stand out from the crowd

Pre-Dental Expanded Functions
Dental Assisting Program


The DMDbound program is a breakthrough course created specifically for Pre-Dental students. Our accelerated 10 week program is designed to give you a front row seat to your future in Dentistry with an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) and Intraoral Radiography Certifications.

Our Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program is desigend for pre-dental students, to provide real world, meaningful chairside experiences and help you become a stronger applicant to Dental School. Now, you can truly be hands-on in the dental office and be an integral part of the patient care team, doing real world dentistry.


As an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant you’ll become a key member of any dental team. Working hands-on with real patients, in a real world dental setting.


This results in 3 amazing things:

  1. You will learn an incredible amount of dentistry, and you will develop hand skills that will give you a tremendous advantage in dental school – making you better prepared to succeed at the next level.
  2. You will be practicing real-world chair-side dentistry, getting your hands ‘wet’ and developing meaningful experiences to discuss in interviews and personal statements.
  3. Earn powerful Letters of Recommendation from those that you work with in a clinical setting rendering patient care.


The only question is, are you DMDbound?



Slide Jillian Hernandez, DMD2B
"Having my EFDA has given me the opportunity to assist many different dentists including an oral surgeon, endodontist, prosthodontist, and general dentists, allowing me to meet many people and be a part of changing lives. DMDbound also gave me a feel of what dental school will be like."

Course Details



Didactic and hands-on clinical sessions where you will gain the knowledge and training to gain your EFDA Certification



40 hours of chair-side, “wet glove” clinical experience with Dr. Semidey in his full-service dental practice



Sessions focused on radiology theory, safety and taking dental radiographical records to earn your Dental Radiology Certification



Hands-on and small group sessions covering topics from ‘How to Give Injections’ to ‘How to Ace Your Interviews’

Complete the Pre-Dental EFDA Program in Just 10 Weeks!


Class Schedule

Classes are held on consecutive Saturdays from 8am-2pm. The program is designed to maximize clinical hands-on time, so the curriculum is built on high expectations for self directed didactic learning. Students are responsible for reading required chapters before that weeks class, to be ready for participation in lecture and the clinical skills development.

The curriculum covers not just the fundamentals of Dental Assisting, like making impressions, chair-side assisting, and taking digital X-ray’s, but also Intraoral photography, creating beautiful temporary restorations and 3D scanning. These skills won’t only make you a stand out Dental Assistant, but are selected to give you a leg up in Dental School!

Our program is unique in its focus on additional course sessions tailored to students preparing to apply to Dental School. ‘Pro tip’ sessions will teach you how to be an asset in the dental office, how to interview well and how to write great personal statements.




DMDbound classes and hands on sessions are conducted in real working operatories, that means you’ll train in fully equipped ops with dental delivery units and televisions or monitors to facilitate education and technique review.



Dental Laboratory is where you will learn to pour and trim dental models and fabricate custom dental appliances.



Classrooms are equipped with a large televisions for didactic presentations along with dry erase boards and ample workspace for students to take notes during lectures.

Dr. Alex Semidey Clinical Director Dr. Semidey earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2010. Go Gators! Since 2011 he has owned a successful private dental practice with a special focus on education and prevention.
Once you meet Dr. Semidey, it's clear he has a passion for developing his team and the next generation of Dentists.
Connie Valdez CDA | Externship Director Connie has been a Certified Dental Assistant with over twenty years of experience working as a head assistant in private dental practices providing restorative, surgical and implant dentistry. She always says, “every day I learn something new, and every day I love it more!”. Sara Tarte EFDA | Clinical Instructor Sara has over 5 years of experience with chairside assisting in private practice. Working with periodontal, surgical and implant procedures. She is currently a Dental Student at UF College of Dentistry.

Slide Course Cost
This includes:
Registration fee
Books & supplies
Custom embroidered scrubs
Take home suturing kit
Post COVID PPE for clinical internship
and ALL classroom materials!
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apply today! Only 4 seats available per session

Fewer than half of Dental School applicants are accepted each year & according to Kaplan DAT test prep, the average Science GPA of those accepted is 3.46

  • Applications
  • Acceptances

– Journal of Dental Education

Slide How to reach us
(954) 743-4141
4800 SW 64 Ave, Suite 101
33314 Davie
This program is licensed and approved by
the Florida Board of Dentistry and the
Florida Department of Education.
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