How to Prepare to Take Your RDA Exam


How to prepare to take your RDA exam

Getting ready to take your Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Practical examination? You’ll want to devote sufficient time and resources to ensure you’re fully prepared for the test, and ultimately, boost your chances of passing the exam on the first try.

Fortunately, we’re here to help you prep for your RDA exam – here are three tips to take the guesswork out of getting ready for your RDA test.

  1. Learn the exam material.

The Dental Board of California (DBC) administers the RDA Practical test and uses the exam to assess your knowledge of numerous RDA topics. Thus, you’ll want to know the ins and outs of all of the test material.

During the RDA exam, you may encounter questions about many RDA topics, including:

  • Temporary crown fabrication
  • Temporary crown cementation
  • Temporary restoration placement


With the right dental assistant training program, you can learn all of the RDA exam material and find out what it takes to succeed as an RDA.

  1. Get support from experienced RDAs.

If you’re unfamiliar with the RDA exam, reaching out to experienced RDAs may serve you well. By doing so, you’ll be able to connect with RDAs who can provide insights into how they prepared for the RDA exam.

When it comes to getting ready for the RDA exam, there is no reason to prepare alone. Instead, connect with experienced RDAs, and you should have no trouble prepping for your RDA test.

  1. Enroll in an RDA exam course.

An RDA exam course will teach you what it takes to pass the RDA test. It may feature a hands-on lab and mock RDA test, ensuring you can evaluate your strong and weak areas before you take the actual exam.

Plus, an RDA exam course enables you to simulate the RDA test experience. It will give you a better idea about what to expect on the date of your actual RDA exam and allow you to determine the best ways to stay calm, cool and collected throughout the test.

At Howard Healthcare Academy, we offer a course designed to help students pass the RDA test the first time. In fact, our students boast a 90 percent RDA Practical exam passing rate upon successful completion of our class.

For more information about our RDA exam course, please contact us at (619) ACADEMY or via email at

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