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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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Class schedules subject to change.

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 may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

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.

Expanded Function Dental Assistant-Restorative II

Learn techniques and concepts of restorative and preventative expanded function procedures delegated to dental assistants in the state of Missouri as specified in the rules and regulations set forth in the Missouri Practice Act. Pre-requisites required at the time of registration for dental assistants: Certification as a certified dental assistant from the Dental Assisting National Board or proof of competence that the dental assistant has passed the Board’s Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills and proof of current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS). Dental Hygienists: neither a Missouri basic skills test nor certification in dental assisting is required for a dental hygienist to take expanded functions courses. Evidence of current certification in the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS), or the equivalent certification approved by the Missouri Dental Board are required. Online only courses will not be accepted to satisfy the BLS requirement. These documents must be emailed to amiller457@stlcc.edu for authorization to register. Pre-course e-learning is required and included in the course fee. Upon 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. Students must bring instruments, (e.g. special carving, handpieces, and matrices), protective eyewear, examination gloves, face mask and a lab jacket for lab practice.
DENA-727 | 2 sessions | $826 AGE 60+ | $899 REG
F01 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Deb Munson
(Clinical practice, Nov. 13) | FP-HS Dental Lab
Sa 8 a.m.-noon | (Proficiency, Dec. 18)

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