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Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate (EFDA)

Proposed Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate Program

The Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate is designed to prepare graduates for positions in private practice dental offices, dental clinics; federal, state and municipal health departments; and correctional institutions. The Ohio State Dental Board allows Certified Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists to take this training. Emphasis is placed on sealants, amalgam restorations, composite restorations and temporary restorations. Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in expanded functions of dentistry. Once the training is complete, the student must take a state written and practical exam to demonstrate proficiency in placement of dental restorations.

The EFDA Certificate includes:

Summer Semester (8 weeks)
HIT 125 - Language of Medicine 3 lec 3 credits
SPE ___- Speech Elective* 3 lec 3 credits
DHY 121 - Tooth Morphology for Dental Assistants** 3 lab 1 credit
7 credits
Fall Semester
DHY 153 - EFDA I 1 lec   3 lab 2 credits
DHY 154 - EFDA I Practicum 8 prac 1 credit
3 credits
Spring Semester
DHY 155 - EFDA II 1 lec   3 lab 2 credits
DHY 156 - EFDA II Practicum 8 prac 1 credit
DHY 160 - Mock EFDA Exam 3 lab 1 credit
4 credits

*includes SPE 100, SPE 101, SPE 102

**Students must obtain a "B" (minimum 85% in DHY scale) or better in the course to remain in the Certificate Program.

Campus Offered:
Toledo

State Certification:
The Ohio State Dental Board
77 South High Street , 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6135

Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio
5837 Karric Square, PMB 208
Dublin, Ohio 43016-4216


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