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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

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. 

  • 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

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE DENTAL X-RAY/ Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) CLINICAL LAB PORTION (PART 2)
4 hole slow speed motor with a straight  attachment (for polishing  & making a temporary w/acrylic bur)
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)
1 Piece of Dental Dam Material
Safety glasses
Basic set up (mirror/explorer/cotton pliers/air-water tip)
Disposable saliva ejectors
Face mask
Disposable gloves (5 pairs)

 

 You can bring your own supplies or they all can be rented for $50. Review the Performance Checklist (attached) for the materials needed to bring to class, Whichever type of materials your offices uses for you to complete the procedures on the list are ok. We have the mixing bowls, spatulas and instruments (besides Basic Set Up). These items must be brought to class and are not provided by the school but can be rented for $50 for the day (purchase at registration). Bring enough supplies to use in the course, approximately 2  of each disposable item.

***Please note we are required to inform you: Florida does require that all dental assistants have 2 dental assistant certifications before working with patients. Their Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) and Dental X-ray Certification.

If you are only taking the X-ray Certification course then you will only legally be allowed to take x-rays. To actually work with the dentist and assist him with dental procedures you will also need your EFDA Certification. Florida does not accept any other states’ certifications. ***

This course has 2 Parts. Part 1 is all Online and is the State Board Exams, Part 2 is completed in person at our facility on the specific date you choose at Registration.

Once you register and make payment for a class you immediately have access to PART 1, the State Board Exams. Study material is provided online for your review before submiting the answers online.

Part 1 – The Informational and State Board Exams Online portion of the course is self paced, you can log in and out of the course as many times as needed to complete the Exams. It includes all study material and the actual 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 of the course the “Clinical Hands-On” portion of the course. Part 2  the “Hands-On” portion involves demonstrating  your Dental Assisting skills of the EFDA 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 the Written online State Board Exams and Part 2 – demonstrating your Dental Assisting skills of EFDA procedures in our facility on the selected class date.

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.

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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