FL Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification Course can be completed in 1 Day. Ideal for Dental Assistants moving to Florida or a Florida Dental Assistant that was on the job trained. Florida Board of Dentistry Approved Course. Min 3 months experience.
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
This is a hybrid course with the instructional portion of the course to be completed online BEFORE the class date and the clinical hands on portion of the course to be completed in person at our facility. A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) will be given upon demonstration of competency in both the clinical hands on portion and satisfactory completion of the online written test.
This Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) 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 procedures of an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in a clinical setting and pass an online exam with a grade of 75% or better to be issued a Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA) Certification . This course is to certify that the dental assistant is knowledgeable in and able to perform the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant procedures listed below.
Please Note: 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 will be given as part of the clinical hands on portion of the course.
This class is an online blended class. Students must have access to a computer and Internet to complete Part 1 of the course, the online component. Students must have basic computer knowledge to ensure proper operation of online class work.
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 Exam taken online
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 exam for the course. The study material and exam answers are submitted online. Under “MY COURSES” on the Home page once you are logged into our website.
Part 1 – The State Board Exam is self paced online. It includes all study material and the written exam for Certification. The exam 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 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 Exam and Part 2 – Performing the EFDA procedures without instruction in our facility on the selected class date.
You can take the written exam 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.
A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification will be given upon demonstration of competency and satisfactory completion of a written and clinical test.
- Clinical Charting
- Polishing Clinical Crowns
- Apply Topical Fluoride
- Take Alginate Impressions
- Pouring Study Models
- Apply Dental Sealants
- Place/Remove Dental Dam
- Place/Remove Matrix Band
- Place/Remove Retraction Cord
- Place/Remove Periodontal Dressing
- Place/Remove Temporary Restorations
- Apply Liners and Bases
- Suture Removal
- Fabricating Temporary Crowns
- Removal of Excess Dental Cement
To view Videos on the Dental Assistant Procedures our instructors have recorded for students review that will be available for you to practice during this Refresher Course. Visit our YouTube Channel.
Select “Playlists” and “Dental Assistant Clinical Procedures”
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE EFDA 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
Disposable Gloves (5 pairs)
Temporary Crown and Bridge Material (whatever material your office uses)
Disposable Prophy Angle
Alginate (enough for upper and lower impressions)
Plaster or Stone (to pour Alginate Impression for Study Model)
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).
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.