This site is designed to be an education tool for both doctors and assistants. We hope it will help you learn more about the important role of EFDAs in Missouri dental practices and the steps to education and certification and permitting to begin expanded function delegation.
If you have questions about topics on this EFDA site, or need assistance with registration, viewing modules or more, please contact the MDA.
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EFDA Permits Now Required
Those with EFDA certification in one or more categories must possess an EFDA permit issued by the Missouri Dental Board, which must be displayed in plain view in any facility before the dental assistant may provide expanded functions.
Wishing to apply for a Missouri EFDA permit but lost your EFDA certificate? Individuals who took an MDA-sponsored EFDA course may request duplicate certificates if originals have been lost/destroyed or if a name change has occurred. Your certification always will be on record under the name with which you registered for the course at that time, but you may request a new certificate with a name change due to marriage, divorce, etc. If you took a course through Nichols Career Center (573-659-3111), Ozarks Technical Community College (417-447-8832) or a another CODA accredited dental assisting program, you will need to contact them direct to request your certificate.
Missouri College Announces Closing: In November 2016, Missouri College in St. Louis announced it was permanently closing. The MDA is aware of the concerns from dental assistants enrolled in their program (the school had both a dental assistant and hygiene program). The Missouri Department of Higher Education has created a webpage to advise current students. Visit the MDHE Website