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RDHAP: Oral Health for People with Special Needs

Friday, August 27, 2021

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This program is full to capacity.  However, we will be offering another RDHAP virtual course February 25 – May 27, 2022. Registration will be available shortly.

August 27, 2021 – December 3, 2021 

Led by Elena Francisco, RDHAP, MS, this online course is designed for dental hygienists interested in expanding their knowledge and ability to treat people with complex physical, medical or psychological needs and patients in underserved communities. It fulfills the Dental Hygiene Board of California’s 150-hour education requirement needed to apply for an RDHAP license. The virtual program, offered twice a year, consists of live interactive webinars, online modules and a field study.        

The Dugoni School of Dentistry Difference:

  • A personalized program for RDHs led by practicing RDHAPs
  • The only RDHAP program offered by an accredited dental school in California
  • A fully online program approved by the Dental Hygiene Board of California
  • Interest-free payment plans available to qualified candidates
  • Funding available through the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan®
  • Convenient virtual program accessible from anywhere in California

Curriculum Topics:

  • Dental hygiene practice and theory
  • Treating medically complex patients, geriatric patients and children with and without special needs
  • Oral pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Information management
  • Developmental disabilities and oral health care
  • Medical and dental emergencies
  • Business administration for dental hygienists

Faculty: Elena Francisco, RDHAP, MS; Paula Watson, RDHAP, MS
Tuition: $3,400
Format: Live, interactive webinars, online modules and a field of study
Credits: This activity is designated for 150 units of continuing education credit.

For more information, visit the RDHAP program information page.

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