The California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers

Welcome to the California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers website, the official website of the Association for news and information regarding dental assisting education in California.

The California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT) is a non-profit, member-driven Association dedicated to those committed to working toward teaching excellence for the profession of dental assisting. Our leadership strives to successfully address contemporary issues influencing education, regulation, and guidelines addressing the delivery of oral health care while emphasizing the importance of education for all dental assistants. There is a privilege to membership in our Association.

One section of this site is dedicated to members-only: NEWS. Members will need to log-in to see the NEWS section and access association reports, documents for download and conference materials. For advertising and corporate sponsorship information, companies are encouraged to download our Corporate Sponsorship and Exhibitor data from the About Us section, sub-page Corporate Sponsorship 2016.

Check out the ASSISTANTS page – a great resource for students, graduates and working assistants needing examination data and education courses! Check out our latest examination information including a downloadable document to appeal a failed practical examination. RDA Practical Examination Appeal Form – click here.

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Just in from DBC!

The Dental Board of California (Board) has completed the Pediatric Anesthesia Study regarding whether or not California’s present laws, regulations, and policies are sufficient to provide protection of pediatric patients during dental sedation and anesthesia. The Board held four meetings to discuss this issue and took public comment at each meeting.

The final report, board recommendations, and the record of public comments can be viewed on the Board’s website at

Thank you to the members of the public, licensees, and stakeholders who participated in this process. The Board looks forward to the continued discussion of this important issue. Please direct any inquiries to

Dental Board Candidate Guide to the RDA Practical Examination

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CADAT CDAA Conference 2017