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Dental Assistant, Expanded Function Restorative

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Forest Park

Learn the techniques and concepts of restorative and preventative expanded function procedures delegated to dental assistants in the State of Missouri.

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Boost your dental practice's capacity for care.

According to a survey by the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Practice (CDP), dentists with an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) on staff reported promising results:

  • Use time more efficiently: 92.1%
  • See more patients daily: 67.5%
  • Increase capacity to treat patients in managed care programs: 36.3%
  • Lower overall operating expenses: 34.1%

Ready to realize this growth in your practice? St. Louis Community College's Expanded Function Dental Assistant: Restorative continuing education courses deliver expert instruction at our impressive, new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus, helping students quickly advance their skills in a state-of-the-art educational setting.

Class schedules provided below may change.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.


Nitrous Oxide for Dental Assistants

The Nitrous Oxide for Dental Assistants course provides particpants with the training and experience necessary to assist the dentist in monitoring nitrous oxide during office procedures. This course satisfies Missouri Dental Board requirements. Following the clinical competency, you are required to successfully pass a written examination, which will be administered on Friday for students with a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificate and Saturday for those without a CDA. For more information, email amiller457@stlcc.edu. Equipment needed: Students are required to bring a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) to record blood pressure.
DENA-727 | 2 sessions | F: $330 REG F/Sa: $400 REG
Students can attend just the Friday session if they have a certified dental assisting certificate. Details on registration page.
P02 F 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
April 2-3 | FP-HealthSci, Dental Lab

Expanded Function Dental Assistant-Restorative II

At course completion, you will be able to explain the rationale, principles and procedures and perform placing, carving and finishing Class I, II, III, IV, V and VI restorations. Learn the concepts and techniques of restorative and preventive expanded function procedures delegated to dental assistants as set forth in the Missouri Practice Act. For more information, please email amiller457@stlcc.edu. Pre-course e-learning is required and included in the course fee. You must bring instruments (e.g. special carving, handpieces, and matrices), protective eyewear, examination gloves, face mask and a lab jacket for lab practice. Registration/withdrawal/refund deadline: March 6.
DENA-727 | 2 sessions | $811 AGE 60+ | $869 REG
P01 F 3-7:30 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
April 16-17| FP-HealthSci, 122

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