Expanded Function Dental Assisting
The program provides didactic instruction, laboratory and clinical exercises for advanced operative procedures. The following seven weeks of instruction at the Center for Technology, Essex will consist of 98 hours of didactic instruction and 87 hours of laboratory practical experience before performing required clinical competencies under the direct supervision of the sponsoring dentist. The EFDA student’s externship will be with the sponsoring dentist or associates in practice if a primary dentist is unavailable. A final bench test will be administered using the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments criteria, formerly known as NERB.