Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
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As an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (sometimes also referred to as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant), your daily job duties may expand to include:
- Caries and cavity classifications
- Tooth morphology
- Cavity preparations
- Properties of amalgam
- Esthetic restorative materials and procedures
- Placement of bases and liners
- Composite resin
- Amalgam utilizing two-handed and four-handed dentistry
- Crown and Bridge Impressions
- Cord Packing
- Temporary Crown Fabrication and Cementation
- Orthodontics (time permitting to include Wire Placement, Ligature, Bracket Cementation)
There are no prerequisites for dental assistants with two or more years of chair-side experience in the field.
Dental assistants with less than 24 months of chair-side work experience in the field need a dental assisting certification to enroll in this program. The minimum is six months actively working as a chair-side certified dental assistant, and must be working at the time of class.
“I took the Expanded Duty Dental Assistant course and the instructor was very helpful. The staff was more than willing to help with anything that you needed. I would recommend this school to anyone who’s looking to either start a career or further their career”
- Erika Espinoza, EDDA Graduate
Classes held over three weeks on Fridays and Saturdays
At the Fort Collins Campus
May 2019 (Registration Now Available)
- Friday, May 3, through Friday, May 17
- Friday, September 6, through Friday, September 20
At the Longmont Campus
March 2019 (Registration Now Available)
- Friday, March 8, through Friday, March 22
- Friday, July 12, through Friday, July 26
- Friday, November 8, through Friday, November 22
Cost of Program
The cost for the program is $1,500 in total* (includes the final exam, books, and materials for the course), but we offer a payment plan if students are not able to pay in full at time of enrollment.
- The payment plan requires the down payment of $500 at time of enrollment
- The second payment of $500 is due before the first day of class
- The final payment of $500 is due before the final day of class