The Dental Board of California is the agency that governs all Dentists, Registered Dental Assistants and Dental Assistants.

Some things you will find on this website.

  • How to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • How to become a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF)
  • How to become a Orthodontic Assistant Permit Holder (OA)
  • How to become a Dental Sedation Assistant Permit Holder (DSA)
  • When are the examinations
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Required and Prohibited Conduct
  • Table of Allowable Duties
  • Certifications
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Radiation Safety
  • Ultrasonic Scaling


The California Dental Assistants Association (CDAA) is a community of dental assistants committed to enhancing the profession of dental assisting and the oral health of the patients we serve. This is done through education, advocacy and networking.

CDAA represent all aspects of dental assisting including, but not limited to, unlicensed dental assistants, registered dental assistants, registered dental assistants in extended functions, dental office managers, receptionists, insurance coordinators, dental assisting instructors, and dental sales representatives (former dental assistants).

Some things you will find on this website.

  • Membership benefits
  • Student Resources
  • Finding Opportunities
  • How to get connected in your local community
  • Advocacy
  • Upcoming Events
  • California Dental Assisting Board Meetings


Dental Assistant Life is the online community for dental assistants. Read, share, and connect with others! This blog is brought to you by the Dental Assisting National Board and the DALE Foundation.

Some things you will find on this website.

  • Articles about your career
  • Articles about Dental Assistants Lifestyle
  • Dental Assisting Events


The mission of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association is to

  • Advance the art and science of dental hygiene
  • Increase the public’s awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention
  • Ensure access to quality oral health care
  • Promote the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice
  • Promote dental hygiene research
  • Promote the interests of dental hygienists

Some things you will find on this website.

  • Membership
  • Benefits
  • Student
  • News
  • Events
  • Advocacy
  • Resources


The California Dental Association is a community of 27,000 of the best and brightest dentists.   The California Dental Association is an organization that supports members’ success though protection, savings and solutions — right now and through every stage of dentistry.

Some things you will find on this website.

  • Organization News and Articles
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tips of the Week for Dentists
  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Job Postings
  • Anaheim and San Francisco Convention Information


A Career to be Proud of

OC Dental Academy invites you to join a new, accelerated, low-cost course in Dental Assisting. We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of dental techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills needed as “core necessities” for job acquisition.

Cost & Payment Options

  • Class Schedules
  • Current Cost & Payment Plans

  • Financial Options

  • Low Tuition (so everyone can afford it)

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