This (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification Course is designed to certify the dental auxiliary in the performance of expanded functions duties. It will include those duties which may be performed under the supervision of a dentist and for which formal training is required. This course is administered in accordance with the Florida Board of Dentistry rule 64B5-16.005. A minimum of three months of experience as a chairside dental assistant is required to attend this course.
This 16-hour (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification Course is for the dental assistant who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist in expanded functions tasks with a minimum of three months on the job training. Students in the (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification Course must be able to perform the expanded functions skills in a clinical setting and pass an online written exam with a grade of 75% or better to be issued a Florida (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification.
The (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification Course will be given in a hybrid/blended format. Half the course will be online and half will be in person in our facility. The instructional portion of the EFDA course will be available online for students to review the material and take the EFDA Certification test. A score of 75% or better must be obtained in order for the student to continue with the 8-hour clinical portion of the course in our facility. Once the online EFDA test has been completed, the student will then attend the second portion of the course in person in our facility to demonstrate their proficiency in the EFDA procedures. After both portions of the course are completed the student will be administered their Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification.
A Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification will be given upon demonstration of competency and satisfactory completion of a written and clinical test.
This class is an online blended class. Students must have access to a computer and Internet for the program. Also students must have basic computer knowledge to ensure proper operation of online class work.
To prepare the students for the Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification examination by demonstrating proficiency in:
- 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
- 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
These items must be brought to class and are not provided by the school but can be rented for $50 the day of class. Bring enough supplies to use in the course, approximately 2 of each disposable item.
4995 49th Street N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
We serve all of Florida: St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Ocala, Port Richey, Lakeland, Venice, Largo, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Bradenton, Miami, etc.
Location: 4995 49th Street N., St. Petersburg, Florida
Become a Florida Dental Assistant. Florida Dental Assistant School offering Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification, Dental X-ray Certification and Orthodontic Dental Assistant Training.
Our business office must be notified in writing 7 business days prior to the class date in order to receive a refund or transfer to another class date, otherwise a $100 Transfer Fee is added to the student’s account. All refunds omit the 3% transaction fees that the student pays when using a debit card/ credit card.