Entry Level Dental Assisting With Expanded Functions & Radiology


288 Hours


18 Weeks


Hands-On Training With Advanced Techniques


Externship With Board Certified Dentist


10 Student Maximum


Flexible Class Times

Advanced Course Classes Include:

Tooth morphology/anatomy/descriptions * Tooth structures* Cavity classifications/charting * instrumentation * advanced restorative procedures * Dental Cements* Alginates/stones/models * clinical lab techniques/radiographic

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Entry Level Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions and Radiology

The title E.F.D.A. is a term used for assistants who have acquired a higher level of mastered skills. Expanded Functions Dental Assisting operates under the dentist direction in the dental office. You will earn a certificate of completion. The class meeting times are flexible depending on the availability of the group. Many of those that attend the course are working professionals. However, 6 classes must be attended to graduate from the E.F.D.A. training program. Nadine Jordan teaches this course and is a 25-year veteran in E.F.D.A. To provide the best hands-on training available this class has a maximum capacity of 10 students. 


Course Requirements

Florida In June 2019, a new rule became effective that allows dental assistants who have met training requirements to perform, under the direct supervision of a dentist, remediable restorative functions, including the following: • placing, packing and contouring amalgam and composite restorations, and •

To perform restorative functions, a dental assistant must meet prerequisites for the mandatory training course and complete the mandatory training course. Mandatory training course prerequisites: • Be at least 18 years of age; • Be a high school graduate or hold a High School Equivalency Certificate; • Hold current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certificate; • Graduate from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-accredited dental assisting program or a Florida Board-approved expanded functions program;

Upcoming Class Dates

FALL 2019 | Accepting Applications


Additional classes may be held due to increased demand for the program. Email Nadine for more info…


“DOT was the best program I have ever taken. I went to Ivy Tech before and decided a long term school wasn’t for me. I had a friend who came to DOT about a year ago and she loved it so I figured why not give it a shot and it never felt like we were even learning anything. I had never thought about dental and I ended up loving it! I would recommend this program to anyone!”


“Best experience!!! They make it so much fun and are so good at teaching it in a way you can understand! Love this school!!”

Rebecca Buckley, DOT NORTH ALUMNI

“Professional and informative classes. Great staff!! Would recommend to anyone wanting to further their career or start fresh!”


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