Pre-Dental EFDA Program

How we help you

You’re actively shaping your future and that’s really exciting! Our goal is to provide you a springboard into the profession. A dynamic learning environment and immersive experience where didactic courses, hands on and real world application sessions allows you to earn an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certificate to become contributing member of a dental team immediately.  Your “wet glove” experience will not only give you a front row seat to dentistry, but it will set you apart from your competition when the time comes to apply for Dental School. Having real world experience, having already interacted with patients, and knowing that it’s what you’re meant to be is invaluable when it comes to pursuing your career.

The Ground Rules

Modules shown are for the current academic year and are subject to change in the future.

Completion of the 10 week course will require:

  1. Attendance: required for all classes, hands on labs and internship. Attendance is taken daily and is compulsory.
  2. Active participation and contribution during internship week.
  3. Passing of written exams with at least 75% (not combined).
  4. Meeting of clinical Core Four competencies:
      1. Alginate impressions
      2. Radiographs
      3. Chair-side assisting
      4. Temporary fabrication


Radiology Certification is included in the tuition, when you meet the requirements we will walk you through filing appropriate paperwork with the state.

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
-Og Mandino

Course Costs

Tuition: $3995 (Founders Discounted Rate for 2018-2019)

Books and Materials: $225

Registration fee: $150


Total: $4370

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Academic Calendar

Class Start DateExpected Graduation Date


Dental Team and the History of Dental Assisting

Dental Fundamentals: Anatomy

L&L: More than Just a Dental Assistant

Hands-on: Fundamentals of the Operatory

Hands-on: Fundamentals of the Operatory

Clinical Concepts: Decay, Prevention, Oral Hygiene, TMJD

Clinical Concepts: Micro, Periodontology, Oral Pathology, Oral Cancer

Disease Transmission and Infection Prevention

L&L: Ethics in Dentistry

Hands-on: OSHA

Hands-on: OSHA

New Patient Experience

Medical Records: PMH and Vitals

Instruments and Handpieces: ID, Use & Maintenance

L&L: Instrument Round Table

Sterilization: Instrument Processing and Storage

Sterilization: Instrument Processing and Storage

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Decay Progression

Hands-on: Impressions

L&L: Communicating with Dental Labs

Hands-on: Impressions- primary, final and digital

Hands-on: Impressions- primary, final and digital

Direct Restorative: Prep Design, Materials

Indirect Restorative: Fixed and Removable

Hands-on: Retraction Cord Placement and Removal

L&L: Front Office Fundamentals

Hands-on: Temporaries and Sealants

Hands-on: Temporaries and Sealants

Esthetic Dentistry

Isolation: High Volume and Saliva Ejector

Anesthesia: Types, Uses and Setup

L&L: Dental Insurance

Hands-on: Coronal Polishing

Hands-on: Dental Whitening

Radiology: Safety, ALARA, Surveys, Intra/Extraoral

Photography: Settings, Armamentarium

Hands-on: Radiology and Photography

L&L: Effective Resume Writing

Hands-on: Radiology and Photography

Hands-on: Radiology and Photography

Surgical Dentistry: Asepsis, Extractions, Suturing and Post-op

Implants: Placement, Restoration and Maintenance

Hands-on: Suturing and Suture removal

L&L: Acing Your Interview

BLS Training and Certification

BLS Training and Certification


Removable Prosthodontics

Pedodontics and Orthodontics

Hands-on: Alginate Impression Competency

L&L: Business and Dentistry

Hands-on: Pour and Trim

Hands-on: Pour and Trim

Cumulative Final Exam

L&L: Effective Communication Within the Office



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