Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Online Program

Online Self Paced Board Certification Program

Online Healthcare Certification
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12 Weeks Traditional
Self Paced Online Program
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Program Overview

About Program

Join the AlliedRx Institute of Healthcare Registered Dental Assistant Program and embark on your journey to earn your Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) credential through our comprehensive 14-week online training program. Dental Assisting is a rapidly growing profession in the United States, and this program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this field.

As a Dental Assistant, you will play a vital role in the dental practice team, working closely with dentists and dental hygienists. Your responsibilities will include patient interaction, scheduling, vital sign assessment, diagnostic testing, laboratory work, x-ray procedures, and assistance during dental visits and procedures. Dental Assistants also provide post-care instructions and follow-up calls in many practices. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to perform various laboratory tasks such as coronal polishing, sealant and fluoride application, and topical anesthetic application.

What You Will Learn

Skills Needed for RDA National Board Exam: Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification exam.

RDA Skills Learn about tooth numbering systems, dental charting, and patient scheduling based on treatment plans.

Human Anatomy: Identify critical head, neck, and oral anatomy relevant to patient care, including anomalies and radiographic landmarks.

Patient Care in Dental Setting: Demonstrate essential dental assisting skills, including patient preparation, measuring vital signs, and practicing four-handed dentistry. You will also be prepared to handle medical emergencies in the dental office.

Program Benefits

12 Month Access to Online
Learning Content
Manage work, family and study in a flexible schedule
Virtual Clinical Simulations
Interactive Study Guides and Knowledge Assessments
3D Interactive Anatomy Simulations
Patient Care Simulations
Video Demonstrations
National Board Examination
Prep Materials

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students must be 18 years of age to register online for the Registered Dental Assistant Program
Please note that this program is not available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, MA, MT, ND, NV, NY, PA, RI, WI.
Access to Internet and Computer, Tablet or Mobile Device
Ensure your eligibility by reviewing any limitations in your state or region. These restrictions may not apply if you are taking the program through an employer, academic institution, or government-sponsored model, including MyCAA and Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance programs, AmeriCorps. Confirm your eligibility with your sponsor or consult our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

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Introduction to Dental Assisting

In this comprehensive course, students will explore the rich history of dental disease and dentistry, tracing its evolution from ancient times to the present day, and identifying the nine dental specialties. They will learn the diverse career skills required for dental assistants, understand the regulatory framework overseeing dental practice, and delve into the responsibilities concerning dental records, consent procedures, and subpoenas. The impact of HIPAA on dental practices will also be discussed. Additionally, the course will cover dental infection control, including pathogen transmission, disinfectants, sterilizers, and OSHA standards. Students will gain knowledge of basic dental sciences, focusing on the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, and immune systems, along with oral cavity landmarks. Oral health and nutrition topics will cover plaque formation, fluoride use, essential nutrients, and the implications of eating disorders. The course will also include tooth morphology and dental charting, dental pharmacology and emergencies, dental radiology, patient care preparation, HIPAA fundamentals, and dental office management, providing a thorough foundation for aspiring dental assistants.

Dental Assisting Lab

This course offers a comprehensive overview of dental office and chairside assisting, covering the design and function of a dental office, daily routines, treatment room preparation, and patient management. Students will learn about instrument grasps, positions, transfers, moisture control, and isolation techniques. The course delves into dental restorative and laboratory materials, differentiating between cements, bases, liners, and bonding agents, and explaining their properties and uses. It includes hands-on practice in preparing materials, cavity preparation, and using various restorative materials and dental matrices. Skills in taking and removing impressions, using gypsum products, fabricating custom trays, and fitting temporary restorations are emphasized. Clinical dental procedures covered include pain and anxiety management, local anesthetic preparation, sealant application, coronal polishing, and the use of CAD/CAM technology. The course also addresses the steps for denture repair and reline procedures. Students will explore dental specialties such as endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental implants, and orthodontics. They will learn about instruments, materials, and techniques used in these fields, as well as patient management and child behavior techniques. Additionally, the course covers cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry procedures, and the identification and reporting of child abuse.

Learning Modules

  • Dental Assisting & Professional and Legal Aspects of Dental Assisting
  • Anatomy and Physiology & Dental Anatomy
  • Microbiology and Disease Transmission & Microbiology and Disease Transmission
  • Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation & Instrument Processing
  • The Dental Patient & Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  • Delivering Dental Care & Instruments, Handpieces, and Accessories
  • Prosthodontics and Digital Technology & Periodontics
  • The Dental Examination & Moisture Control
  • Endodontics & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Pain and Anxiety Management & Principals and Concepts of Radiation
  • Oral Radiography & Restorative and Esthetic Dental Materials
  • Impression Materials and Laboratory Procedures & Preventive Care
  • Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants & Restorative Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry  &  Orthodontics

Study Format

Whether you need to learn fully online to accommodate your schedule or take a flexible hybrid class our healthcare programs let you learn anywhere and anytime that works best for you.

Student Support

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Program Timeline

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