DENT 205: RDA/CDA Exam Review

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 2
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Total Student Learning Hours: 108
Prerequisite: DENT 100, DENT 102, DENT 104, DENT 121, DENT 122, DENT 123, DENT 125, DENT 201 and DENT 202.
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This course contains a review of the RDA program content and will prepare the student for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) state licensure exam and the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) national certification exam. 36 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Prepare students to successfully pass the RDA and CDA examinations.

Major Course Content

1. Patient Treatment and Care Review

a. Basic Chairside Skills

b. Patient Screening and Education

c. Medical Emergency Preparedness

d. Legal Requirements and Ethical Principals

2. Dental Procedures Review

a. Direct and Indirect Restorations

b. Preventive Dental Procedures

3. Safety Review

a. Infection Control

b. Radiation Safety Prosedures

c. Occupational Safety

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Assigned reading

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Using the required textbook, type the assigned questions with the answers.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will use sample practice RDA and CDA Exams to check their level of understanding.
In orthodontic treatment planning, the patient’s diagnosis is based on information from the medical and dental history, physical growth evaluation, and the social and behavioral evaluation. Briefly describe how each source of information will help the dentist.
List seven diagnostic tests administered by an endodontist and the possible conclusions related to each test.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture