Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)

The expanded functions dental auxiliary (EFDA) technology program prepares one for a career as an advanced dental professional employed by private dental offices, dental clinics and public health facilities.

This program is available to students who are interested in learning expanded restorative procedures (how to fill teeth) and are currently Ohio or nationally certified dental assistants (CDA), registered dental hygienists (RDH), or dental hygiene students who have completed a minimum of one year in an ADA accredited degree program.

After two semesters of study and completion of the major courses, students will earn a career enhancement certificate and are eligible to sit for the Ohio EFDA examination offered by either the Commission on Dental Testing (CODT) or the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA). If successful on the state’s written and practical exam, and upon registration with the Ohio State Dental Board, a successful applicant will be permitted to use the EFDA initials following their name.

An associate of science degree in expanded functions dental auxiliary technology may be earned through the completion of additional coursework during three additional semesters of study.

Major courses (DHY226, DHY227) only offer a fall or spring start.

Enrollment in the EFDA program is limited. Admission is offered to eligible applicants on a space available basis. The EFDA program requires a separate application; admission to the College does not automatically mean acceptance into the EFDA program.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

DAS225
Dental Morphology for Expanded
Functions Dental Auxiliary
DAS226
Expanded Dental Assisting I
DAS227
Expanded Dental Assisting II
MTH125
College Algebra
SSC101
Student Success Seminar
BIO101
Introduction to Anatomy and
Physiology
DAS228
Directed Clinical Practice
ITD122
Computer Applications for
Professionals
SOC121
Sociology
PSY121
General Psychology
ENG124
College Composition
DAS128
Intro to Dental Anatomy and
Terminology
BIO121
Anatomy and Physiology I (lab)
COM121
Effective Speaking
PSY124
Industrial/Organizational
Psychology
SOC225
Cultural Diversity
BIO122
Anatomy and Physiology II (lab)
BUS121
Business Administration
ENG230
Business Communication
PHL122
Ethics

TOTAL CREDITS 60

Course Sequence

Career Enhancement Certificate (PDF)

DAS128
Introduction to Dental Terminology
and Anatomy
DAS225
Dental Morphology for the Expanded
Functions Dental Auxiliary
DAS226
Expanded Dental Assisting I
DAS227
Expanded Dental Assisting II
DAS228
Directed Clinical Practice

TOTAL CREDITS 14