Expanded Duty Dental Assisting

Expanded Duty Dental Assisting at IBMC College

  • 40 hours
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Modern Dental Equipment
  • Classes offered at the Longmont campus

The accelerated program allows you the flexibility to be present at your job during the week and train on the weekends. This hands-on learning experience uses modern equipment to ensure you master the coursework. Small class sizes, capped at six students per session, allow you ample one-on-one training with the instructor. You will complete your program with confidence in your newly acquired skills.

Upcoming Classes

Classes held over three weeks on Fridays and Saturdays

At the Longmont Campus

September 2020
  • Friday, September 11th, through Friday, September 25th

Cost of Program

The cost for the program is $1,600 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 $600 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
*For payment details and to learn more about the payment plan, please contact IBMC College’s Vice President of Education.

EDDA Certification – Program Details

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
  • Etching
  • Bonding
  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed this program. The hands-on portion helped the chapters come to life. The instructors were very helpful and personable. I would definitely recommend this class to others who are seeking to further their knowledge and career in the dental field.”

- Taylor Hipp, Gentle Smiles of Colorado, EDDA Graduate

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