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Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Train for your EFDA diploma in as little as 10 months!
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Get hands-on training and prep for EFDA certification.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Find your polish with KTI’s real-world EFDA training.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Continue your education and expand your dental assisting skill set.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Train to assist dentists with EFDA functions like occlusions, rubber dams and more.
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Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)*

  • icon_moon 1 evening per week plus Saturdays
  • icon_calendar 10 months to complete (1 evening plus Saturdays)

Ready to advance your dental assistant career? Our Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) diploma program provides the experienced dental assistant the skill set specific to EFDA functions outlined by the Pennsylvania Dental Board. These include occlusions, rubber dams, matrix and wedge, bases and lines, amalgam restoration, composite restoration, sealants, crown and bridge provisional fabrication, coronal polishing, fluoride treatments, including fluoride varnish, and taking impressions for study models.

Prep to take the required Pennsylvania EFDA licensure exam and put your new skills to work in dentist offices, public health clinics and dental surgery clinics. Exam licensure is not required to graduate from the program, though it is required to work as an EFDA in Pennsylvania. KTI’s Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) curriculum is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.

Our Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) program provides real-world training:
  • Prep for Pennsylvania state licensure as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
  • Knowledge of composite resins, contouring materials, clamps and procedure
  • Training to place and remove rubber dams and matrix band procedures
  • Skills to place and finish amalgam and composite restorations
  • Assist dentists during dental treatment procedures
  • 180 hours of didactic/lab and 120 hours of clinical training
*Applicants to the Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) program are not eligible for government based financial aid such as Pell Grants and Stafford Loans.

Expand your current dental assisting skills.
Prep for EFDA licensure by Pennsylvania Dental Board.
Learn to remove rubber dams, matrix band procedures and more.
What’s your future?
KTI’s Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) program provides training for this growing career.
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dental assistant positions

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