SOUTH FLORIDA DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL

ADVANCED CERTIFICATIONS

These courses are available for dental assistants who already have on-the-job training and work experience.

Expanded Functions Certification

Course Description:

This two day course is for the dental assistant who has been formally trained by a licensed dentist. Students in the EFDA class must be able to perform all of the expanded functions in a clinical setting and pass a written exam with a grade of 75% or better to become certified.


Program Objectives:

To certify a dental assistant in the Expanded Functions procedure listed below as prescribed by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

  • Alginate Impressions
  • Temporary Restorations
  • Periodontal Dressing
  • Topical Anesthetic
  • Polishing
  • Temporary Crown & Bridge
  • Fabrication
  • Dental Dams
  • Retraction Cord
  • Suture Removal
  • Fluorides
  • Sealants
  • Matrices


Program Cost: $550

All material to be used will be included in the program cost!


Time Frame:

This is 2-day course held either on Fridays or Saturdays from 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Radiology Certification

Course Description:

This is a one day course for a dental assistant who is already trained by a licensed dentist in taking x-rays. Enrollee must possess at least three months continuous on-the-job training in the State of Florida through assisting in the positioning and exposing of dental radiographic film. After performing skills in a clinical setting and passing a written exam with a grade of 75% or better a certificate will be issued.


Program Objectives:

To certify a dental assistant in the radiographic procedures listed below as prescribed by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

  • Equipment Identification
  • Radiography Practice
  • Radiation Biology
  • Units of Measure
  • Types of Exposure
  • Doses
  • Tissue Sensitivity
  • X-Ray Protection
  • Radiographic Anatomy
  • Radiographic Film
  • Radiographic Techniques
  • Radiographic Development
  • Radiographic Processing
  • Supplemental Technique
  • Infection Control


Program Cost: $250

All material to be used will be included in the program cost!


Time Frame:

This is 1-day course held either on a Friday or Saturday from 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

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