Expanded Function Dental Assistant

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Curriculum Details

In just three courses, BTI instructors cover skills to help students to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. This program includes hands-on training in a lab with equipment similar to what is used on a daily basis in the field. You will also have the opportunity to learn and work with instructors that have industry experience and are able to offer valuable, real-world insight.*

*This program is not included within the school’s scope of ACCSC accreditation and is not eligible for Title IV funding

What’s Covered

Along with classroom education, students at Berks Technical Institute participate in hands-on training to strengthen their skills. Learn the skills to help prepare you to sit for the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry Expanded Function Certification.**

**BTI does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by BTI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to BTI. Therefore, BTI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

EFDA Pre-Clinical I


This course allows you to get an introduction into the expanded areas of dental assisting. You will complete 150 hours of clinical hands-on practice under the supervision of a dentist.

EFDA Pre-Clinical II


This course is a continuation of EFDA Pre-Clinical I. It focuses on amalgam placement and carving, composite restorative material placement, composite restorative material finishing and polishing and more.

EFDA Clinical I


The majority of your time spent in the program is in this hands-on course. You will complete over 1050 hours of training on placing amalgam and composite restorations.  You will also have the opportunity to review for the DANB Expanded Functions Licensure Exam for the State of Pennsylvania.

Ready to Enroll?

Start at BTI to begin on the path to the dentistry career you’re passionate about. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it a great place for you to pursue your certificate of completion. Talk to an admissions representative today.

Expanded Function Dental Assistant Outlook

Dental Assisting certificates can help provide you with a variety of opportunities available in Pennsylvania. BTI helps prepare you to understand how dental offices operate while giving you the opportunity to learn a variety of technical and clinical skills.

*BTI cannot guarantee employment. These are national statistics, and the figures in your area may be different.

The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,980, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $56,930.


https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm

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Job Outlook

Above Average*

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Median Annual Wage

$40,080*

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