Removable Prosthodontics 

The MDA EFDA Program thanks May Dental Arts for generously providing crowns, bridges and dentures for fixed and removable prosthetics courses. 

Delegable Functions

Delegable expanded functions for Removable Prosthodontics are:

  • Placement of temporary soft liners in a removable prosthesis
  • Extra-oral adjustments of removable prosthesis during and after insertion
  • Making impressions for the fabrication of any removable or fixed prosthesis/appliance

Course Overview

Before you register for a course and begin your coursework, please read over this entire page to ensure your understanding of the process and various components.

The EFDA Removable Prosthodontics Course includes:

  • Clinical Course Prework
  • Anatomical Landmarks Exam
  • Online Modules comprised of presentation, text, photos, illustrations and videos
  • Online practice quizzes
  • Skills Standards (grade sheets)
  • Clinical Course and Competency Testing

Clinical Course Prework

Fabrication of Custom Impression Trays  This is a self‐instruction module that must be completed before attending the clinical course. A set of edentulous casts will be mailed to you for the fabrication of the custom trays. The casts include all the necessary anatomical features. Custom trays will be graded at the EFDA Clinical Course.

Online Modules

You are required to progress through each Module as least once before the clinical course. However, you may review each Module as many times as you wish so that you are confident about performing the skills in the clinical course, where you will be graded for competency. Think of these Modules as your guide for the course. Additionally, Modern Dental Assisting is the official textbook recommended by the MDA EFDA Program for all Courses offered.

There are two pre-clinical modules:

  • Course Overview, Supervision & Delegation
  • Infection Control & Patient Positioning

There are three clinical modules:

  • Module 1: Making Impressions for the Fabrication of Removable Prosthesis and Placement of Temporary Soft Liners in a Removable Prosthesis
  • Module 2: Practical Occlusion for a Removable Prosthetic EFDA
  • Module 3: Extra-Oral Adjustment of a Removable Prosthesis During and After Insertion


Each clinical module includes an accompanying quiz. The quizzes are designed to help you reflect on the main points of the module as you continue to prepare to attend the clinical course. Quizzes are automatically graded online.

Skills Standards (Grade Sheets)

Skills Standards are provided as part of the online course modules so that students and their doctors are aware of what criteria is used to assess competency as demonstrated at the hands-on clinical course. Students and their doctors are strongly encouraged to review and discuss these Skills Standards to correctly anticipate what must be successfully demonstrated for certification and subsequent permitting.

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Before you register for or begin any EFDA course, we suggest reading Preparing for Success and FAQs. Still have questions? Contact the MDA.