Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
Certificate of Achievement
Credits: 9 |
Length of Program: 3 quarters
Subject: Dental Assisting
Ed Plan / Class List
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary I
2 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces placement of amalgam and composite restorations and taking final impressions. Students begin placing amalgam and composite restorations on typodonts. Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary program.
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary II
3 Credits Search Schedule
Covers pharmacology, emergency management, and root canal treatment as they pertain to Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries and includes introductions to ethics, jurisprudence, and diversity as they pertain to health care workers. Students improve their skills placing fillings on typodonts and take final impressions on patients. Prerequisite: Successful completion of DENT 200.
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary III
4 Credits Search Schedule
Prepares students for the successful completion of the practical Western Regional Exam Board (WREB) exam and written Washington Restorative Exam (WARE) required for EFDA licensure. Students also place fillings on live patients under the supervision of their sponsoring dentists. Prerequisite: Successful completion of DENT 201.
Effective Catalog Year 2020-2021
PRE-ENTRANCE EXAM: Once all applications are received, a limited number of applicants will be chosen to take the Pre-entrance Exam in July. This exam consists of a written portion covering basic chairside assisting and a practical portion to include coronal polishing, sealants, and radiographs. All applicants must pass each section before being considered for the EFDA program.
SPONSORING DENTIST: This is normally the employer of the EFDA applicant. The sponsoring dentist provides mentoring, instructional support, and the clinical aspect of the second two quarters of the program.