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Dental Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certificate

This 18-credit certificate program is designed to prepare certified Dental Assistants and licensed Dental Hygienists to become licensed in Washington State as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). Course content is desigted to prepare students for the Washington Restorative Exam (WARE) and the restorative portion of the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB). The program combines didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction to prepare EFDA's for such duties as placing and contouring restorations, final impressions, and performing certain dental assisting procedures under general supervision.

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  • Quarter 1
  • EFDA 100DENTAL ANATOMY1 credits

    This course will provide students with terminology and features of the dentition and oral cavity. Emphasis will be on detailed study of each permanent and primary tooth in order to prepare students for restoring harmonious function and form. Prerequisites: Admission to EFDA program.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission to the EFDA program

    Future Offerings
    9/29-12/12Online BEEBE COpenings: 18
  • EFDA 101RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY I3 credits

    This course covers foundational knowledge in dental materials science. These principles will be specifically applied to amalgam and composite restorations. This course will be intense to allow us to begin placing restorations in the companion lab course EFDA 102 as soon as possible. Prerequisite: Admission to the EFDA program.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission to the EFDA program

    Future Offerings
    9/29-12/12Online BEEBE COpenings: 18
  • EFDA 102RESTORATIVE LAB I2 credits

    This course will introduce students to the manipulation and placement of restorative materials. Students will apply concepts from dental anatomy and materials science to restorative procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to the EFDA program.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission to the EFDA program

    Future Offerings
    9/29-12/12ARR 6:30p-9:30pBEEBE COpenings: 18
  • Quarter 2
  • EFDA 110PRINCIPLES OF DENTAL ASSISTING2 credits

    This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform certain EFDA procedures under general supervision. Students will be familiar with legal and ethical aspects of dental practice and be versed in common medical conditions and pharmacology. Prerequisite: EFDA 100 - Dental Anatomy.

    Prerequisite:
    EFDA 100 - Dental Anatomy
  • EFDA 111RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY II2 credits

    This course is a continuation of EFDA 101. Materials and procedures associated with restorative dentistry including adhesion, liners and bases, and occlusion. Prerequisite: EFDA 101- Restorative Dentistry I.

    Prerequisite:
    EFDA 101 - Restorative Dentistry I
  • EFDA 112RESTORATIVE LAB II2 credits

    This course is a continuation of EFDA 102. Student will continue to practice skills placing amalgam and composite restorations on typodonts. Students will also practice skills discussed in the concurrent lecture EFDA 110. Prerequisite: EFDA 102 - Restorative Laboratory I.

    Prerequisite:
    EFDA 102 - Restorative Laboratory I
  • Quarter 3
  • EFDA 120FINAL IMPRESSIONS1 credits

    Theory and practice of preliminary and final impressions as well as bite registration. Computer assisted design will be included. Prerequisite: EFDA 110 - Principles of Dental Assisting.

    Prerequisite:
    EFDA 110 - Principles of Dental Assisting
  • EFDA 122RESTORATIVE LAB III2 credits

    This course will focus on preparing students for the Restorative WREB exam. Class II composites and amalgams will be emphasized. Students will participate in a mock exam. Students will also place final impressions on a typodont concurrent with EFDA120. Prerequisite: EFDA 111 - Restorative Dentistry II.

    Prerequisite:
    EFDA 111 - Restorative Dentistry II
  • EFDA 123RESTORATIVE CLINICAL PRACTICE3 credits

    This clinical course provides practice in EFDA skills. Emphasis will be on the placement of amalgam and composite restorations on patients. Patient care will be provided in both on-campus clinics and off-campus extern sites. Prerequisite: EFDA 112 - Restorative Laboratory II.

    Prerequisite:
    EFDA 112 - Restorative Laboratory II
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS18 credits

Program Entry Information

The program only starts in Fall Quarter.

Program Start

  • Completed BTC admissions application;
  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent; acceptable documents include a copy of your high school diploma, high school transcript, or GED certificate;
  • Evidence of completion of a Dental Assisting Education Program accredited by the ADA Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or…Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certified Dental Assistant OR Dental Hygienist with limited license;
  • Provide evidence that you have completed seven hours of HIV/AIDS training;
  • Possess and maintain a current CPR card. Minimum CPR required is HO 127-Healthcare Provider (6-hr);
  • Evidence of experience working as a Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist within the last 5 years for at least 3500 hours. A letter on company letterhead, signed by a supervisor or HR staff verifying the above details including dates of employment is sufficient evidence;
  • Provide evidence that you have a Dentist willing to sponsor you as a mentor and provide clinical experience;
  • Provide evidence of negative test for tuberculosis from physician or health department;
  • Complete Hepatitis B immunization series (students should note that the cost of this immunization is estimated to be approximately $225.00).

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS-T degree.

  • Accuplacer sentence skills of 86 and reading comprehension score of 85 or completion of AENGL 100 Applied English or ENGL& 101 English Composition I with a "C" or above.

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Program Outcomes

  • Recognize the role and laws of the EFDA in expanding access to care;
  • Take final impressions on a typodont;
  • Recall procedures for coronal polish, radiographs, fluoride treatment, sealants, oral hygiene instruction, and infection control;
  • Place amalgam restorations on a typodont and on a patient, restoring function and anatomy to harmonious form;
  • Place composite restorations on a typodont and on a patient, restoring function and anatomy to harmonious form.

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Christine Harwood

360 752-8570

charwood@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

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