Expanded Functions for the Dental Auxiliary
Certification Course

36-hour Certification Course including Fabrication of Provisional Crowns.

This course is approved for certification and training in Expanded Functions for dental auxiliaries in Florida and Georgia per Florida Statutes, Section 466.024(6) and Board of Dentistry Rule 64B5-16.005.


This three phase participation course is designed to teach the auxiliary to perform those expanded functions listed below including fabrication of provisional crowns. This course will include those duties which may be performed under the supervision of a dentist and for which formal training is required.

Minimum of three months of experience as a general practice chair-side dental assistant or hygienist OR completion of the Fundamentals of Dental Assisting Course. A form will be provided upon registration to certify experience. Attendance of both Phase 2 & 3 is required for certification.
Standard cancellation policy does not apply for this course – See end of page for details.

EFDA – PHase I

Online Instruction

After registering, students will receive an email with access to Phase I – Online Instruction in Canvas. Students will use Canvas to submit the below prerequisites and complete all online modular sessions and quizzes prior to attending the first clinical session.

Prerequisites and Modules are to be completed in Canvas the Monday prior to the first clinical session.

EFDA – Phase II

Part 1 Clinical Instruction

Students will participate in a review of the online modules and begin clinical participation.

EFDA – Phase III

Part 2 Clinical Instruction

Students will continue with clinical participation, complete the written examination and complete a final clinical examination.

Attendance of both Phase II and III is required for certification.

Certificates will be awarded upon demonstration of competency and satisfactory completion of written and clinical post-tests.


To provide training for certification in the following expanded functions:

  • Laws & Rules
  • Infection Control
  • Taking impressions for study casts
  • Topical application of fluoride (including foam & varnish)
  • Placing and removing rubber dams
  • Placing and removing periodontal dressings
  • Polishing clinical crowns for removal of stains
  • Polishing amalgam restorations
  • Placing and removing matrices
  • Placing intra-coronal provisional (temporary) restorations
  • Placing bases and liners
  • Suture removal
  • Application of pit & fissure sealants
  • Preliminary charting
  • Packing and removing retraction cord
  • Fabricating provisional crowns
  • Cementing provisional crowns with temporary cement

All necessary supplies and instruments will be provided, including a four-hole slow speed handpiece with contra-angle and prophy angle, rubber dam tray and operative tray. However, please bring your own safety glasses if you need special glasses.

More info


You must complete everything on this list the Monday prior to the first clinical session.

  1. Canvas – You will be emailed instructions and link to access Canvas after registering for the course.
    • Complete all online modules and assignments in Canvas
  2. Documents – Complete and upload below documents to Canvas
  3. PurchaseEssentials of Dental Assisting Textbook, 5th Edition, Robinson and Bird, Elsevier, ISBN-10: 1437704235
    • The workbook is not necessary | You may purchase textbook from Amazon or Elsevier

Course Director

Panagiotis Zoidis

Panagiotis Zoidis DDS, MS, PhD

Associate Dean Of Clinical Affairs And Quality & Clinical Associate Professor


Fernando J Haddock

Fernando J Haddock

Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Melissa Marquez, CDA, CRDH, BHSc
  • Jennifer Rieck, CDA, CRDH B.A.S., MHSc.


  • “ They declare that neither they nor any member of the their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do the instructors have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) the instructor will discuss in the presentation.”

Registration Information


Early Bird*: $899
Regular: $999

Team Discount Available

14 Participant Limit

*Early Bird expires 1mo prior to course


Contact Hours:
36 CEU (Participation)
Hands-on Course

Gainesville, fl

April 2023

Phase 1- Online Instruction Modules
Phase 2- April 8-9, 2023
Phase 3- April 22-23, 2023

8:00AM – 5:00PM
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230007.07

gainnesville, fl

June 2023

Phase 1- Online Instruction Modules
Phase 2- June 3-4, 2023
Phase 3- June 17-18, 2023

8:00AM – 5:00PM
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Networking Lunch Included

Course# 230007.08

Continuing Dental Education

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Expanded Functions for DA

This three phase participation course is designed to teach the auxiliary to perform expanded functions, including fabrication of provisional crowns.

Radiology for DA

For dental auxiliaries to reintroduce the necessary background material and fundamental principles needed for certification in radiology safety.

This program has been approved for tuition payment under the Post-911 GI bill –

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. [Please list all additional requirements your school will ask a student to satisfy which are permitted under 38 USC 3679(e)] Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Cancellation Policy

Standard cancellation policy does not apply to this course. Effective January 1, 2019:

  • Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 14 days before the course starting date.
  • Refunds, less $110, will be issued for registrants who cancel 7-13 days before the course starting date.
  • A 50% refund will be issued for registrants who cancel 2-6 days before the course starting date.
  • No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel within 48 hours of the starting date.