Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Programs at Westmoreland

Gain Advanced Skills in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting

Students in the Dental Hygiene Clinic

Beginning in the fall of 2019, Westmoreland will offer a degree in addition to a certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting.

Expanded Functions Dental Assisting, AAS

Registered dental hygienists or dental assistants can climb the career ladder by completing this program,  which provides the necessary education to broaden the scope of practice. Graduates of the EFDA program are qualified to take the Pennsylvania Certification Exam for EFDA. The program includes lab experience in the college campus facility and clinical experience in a dental office. View the AAS degree in the College Catalog

Expanded Functions Dental Assisting, Certificate

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Place and remove rubber dams
  • Place and remove matrices and wedges
  • Apply cavity liners and bases
  • Place and condense amalgam restorations
  • Carve and contour amalgam restorations
  • Place and finish composite resin restorations
  • Place sealants
  • Perform coronal polishing
  • Perform a fluoride application

View the certificate in the College Catalog | Gainful Employment Disclosure

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