Friendly Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions about SCOAS are listed below.
If you want to ask a question, please contact us.
Is The Orthodontic Assisting Course Online?
If you are an RDA, you are eligible for our Hybrid OA program which is online for the interactive lectures. The dental board still requires RDA’s to complete in-person laboratory evaluations, which will be scheduled at your convenience on the weekends.
As a student of Southern California Orthodontic Assisting school, you will forever have access to your quiz’s & tests, course packet & vocabulary. This allows you to have study & reference material to prepare you for the CA State exam.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We try our very best not to let finances get in the way of advancing your career! We offer payment options with $0-$300, low interest & up to 6 months of payments. Six months 0% interest available for those who qualify!
Can I Take This Course as a Dental Assistant (DA)?
Yes! If you have completed a Dental Board of CA approved Dental Assisting Program, you meet the Infection Control, Dental Practice Act and Basic Life Support requirement because you accomplished those courses while enrolled in your DA program. However, you are responsible for renewing your certifications and making sure they do not expire.
You are also eligible as a DA with a minimum 6 months work experience employed with a licensed DDS; with or without completing a board-approved DA program.
Is there such thing as being "GrandFathered In"?
We have heard this many times before, so we decided to confirm with the dental board: The answer is NO, there is no such thing as being grandfathered in.
There is no exception for assistants that have held other dental licenses (RDA or RDA-EF) for any certain period of time.