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.
Course open to all dental team members — You are not required to be EFDA certified!
Are you interested in pursuing your Restorative II certification soon? Would you like to know ahead of time what is required of you to pass the Restorative II course? How about some tips and techniques to guide you in achieving acceptable and excellent grades on your competency exam? Already Restorative II certified and you just want to up your restorative “game”? Need CE hours for your EFDA permit renewal? Gain valuable skills to refresh yourself, deliver excellent care and handle your Restorative II expanded functions like a boss!
Permitted EFDAs must have 16 CE hours for permit renewal every 5 years. The MDA wants to offer meaningful CE programs for these assistants that focus on expanded functions. In an effort to do so, the MDA surveyed Restorative II assistants to guide this course development, which is meant to enhance and refresh the skills of those already permitted, but also serve as a “preview” to those assistants desiring to become EFDA Restorative II permitted.
Form includes course objectives and speaker bio.
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EFDA Permits 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 must contact them to request your certificate.