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Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary


Expand Your On-the-Job Knowledge

What You’ll Learn

Students learn advanced skills and responsibilities to assist dentists in providing comprehensive dental care. These courses typically cover a range of topics, including restorative, orthodontic, and periodontal procedures. A student considering this course can expect to learn to:

  • Identify the basic anatomy of the permanent dentition.
  • Distinguish between Class I, II, III, IV, and V restorations.
  • Manipulate hand instruments to properly place, carve, and finish amalgam restorations.
  • Manipulate hand instruments to properly place and finishcomposite restorations.
  • Identify the components of the Indiana Dental Law thatallow dental assistants to complete EFDA tasks.
  • Identify the dental materials specifically related to EFDA and manipulate them according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Utilize the rubber dam effectively.

Career Options

This course can help dental assistants further their knowledge and augment their skill set in the dentistry field, making them more desirable in the job market and increase their earning potential.

Class Details

Currently working as a Dental Assistant


Graduate of a Dental Assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association OR Passed the DANB exams and CDA is in good standing OR One year employed as Dental Assistant

Upcoming Classes

We’re sorry, this class is not currently scheduled at any Ivy Tech location, but it may be offered again in the future.

Contact your local Ivy Tech campus with questions about when this class may be offered.

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