What is an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary?

An Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, or EFDA, performs chair side assistant duties in all phases of restorative, surgical, endodontic, prosthodontic, and periodontal treatment as provided in general dentistry. In Ohio, an EFDA has to complete an Ohio Board-approved EFDA training course that is accredited, which typically involves 9 months of classwork. Other requirements for an EFDA include being a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) – certified through the Dental Association National Board, and holding a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. An EFDA also has to pass the Ohio State Dental Board exam for an expanded function dental auxiliary. After passing the exam and completing all of the other requirements, they have to apply to the Ohio State Dental Board for registration as an EFDA. An EFDA may perform advanced remediable intra-oral dental tasks and/or procedures under the direct supervision and full responsibility of a licensed dentist.

About HealthPark Dentistry:

HealthPark Dentistry is a prevention-focused, affordable, high quality dental care practice serving Tipp City, Troy, Vandalia, and the surrounding North Dayton communities. We have: 3 General Dentists, 1 Pediatric Dentist, 1 Orthodontist, 1 Periodontist, and an Oral Surgeon – all in one location in Tipp City to take care of all of your oral health needs. Please visit our website at www.healthparkdentistry.com to request an appointment online or learn more about HealthPark Dentistry.

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