Welcome to the website for the Missouri Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program. As an education tool for both doctors and assistants, we hope the site will help you learn more about the important role of EFDAs in Missouri and the steps to certification.
Read some of the most common topics asked about the EFDA program, including:
- Program Overview
- Course Eligibility
- Supervision & Delegation
- Basic Skill Review & Exam
- EFDA Permit Process
- Other FAQs
The Missouri Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. The Missouri Dental Association designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.
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Allied Dental Businesses
The MDA EFDA Program wishes to thank these allied dental businesses for their support of the program.
Edmonds Dental Prosthetics donated 15 denture setups to be used as a teaching tool for the Removable Prosthetics course. The value of these setups is approximately $5,000.
Goetze Dental donated instruments (14 each of crown and bridge scissors, rubber clamps and acorn carvers) for the Restorative course toolkits. The value of these instruments is approximately $500.
Friday, May 17 Cameron
Monday, June 17 Ballwin
Friday, July 26 Hannibal
Friday, October 18 Lee's Summit
No courses scheduled at this time
Friday, June 14 St. Louis (Course Full)
Friday, September 20 Lee's Summit
Basic Skills Review & Exam
Course sizes are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis. You are encouraged to register early to ensure availability.
In order to take Expanded Function courses you must have taken the Missouri Basic Skills Mastery Exam or currently be a Certified Dental Assistant through DANB. Need certification?
What should you know before sending an assistant to an EFDA course? Better understand the value of EFDAs and how to utilize an EFDA to more productively treat patients.
What do you need to do to prepare to take a course? Why would you want to be an EFDA and what skills can you expect to learn? Learn how expanded functions increase your value to the dental team. R
Learn about the four EFDA courses offered including an overview of skills taught for each as a part of the didactic and clinical portions.