Sinclair Community College’s Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Program is designed to train Registered Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in the art of Restorative Dentistry. Upon successful completion of this program, an auxiliary is eligible to sit for the state certifying examination.
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 facilities. The Ohio State Dental Board allows Certified Dental Assistants, Registered Dental Assistants, and Registered Dental Hygienists to enroll in this training. Emphasis is placed on sealants, amalgam restorations, composite restorations and temporary restorations. Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in restorative dentistry as it relates to expanded functions in Ohio. Once the training is complete, the student must take a state written and practical exam to demonstrate proficiency in placement of dental restorations. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
The Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Profession offers opportunities with excellent income and flexible scheduling. While most EFDAs work in general and specialty dental offices, alternative career opportunities are available. These include public health departments, community programs and clinics, teaching institutions, consumer advocate and consulting.
The student must take a state written and practical exam to demonstrate proficiency in placement of dental restorations. After successful completion of the exam, the student must register with the Ohio State Dental Board as a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. This is currently a certification with biennial registration.
To be accepted for this program you must provide proof of the following:
|EFD 1102||Dental Anatomy for Dental Auxiliaries||1|
|EFD 1202||Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries I||6|
|EFD 1203||Lab for Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries I||0|
|EFD 1302||Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries II||6|
|EFD 1303||Lab for Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliaries II||0|