Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate
One option in the Dental Assisting Program leads to a certificate in dental assisting with the potential credentials of Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). This option is available to the certified dental assistant (CDA), registered dental hygienist (RDH), or Ohio certified dental assistant (CODA) who may be working full time and is interested in learning expanded restorative procedures (how to fill teeth). This program consists of two semesters and one summer session and is designed for the part-time student. In the spring semester, the student will be required to complete additional time on campus in the college’s dental clinic, along with a satellite program completed in the student’s assigned dental office, in order to fulfill the student’s clinical requirements. After successful completion of this program, the student qualifies to sit for the state of Ohio EFDA Examination. If successful on the state’s written and practical exam, the graduate is permitted to use the EFDA initials following his/her name.
Students who are enrolled in this certificate program are not eligible to receive federal financial aid (Pell, FSEOG). This program is also ineligible for VA funding.
For more information and to apply to the EFDA program, check here .
Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.
This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.