Florida requires Out of State or on the Job Trained Dental Assistants to obtain BOTH their Florida EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) and Dental X-ray Certification. You can take each courses separately or at the same time or and obtain both of your Florida Certifications from our School in a Combo Course in 1 day! All our courses are Approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry.
To attend the EFDA and Dental X-ray Certification Courses you must provide proof of training in dental assisting by either having an employment/training verification form signed by a dentist (all forms are under “My Account” across the top of our website) or we can use your certifications from another state as proof of training in dental assisting. You can bring the signed Form or copy of you Out of State Certifications with you to “Part 2″ of the course for the Clinical Hands On Test held in our office on the designated date.
All our courses are in a hybrid with 2 Parts. Part 1 – the instructional written portion of the course and tests are completed online BEFORE you can attend Part 2. Part 2 is the clinical hands on portion of the course in person at our facility offered 1 day per month, the specified class date you selected. Your Florida Board of Dentistry Certification(s) will be given once you complete Part 1 and Part 2.
Part 1 – passing the online Quiz with a 75% or better and demonstration of competency in Part 2 of the Clinical Hands On Procedures in our facility. (see the Performance checklist in “My Account”)
The Dental X-ray course is divided into 5 Units. Each Unit will state information and instructions for that unit and will have a power point that you can view and/or download for that specific Unit. Once you review the material you are required to take an End of Course Online Quiz. The Quiz is not timed.
NOTE: If you are taking the EFDA/Xray Combo Course Certification you will have 2 course in your account (EFDA and Dental X-ray Separate). Follow the same steps for each course. The EFDA/Xray Combo Course is 2 separate courses
Instructions for Taking a Course
Once you register for the course, make payment and select the date that you wish to attend Part 2 of the course (the hands on portion in our facility) you will automatically have access to the material to begin Part 1. You can log in and out of the site as may times as needed until you complete Part 1 of the course the online portion using the Username and Password you set up when your registered for the course. Once you log in, go to the tab across the top “My Courses”. You can also download the material onto your computer to view offline.
You must email or fax us a Employment Verification Form prior to attending Part 2 of the course to (fax) 727.279.4631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions please feel free to call us at 727.914.0599