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 Licensed 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.
Course of studies include:
Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate is a one-year hands-on certificate. The Certificate Program provides the student with opportunities to acquire knowledge in the area of dental anatomy, oral histology, manipulation of dental materials, infection control & material safety review, instrument sterilization and disinfection. Concepts of occlusion, isolation and ergonomics are also covered. Lab sessions are complemented by planned practical experiences in the on-campus and off-site dental clinic and dental offices. Students should be aware that fine motor skills and dexterity to manipulate dental materials and instruments in the oral cavity are required to pass required competencies.
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