RDAEF Prospective Applicant Event

Saturday, April 1, 2023: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Learn more about University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry's Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions Program. Meet our program faculty members and students, and tour our campus.


Who Should Attend

This event is open to doctors, registered dental assistant and registered dental assistant in extended functions (RDAEF) who wish to learn more information about Pacific's RDAEF program.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive course confirmation and other timely information. Registration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 30, 2023.


Brian Kenyon, DMD, did his undergraduate studies at Brown University and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He was in private practice in Smithfield, Rhode Island for seventeen years prior to accepting a full-time faculty position at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1999. Dr. Kenyon is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Dental Practice. He is a Group Practice Leader in Pacific Dugoni’s student clinic. Dr. Kenyon has received six Teaching Excellence Awards at Pacific, the American College of Dentists Distinguished Northern California Faculty Member Award, and has been elected to the Tau Kappa Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Societies. He maintains a Private Practice in San Francisco, CA.

Leana Miller, RDAEF has a Bachelors in Education and has 23 years of orthodontic and general/cosmetic dentistry experience under her belt. In 2011, Leana decided to further her dental career by attending the RDAEF program at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. After graduating at the top of her class, Leana was asked to join faculty as an assistant clinical lab instructor for the RDAEF program in 2017. She has been a mentor for the students and has provided exceptional guidance both as an instructor and as an RDAEF.  Leana joined Monterey Peninsula College as an adjunct dental instructor for the dental assisting program and serves as an advisory board member at Monterey Peninsula College.

Maggie Rodriguez, RDAEF has been in the dental field for over 11 years.  She graduated from Monterey Peninsula College Dental Assisting Program in 2011 and received her Extended Functions license in 2017 after completing the RDAEF Program at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Maggie serves on the board for the Monterey Peninsula College Dental Assisting Program and is a member of Pacific’s CDE Advisory Committee.  She currently is co-director for the RDAEF Program at Dugoni School of Dentistry and works full time in Monterey for a private prosthodontic practice.



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