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Expanded Duties/Functions DA (EDDA) / (EFDA)

approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry

Take The Next Step In Your Career!

After working for 6 month as a Dental Assistant you are legible to take your career to the Next level and become an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant.  
By becoming an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), you will be able to perform more advanced tasks without direct supervision or your dentist. With these new responsibilities, you will be able to have a higher salary and greater job security. On Average EDDA’s are paid $3 to $5 more per hour compared to CDA’s.

Why Assisting 101 EDDA Program Is Among The Best In The State

EDDA’s are extremely important and valuable to a dental practice because they are legally able to perform essential time saving tasks without the direct supervision of the Dentist. 
Georgia Board of Dentistry has Approved Assisting 101 to teach, certify, and ensure Expanded Duties Dental Assistants abide by the requirements set by the Board of Dentistry in Georgia. 
Like our Dental Assisting Program The EDDA Program has is created with the student in mind and to allow for best learning experience. On registration students will receive access to our in-depth online learning portal. This will allow our students to learn many of the conceptual and 
academic portions through easy to understand PowerPoints, Videos, and Demonstrations that can be completed at anytime at your own pace. 
This is followed by a two day Hands-On clinical portion in a small class (5 Students) to go over the skills and ensure proper training and understanding of the skills.  

Interested? Here is How To Start!

1. Select The Program and Enroll. 

  1. EDDA Only
  2. EDDA & Coronal Polishing
  3. Coronal Polishing Only

2. Access the Online Platform. 
Once you Enroll your will receive an email with directions on how to access the online platform. 

3.  Upload Affidavit from Employer. 
on the platform you will be able to download 

  1. Email your Affidavit that needs to be signed by your current employer and Dental Assistant Certification.*
  2. Start and complete your online learning.
  3. Come in for in person training 

*To be eligible to attend the program, dental assistants must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Possess current certification that the candidate is a Certified Dental Assistant.
  2. Be a graduate of a one (1) year accredited dental assisting program or a dental assisting program approved by the Board. 
  3. Have been employed as a chair side assistant by a licensed dentist for a continuous six (6) month period within the previous three (3) years.  
  4. In addition, the candidate must have a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof and proof of current CPR certification.
Questions? Email [email protected] to set up a phone call with our Director. 

What do i get after graduation?

Only dental assistants that have passed each step will be eligible for a certificate for expanded duties. Each certificate will allow a dental assistant to perform the duties listed below:

  • Apply desensitizing agents to root surfaces of teeth and prepared dentinal surfaces of teeth prior to cementation of temporary restorations and crowns, bridges, or inlays.
  • Place cavity liner, base or varnish over unexposed pulp.
  • Intraoral fabrication of temporary crowns and bridges. All such adjustments must be performed extra orally.
  • Perform face bow transfer.
  • Make impressions to be used to repair a damaged prosthesis.
  • Place periodontal dressing.
  • Redressing (not initial placement of dressing) and removing dressing from alveolar sockets in post-operative osteitis when the patient is uncomfortable due to the loss of dressing from the alveolar socket in a diagnosed case of post-operative osteitis.
  • Make impressions to be used to fabricate a night guard (bruxism or muscle relaxation appliance). All adjustments must be performed extra orally. The final adjustment must be made by the dentist.
  • Monitor the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen; turn off nitrous oxide/oxygen at the completion of the dental procedure and make adjustments to the level of nitrous oxide/oxygen, but only following the specific instructions of the dentist.
  • Apply topical anti-cariogenic agents.
  • Apply pit and fissure sealants, and primer and bonding agents to etched enamel or dentin; and light-cure with a fiber-optic light source (not to include the use of a laser device).
  • Packing and removing retraction cord, as prescribed by the dentist, so long as said cord is used solely for restorative dental procedures.
  • Changing of bleaching agent, following initial applications by the dentist, during the bleaching process of vital and non-vital teeth after the placement of a rubber dam; and applying the fiber-optic light source of a curing light for activation of the bleach (not to include the use of a laser device).
  • Rebond brackets after a licensed dentist have examined the affected tooth and surrounding gingiva and found no evidence of pathology.
  • Remove bonded brackets with hand instruments only.
  • Make impressions for passive orthodontic appliances.
  • Apply primer and bonding agents to etched enamel or dentin; and light cure with a fiber-optic light source (not to include use of a laser device)
  • Digital scans for fabrication orthodontic appliances and model

Expanded Duties (EFDA)

$ 589 One Time
  • Expanded Duties Full Tuition
  • Expanded Duties Full Tuition
  • Expanded Duties Full Tuition

Coronal Polishing & (EFDA)___

$ 689 One Time
  • $ 500 Deposit
  • 18 consecutive weekly payments (auto-drafted)
  • Includes a $500 Payment plan fee
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Coronal Polishing

$ 259 One Time
  • $500 Deposit
  • 10 consecutive weekly payments (auto-drafted)
  • Includes a $300 Payment plan fee
None of those options work for you? That’s okay. Contact us to inquire about a customized payment plan.

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