Expanded Functions Dental Assisting
LCCC offers a diploma program for dental assistants called Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. The mission of the LCCC Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Program is to prepare students to acquire the academic and practical knowledge for a specialty in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA). EFDAs can perform all the duties of a dental assistant - and more such as applying sealants, taking impressions, performing coronal polishing, applying topical anesthetic or applying topical fluoride, to name a few. EFDAs must be skilled multitaskers because they are responsible for so many duties. Because of their advanced standing, EFDAs often earn higher salaries.
Notes: This is a part-time program only
This program provides the student the opportunity to
- Develop marketable skills in expanded duties clinical procedures.
The graduate of this program is able to:
- Perform reversible restorative procedures in accordance with the criteria set by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.
- Complete steps necessary to become certified as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania.