:30 p.m.
San Leandro High, Arroyo High and San Lorenzo High: 1 yr Science credit
Castro Valley High: 1 semester Science credit
State Department of Education Recognized Model Program
High School juniors, seniors and adults
Adults must attend a R.O.P. orientation prior to registration.
All students must have a high school diploma or GED prior to completion of the program.
3 hours (daily)
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$400.00 lab fee
$50.00 – $100 – Physical TB, RubellaStudent Fees:
$80.00 – textbooks
$125.00 – uniform, shoes, safety glasses (approximate costs)
No registration fee
$100.00 – uniform, shoes, safety glasses
Bus Transportation will NOT be provided to or from community work sites.
Instructor: Kathy O'Brien - 293-2957