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DENT 790 Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Practical Review

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Dental Assisting Eligibility

The courses DENT 753, DENT 770, DENT 721, DENT 722, DENT 740, DENT 742, DENT 743, DENT 744, DENT 749, DENT 751, and DENT 763 are open to those who have been accepted into the Dental Assisting program. DENT 701, DENT 702 and DENT 703 are open to all students. A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate is eligible to apply for a Certificate of Completion from the Office of Admissions and Records, sit for the California Registered Dental Assistant Exam, and the Dental Assisting National Board Exam.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This one-day course will prepare the student to perform each Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) function required in the State of California Practical Exam to the stated criteria of the Dental Board of California.

Units: 0.5
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: Student that graduated from the CSM dental assisting program in the previous (same year) Spring
Corequisites: None