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Dental Continuing Education

Professional Development/Continuing Education

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Two convenient locations in Riverside and Indio will house the 2017-2018 Professional Development/Continuing Education classes. Please refer to the latest schedule below. Our programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible to enroll, adults should provide proof of a high school diploma or GED certificate, and pass a basic-skills assessment (unless otherwise noted). Adults must also attend an orientation session with the Admissions Technician prior to enrolling in a class. Payment arrangements are available for the programs that exceed $1200.00. Contact the Admissions Office for an appointment.

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School of Career Education – Alessandro Branch – Branch Campus
2100 E. Alessandro Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92508
951-826-4SCE (4723)
School of Career Education – Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center – Main Campus
Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center
47-336 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-3333

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General Program Requirements

  • Basic keyboarding and computer skills to facilitate learning of software.
  • Must perform the physical and sensory demands of a dental office.
  • Notebook, pens, pencils, binder, USB flash drive, etc.
  • Great Winning Attitude!
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Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma/equivalent *
  • SCE orientation & assessment*
  • Social security card
  • Current government issued photo ID
*may be required

School of Career Education
2016-2017 Professional Development/Continuing Education Classes

CDPA & Infection Control - $75

This course runs over a 4 hour period .

Classes offered at the following locations:

Riverside – Start date: March 2, 2017

  • Grindstaff Center II, Riverside
  • 9825 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Indio – Start date: TBD

  • Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center, Indio
  • Time/Days TBD

This Dental Board of California approved continuing education course is designed for the dental professionals who hold a current California Dental Board License. This course is presented as a lecture session that satisfies the two-hour CDPA and two-hour IC mandated requirements for licensing renewal.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Coronal Polishing - $360

This course runs over a 2 day period .

Classes offered at the following locations:

Riverside – Start date: March 25-26, 2017 or April 1-2, 2017

  • Grindstaff Center II, Riverside
  • 9825 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Indio – Start date: TBD

  • Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center, Indio
  • Month 1, 2016 & Month 1, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

This Dental Board of California RDA approved course, designed for dental auxiliaries, is a combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical patient sessions. Students provide their own patients; specific patient eligibility criteria apply. Details will be provided at the time of registration.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Pit and Fissure Sealant - $360

This course runs over a 4 day period .

Classes offered at the following locations:

Riverside – Start date: April 10-13, 2017

  • Grindstaff Center II, Riverside
  • 9825 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Indio – Start date: TBD

  • Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center, Indio
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday

This Dental Board of California RDA approved course, designed for dental auxiliaries, is a combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical patient sessions. Students provide their own patients; specific patient eligibility criteria apply. Details will be provided at the time of registration. Proof of completion of Coronal Polishing course required.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Ultrasonic Scaling - $250

This course runs over a 2 day period .

Classes offered at the following locations:

Riverside – Start date: March 27 & 29, 2017

  • Grindstaff Center II, Riverside
  • 9825 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503
  • Day 1: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Day 2: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday & Wednesday

Indio – Start date: TBD

  • Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center, Indio
  • Day 1: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Day 2: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday & Wednesday

This Dental Board of California RDA approved course, designed for dental auxiliaries, is a combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical sessions.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Licensure Prep Course RDA Practical & Written Review (One-Day Review) - $460

This course runs over a 1 day period.

Classes offered at the following locations:

Riverside – Start date: TBD

  • Grindstaff Center II, Riverside
  • 9825 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday (One-Day Course)

Indio – Start date: TBD

  • Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center, Indio
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday (One-Day Course)

This course consists of eight hours didactic and lab practical instruction relating to the practical portion of the RDA exam. Instruction includes a review of the California Dental Law exam and the RDA multiple subject’s exam.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Orthodontic Assistant Permit - $1,195

This course runs over a 2 week period. (85 clock hours)

Classes offered at the following locations:

Riverside – Start dates: January 31, 2017 or April 25, 2017

  • Grindstaff Center II, Riverside
  • 9825 County Farm Rd, Riverside, CA 92503
  • Dates: January 31, 2017 & February 2, 4, 11, 14, 16, & 18 2017, or
  • Dates: April 25, 27, 29, & May 4 & 6, 2017
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday

This 85 hour course is designed to prepare students for permit requirements as an Orthodontic Assistant. Jobs include orthodontic chairside assisting for an orthodontist or general dentist. The course will provide practical aspects and apply classroom theory in a clinical environment. Community classroom externship includes pre-clinical science, infection control procedures, and advanced chairside assisting in orthodontic specialty. This course will prepare a registered dental assistant to perform Orthodontic Assistant duties as described in the Dental Practice Act.

Prerequisites:

  1. Current/Active Registered Dental Assistant License OR proof of 6 months experience as a dental assistant. (A letter from the employer/dentist is required.)
  2. Proof of Completion of DBC Board Approved Ultra Sonic Scaling Course.
  3. Verification of T.B. or skin test or chest X-ray clearance within the last year.
  4. HBV vaccination clearance.
  5. Completed a course in Basic Life Support (AHA or ARC).
  6. Proof of having completed a Board approved 8-hour Infection Control course (2-hour course required for licensed RDA).
  7. Proof of having completed a 2-hour Board approved course in CA Dental Practice Act.
  8. Students must wear scrub type uniform and lab coat.

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.