Modern Dental Career Center

16 hours course is for current dental assistants who have been employed in the dental offices for 6+ month and for the dental assistants who moved to Georgia and want to become EDDA/EFDA.

Entrance Requirements

To register for the EDDA program applicant must meet at least ONE of the criteria below:

  • Possess current certification that the candidate is a Certified Dental Assistant.
  • Be a graduate of a one (1) year accredited dental assisting program or a dental assisting program approved by the board or be eligible for graduation.
  • Have been employed as a chair side assistant by a licensed dentist for a continuous six (6) month period within the previous three (3) years.

In addition, proof of current CPR certification is required. To obtain a CPR certificate please contact us.

Program Orientation

1 week prior the program start date, we hold the orientation event where we introduce applicants to the faculty members, training program requirements, describing the training facility and the equipment that will be utilized.

Course Academics and Attendance Requirements

The student must complete online assignments, final test and attend 8.00-hour on-site training to receive EDDA certificate.

Readmission Policy

If student is unable to complete the training program due to a valid reason, he/she may be readmitted during the next training session.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive State of Georgia Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Certificate .

Apply for admission


Tution and Fees

Tuition: $595.00.

Tuition for the expanded duties course must be paid in full upon registration.


16.0 hours EDDA training course approved by Georgia Board of Dentistry

Step 1 - 8.0 hours

Online lectures.

Step 2 - 8.0 hours

On-site hands-on training and final test.

The program includes:

Applying desensitizing agents to root surfaces of teeth and prepared dentinal surfaces of teeth prior to cementation of temporary restorations and crowns, bridges, or inlays.

  1. Placing cavity liner, base or varnish over unexposed pulp.
  2. Intraoral fabrication of temporary crowns and bridges. All such adjustments must be performed extra orally.
  3. Performing face bow transfer.
  4. Making impressions to be used to repair a damaged prosthesis.
  5. Placing periodontal dressing.
  6. Redressing (not initial placement of dressing) and removing dressing from alveolar sockets in post-operative osteitis when the patient is uncomfortable due to the loss of dressing from the alveolar socket in a diagnosed case of postoperative osteitis.
  7. Making impressions to be used to fabricate a night guard (bruxism or muscle relaxation appliance). All adjustments must be performed extra orally. Final adjustment must be made by the dentist.
  8. Monitoring the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen; turn off nitrous oxide/oxygen at the completion of the dental procedure and adjust the level of nitrous oxide/oxygen, but only following the specific instructions of the dentist.
  9. Applying topical anti-cariogenic agents.
  10. Applying pit and fissure sealants, and primer and bonding agents to etched enamel or dentin; and light-cure with a fiber-optic light source (not to include the use of a laser device).
  11. Packing and removing retraction cord, as prescribed by the dentist, so long as said cord is used solely for restorative dental procedures.
  12. Changing of bleaching agent, following initial applications by the dentist, during the bleaching process of vital and non-vital teeth after the placement of a rubber dam; and applying the fiber-optic light source of a curing light for activation of the bleach (not to include the use of a laser device).
  13. Re-bonding brackets after a licensed dentist has examined the affected tooth and surrounding gingiva and found no evidence of pathology.
  14. Removing bonded brackets with hand instruments only.
  15. Making impressions for passive orthodontic appliances.
  16. Applying primer and bonding agents to etched enamel or dentin; and light cure with fiber-optic light source (not to include use of a laser device).
  17. Digital scans for fabrication orthodontic appliances and models.