EFDA and/or Dental X-ray Combo Certification Course
Both Courses in 1 Day!
Minimum 3 Months Experience Required
(We have classes monthly)
Visit our website for the next class dates www.academy4da.com/schedule
In order to take these course(s) you must have a minimum of 3 months of dental assisting experience and be able to perform the dental assisting duties listed on the attached Performance Checklist without instruction. This class is for On The Job Trained or Out of State Dental Assistants needing their Florida Dental Assisting Certifications. This class is not to train you but to certify that you have been previously trained as a Dental Assistant and requires an employment verification form to be signed by a licensed dentist stating you have been trained as a dental assistant and can perform the dental assistant duties without instruction. The form is attached and can be signed the dentist you where previously employed even if it was out of state.
Please Note: The EFDA, X-ray 1 day Certification courses there is no “teaching” of any dental assistant skills. The 1 day courses are to “Certify” an already trained dental assistant and provide them their Florida EFDA – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification and Florida Dental Radiology Certification from the Florida Board of Dentistry.
In Florida, Dental Assistants need 2 certifications to be a Dental Assistant: FL EFDA AND FL Dental X-ray Certification. We offer each class separately or together. In order to take these course(s) you must have a minimum of 3 months of dental assisting experience and be able to perform the dental assisting duties listed below without instruction. This class is for On The Job Trained or Out of State Dental Assistants needing their Florida Dental Assisting Certifications. This class is not to train you but to certify that you have been previously trained as a Dental Assistant.
The courses are a blended/hybrid format with the instructional written portion of the course(s) and test(s) to be completed online BEFORE the class date you pick for the clinical hands on portion of the course to be completed in person at our facility. A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and/or Dental Radiology Certification will be given upon satisfactory completion of the online written test(s) with a 75% or better and demonstration of competency in the clinical hands on lab portion in our facility.
The blended/hybrid course(s) is 2 Parts.
Part 1 – the instructional written portion of the course(s) and test(s) are completed online BEFORE you can attend Part 2 – the clinical hands on portion of the course in person at our facility on a specified class date you choose, offered 1 day per month. Please see our class schedule to view the upcoming class dates for the course(s).
A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and/or Dental Radiology Certification will be given upon Completion of the online test(s) with a 75% or better and demonstration of competency in Part 2 of the Clinical Hands On portion of EFDA and/or Dental X-ray procedures in our facility.
You need to register for the Course(s) and make payment in full online on our website (www.academy4da.com) via our secure server with a credit or debit card to secure your seat in the course(s). Once you register and make payment (Add to Cart – top of website) you will automatically have access and can begin Part 1 of the course(s), the online study material and test(s). The Online Written Test(s) must be completed and submitted online at least 2 days prior to attending Part 2 – the Clinical Hands On portion of the course(s) on the specific date you selected at Registration.
** Please Note – the date you are selecting when you register is the date you will attend PART 2 – the Clinical Hands On portion of the course(s) to demonstrate your dental assisting skills, either X-ray only, EFDA Only or the Combo Course (EFDA & Dental X-ray) procedures. Part 1 begins as soon as payment is made. ** See the attached Performance Checklist for the procedures that will be done in Part 2.
You can login and out of the website as many times as you need to complete Part 1 – the Instruction Written Portion and Test(s) just be sure to submit your online test(s) at lest 2 days prior to Part 2 – the Clinical Hand On Portion of the course(s)
To register for the course you will need to go to our website www.academy4da.com Select “Sign Up” to register and then “Add to Cart” your desired course(s) then check out and make your payment. You will then use the Username and Password you set up at Registration to log into your account and Select “My Courses” to begin the online instructional portion of the course(s). Once you view the course material you will need to take the online test(s) and achieve a grade of 75 % or better to pass the instructional portion of the course and proceed to Part 2 the clinical hands on portion of the course at our facility on the designed course date you selected.
WHY PICK THIS COURSE OVER OTHERS?
Our School is Approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry to provide EFDA and Dental X-ray Certifications and is the only program that offers the blended/hybrid format allowing you to take the State Test(s) at your own pace when its convenient for you and only having to attend class in person 1 day to demonstrate your dental assisting skills. Most other schools are 3-5 days long over 2 weekends. Your time is to valuable for that. You don’t need to sit in a class and listen to someone lecture for hours and hours and then take a written test with the added pressure of the instructor and other students waiting for you to finish your test. Register for our Course(s) read the study material when you have the time, take the State Certification Test online by yourself when its convenient for you with no pressure (our test is not timed) and attend class 1 Day to show your Dental Assisting Skills and leave with your Florida EFDA and Dental X-ray Certifications from the Florida Board of Dentistry in hand.
4995 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
This course is for the dental assistant who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist in Expanded Functions Duties and/or Dental Radiography with a minimum of three months on the job training. Students in these courses must be able to perform the Expanded Function and/or X-ray duties in a clinical setting and pass an online exam with a grade of 75% or better to be issued their Florida EFDA and the Dental Radiology Certifications. This course is to certify that the dental assistant is knowledgeable in and able to perform the EFDA and/or X-ray procedures listed below.
This is not a training course you are required to be formally trained in these procedures and we will be certifying your ability to perform the EFDA and/or Dental X-ray performance.
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 lab portion of the course.
EFDA Clinical Lab Procedures:
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 Temporary Restorations, Apply Liners and Bases, Suture Removal, Fabricate Temporary Crowns, Removal of Excess Dental Cement
X-ray Clinical Lab Procedures – (We use Digital X-rays)
FMX Mounting (traditional films), Rinn Assembly, Positioning of Rinns, Development of X-rays
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE EFDA/COMBO CLINICAL LAB PORTION:
(no supplies needed if taking only the Dental X-ray Course)
4 hole slow speed motor with a straight attachment (for polishing & making a temporary PFM)
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)
1 Piece of Dental Dam Material
Basic set up (mirror/explorer/cotton pliers/air-water tip)
Disposable saliva ejectors
Disposable gloves (5 pairs)
Complete X-ray Rinn (anterior) – if taking Combo course
Complete X-ray Rinn (posterior) – if taking Combo Course
Complete X-ray Rinn (bitewing) – If taking Combo Course
(Arm, Ring, Bite block for digital x-rays – if your office doesn’t use digital still bring X-ray supplies and you can use our x-ray bite block for a digital sensor)
Digital sensor sleeve
You can bring your own supplies or they can be rented for $50.
Please review the Performance Checklist (attached) for the materials needed to bring to class. Whichever brand of materials your offices uses for the listed procedures on the list can be used. 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.
IF YOU ARE ONLY COMPLETING THE X-RAY COURSE YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE THE X-RAY PORTION AT THE TOP OF THE PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST AND NO SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED FOR X-RAY ONLY COURSE.
6 WEEK ORTHODONTIC DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING COURSE: $850
FINANCING IS AVAILABLE:
Selecting and pre-sizing orthodontic bands
Selecting and pre-sizing archwires prescribed by dentist
Selecting extra-oral appliances by pre-selection or pre-measurement
Removing and recementing properly contoured & fitted loose bands that are not permanently attached to any appliance
Making impressions for study models which are made for the purpose of fabricating orthodontic retainers
Placing or removing prescribed pre-treatment separators
Securing or unsecuring an archwire by attaching or removing the fastening device
***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 TAKING THE X-RAY CERTIFICATION COURSE ONLY THEN YOU WILL ONLY LEGALLY BE ALLOWED TO TAKE X-RAYS. TO ASSIST THE DENTIST WITH DENTAL PROCEDURES YOU WILL ALSO NEED YOUR EFDA CERTIFICATION. FLORIDA DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY OTHER STATES CERTIFICATIONS.****
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL THE FLORIDA BOARD OF DENTISTRY TO CONFIRM 850.245.4474
Our business office must be notified in writing 7 days prior to the class date in order to receive a refund or transfer to another class date. If a 7 day notice is not given there will be a $100 transfer fee to move to another class. ALL REFUNDS OMIT 3% TRANSACTION CHARGES THAT STUDENT PAYS WHEN USING DEBIT / CREDIT CARD.
To Register go to www.academy4da.com