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EFDA and Dental X-ray Courses Combined into one course given in 1 day. For experienced dental assistants needing their Florida Certifications. Min 3 months Experience

**PLEASE NOTE:

 FLORIDA REQUIRES ALL DENTAL ASSISTANTS HAVE 2 DENTAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATIONS BEFORE WORKING WITH PATIENTS.

AN EXPANDED FUNCTIONS DENTAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION (EFDA) AND DENTAL X-RAY CERTIFICATION.

Florida does not typically take any other states Dental Assistant Certifications as it does not have “Reciprocity with other states” and Florida will not accept a CDA Certification from DANB.

You can visit the Florida Board of Dentistry Website under Dental Assistant/Expanded Duties FAQs for more information

https://floridasdentistry.gov/dental-assistantexpanded-duties-faqs/

Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification and Dental X-ray Certification Combo Course in 1 Day 

9:00 am – 4:00pm
Course Hours: 12 Online Lecture Hours/7 Clinical Lab Hours in our facility

 

A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification and a Dental X-ray Certification will be given upon demonstration of competency and satisfactory completion of a written and clinical test.

This is a hybrid course with the informational and State Board Exams of both courses to be completed online (Part 1) BEFORE attending the clinical hands – on lab portion (Part 2)  in person at our facility on the specific date you selected. A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) and a Dental X-ray Certification will be given upon demonstration of competency in both the clinical hands-on lab portion of the course and satisfactory completion of both online exams with a 75% or better.

The minimum of 3 months of on the job training is required to attend this course as well as being able to complete the EFDA procedures without instruction in Part 2 of the Course. This is a Certification Course not a Training Course. You are performing the EFDA Procedures for the instructor and we are “Certifying” that you can perform them. You can complete the EFDA Procedures however you were taught.

To Attend this Course – an Employment Verification form must be signed by a Licensed Dentist stating you have worked under that dentist for at least a minimum of 3 months of training/supervision and that you can perform the EFDA Procedures.

Please Note: We are not teaching you how to perform the EFDA procedures in this Certification Course.

This Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) & Dental X-ray Certification Combo Course is for the dental assistant who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist in expanded functions duties with a minimum of three months on the job training. Students must be able to perform the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) and Dental X-ray procedures in a clinical setting and pass an online exam with a grade of 75% or better in both courses to be issued a Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) and Dental X-ray Certification . This course is to certify that the dental assistant is knowledgeable in and able to perform the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) and Dental X-ray procedures listed below. Dental Assistants must be able to perform clinical dental charting on paper in order to become a Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, a dental charting test ON PAPER will be given as part of the clinical lab portion of the course.

This class is given in a Hybrid/Blended Format. Students must have access to a computer and Internet access to Complete Part 1 of the course, the State Board Exams, and  have basic computer knowledge to manuever through the online portion (Part 1) to complete this Course. There is an Introduction Section that will give full details of how to complete Part 1 of the Course online before attending Part 2 of the Course in our Facility for the Clinical Hands – On Portion. 

Please Note: There have been reported issues with taking the Online Exams with an Apple Ipad. It is recommended to use Google Chrome browser and an Incognito Window.

This Certification Course has 2 Parts.

Part 1 is the State Board Exams taken online. The X-ray Section has all the study material needed to answer the X-ray Certification Exam (90 questions multiple choice). the EFDA Section has all the student material needed to answer the EFDA Exam (50 questions multiple choice).

Part 2 is the Clinical Hands-On Portion of the Course taken in person at our facility.

Once you register and make payment for a class you immediately have access to PART 1 the study material and actual state board exams for the course. The study material and exams answers are submitted online. Under “MY COURSES” on the Home page once you are logged into our website.

Part 1 – The State Board Exams are self-paced online. It includes all study material and the written exams for Certification. The exams must be submitted online at least 48 hours before you can attend Part 2 of the course, the Clinical Hands-On portion that is given in our facility on the selected class date.

Part 1 is completed online; Part 2 is completed in our Facility on the selected class date.

The actual class date that is selected is the date you come to our facility for Part 2 the “Clinical Hands-On” portion of the course.

Part 2 the “Clinical Hands-On” portion involves performing the EFDA and Dental X-ray procedures without instruction.

Once both Parts of the Course are completed you will receive your Certification(s);

Part 1 – a passing grade of 75% or better on both online State Board Exams and

Part 2 – Performing the EFDA and Dental X-ray procedures without instruction in our facility on the selected class date.

You can take the written exams from any device that can access the internet, Google Chrome works best, issues have been reporting with students attempting to take on Exam on an Ipad or Iphone.

The study material is a combination of Powerpoints and PDF documents.

Please Note: There have been reported issues with taking the Online Exams with an Apple Ipad. It is recommended to use Google Chrome browser and an Incognito Window.

  • Clinical Charting
  • Polishing Clinical Crowns
  • Take Alginate Impressions
  • Pouring Study Models
  • Apply Dental Sealants
  • Place/Remove Dental Dam
  • Place/Remove Matrix Band
  • Place/Remove Retraction Cord
  • Place/Remove Temporary Restorations
  • Apply Liners and Bases
  • Suture Removal
  • Fabricating Temporary Crowns
  • Removal of Excess Dental Cement
  • Traditional FMX Mounting (for tooth anatomy knowledge)
  • X-ray Rinn Assembly
  • Positioning of X-ray Rinns
  • X-ray Sensor Exposure

To view Videos on the Dental Assistant Procedures you will be performing in Part 2 – the Clinical Hands-On Portion of the Course. Visit our YouTube Channel.

Select “Playlists” and “Dental Assistant Clinical Procedures”

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE EFDA and COMBO COURSE CLINICAL LAB PORTION IN OUR FACILITY (PART 2)


4 Hole Slow Speed Motor with a Straight  Attachment (for Polishing  & Making a Temporary PFM w/Acrylic Bur)
Safety Glasses/Face Shield
Basic Set Up (mirror/explorer/cotton pliers/air-water tip)
Disposable Saliva Ejectors
Face Mask
Disposable Gloves (5 pairs)
Acrylic Bur
Temporary Crown and Bridge Material (whatever material your office uses)
Temporary Cement
Prophy Paste
Disposable Prophy Angle
Alginate (enough for upper and lower impressions)
Plaster or Stone (to pour Alginate Impression for Study Model)
Sealant Material
IRM and Cavit (any temporary filling material your office uses)
Base or Liner  (Fuji, Dycal, Ketac, whatever your office uses)
Dental Dam Material
Tofflemire Retainer/Matrix Band

You can bring your own supplies or they all can be rented for $50.  Whichever type of materials your offices uses for you to complete the EFDA  procedures on the checklist are ok to use for Part 2. Bring enough supplies to use in the course, approximately 2  of each disposable item.

All then items listed must be brought to Part 2 and are not provided by the school or they can be rented for $50 for the day of Part 2 the Clinical Hands-On Portion of the Course (purchase at registration online on our website under “add to cart” BEFORE Part 2).

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REFUNDS:

Our business office must be notified in writing at least 7 days prior to the class start date of Part 2 – the Clinical Hands-on portion in our facility in order to transfer to another class date or a $100 transfer fee will be charged. To receive a refund the business office must be notified in writing and the refund will be based on the Cancellation and Refund Policy listed on your Registration Form you completed online and also listed on our FAQ’s page under Refunds for the 1 Day Courses. All Refunds omit 3% transaction charges that student pays when using credit card/ debit card. Please Note: Part 1 and Part 2 of this course must be completed within 90 days of Registration or both Parts will expire.

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