Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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DA 204 - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

2 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first three terms of the Dental Assistant program.

Course Description: Prepares students for the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), an Oregon Board of Dentistry’s written exam. Expanded functions are determined by the Oregon Board of Dentistry and may change without prior notice. The exam is administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Students will still need a licensed Dentist Endorsement before becoming EFDA certified. (General Dental Assisting EFDA Certification: Pathway III). The class is designed to prepare students in the following sections: placing matrix bands; polishing amalgam fillings; cement removal; taking impressions; coronal polishing; fabricating temporary crowns and tooth whitening.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe the hazards associated with dental materials, chemicals and amalgam and how properly handle and dispose of them.
  • CLO#2: Define and explain the purpose of amalgam and coronal polishing. (ILO: Information Literacy)
  • CLO#3: Describe the reasons for using and the placement of a dental rubber dam and dental matrices.
  • CLO#4: Describe the process and the materials used in fabricating trays for tooth whitening.
  • CLO#5: Identify the types of dental cements, and explain their properties, composition, uses, manipulation and removal.
  • CLO#6: Explain techniques for fabricating temporary crowns.
  • CLO#7: Describe the steps in taking dental impressions and the various materials used for different procedures.
  • CLO#8: Adhere to facility and dental assisting program policies.

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