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The Expanded Functions Dental Assistant [EFDA] program is designed to prepare students for entry-level dental careers working alongside dentists. Skills taught in the EFDA program include placing dental restorations under the direct supervision of a dentist. The expanded functions dental assistant program also prepares students to assist the dentist chairside or to work in the operatory or treatment room with the dentist. The chairside dental assistant mixes and prepares dental impression and restorative materials, evacuates debris and extraneous materials from the oral cavity, and prepares the operator for procedures including instrument tray and anesthesia set-ups as required by the dentist.
In the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant courses at Fortis, students are taught to expose, process and mount dental radiographs (x-rays). Learn to perform dental instrument sterilization duties and prepare cases to be sent to an outside laboratory. The expanded functions dental assistant may perform some dental laboratory procedures within the office and is often the person responsible for infection control and sterilization requirements as set forth in government regulations and guidelines. The EFDA program at Fortis also prepares students in the various administrative and clerical procedures required in a dental office including word processing, managing files and records, scheduling appointments, and handling other front office duties.
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