Our California Dental Board approved Registered Dental Assistant Program, RDA, Module 3 will run a total of 12 weeks. Students will be eligible to take this course after completion of the Dental Assistant and DA to RDA modules. These courses prepare students for an entry-level job as a Dental Assistant. Upon completion of all our RDA courses, graduates are eligible to sit for their Registered Dental Assistant Exam.

This course will include classroom, lab and clinic hours. RDA, module 3, includes lecture material as well as hands-on” training and there is a minimum of 230 hours of lecture, lab, clinic, home study and 66 hours of externship.

Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) are allowed to perform many more job duties than a Dental Assistant as well as earn a greater compensation than an unlicensed Dental Assistant (DA). Students will learn how to work with General Dentists and well as Dental Specialists, and, will also be provided with job placement assistance and test preparation for the RDA Licensing Exam.

Your tuition costs for the RDA program are all of the following:

  • Textbook, Modern Dental Assisting, Workbook Modern Dental Assisting
  • All training materials and visual aids, materials and supplies used throughout course
  • Scrub Uniform
  • Training in ALL aspects of general dental assisting including dental specialties
  • Job interview preparation and coaching, resume review, job placement assistance,
  • A certificate of completion of RDA Program
  • RDA exam application assistance and fee paid by VSDA
  • Fingerprint requirement assistance and fee paid by VSDA
  • RDA Exam preparation

During these programs, students will learn the basics of Dental Assisting and earn the following 6 certifications:

  • Infection Control (8-hour)
  • Dental Law and Ethics
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • X-ray License
  • CPR

*Students must complete DA program, RDA Module 2 and RDA Module 3 before being eligible to sit for the California Registered Dental Assistant Exam. After completion of this course, Module 3 students are eligible to sit for the California RDA Exam.

Since our institution focuses on dental studies, we are able to offer our students the same course as larger colleges at a much lower cost. Our instructors have years of teaching experience. Our class sizes are small and our students receive plenty of one-on-one training.
All of our students will be given login access to their own student portal so that they can keep track of any school announcements, class news, their attendance, and grades.

Dental offices call us regularly looking for graduates to hire. With login access, our students are able to see VSDA’s Job Board. On this page, we list all current job openings.

Our RDA Programs are approved by the California Dental Board.