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Continuing Education for Dental Assisting

Our continuing education courses in Dental Assisting are available for both individuals and dental offices. Many of our courses can lead to industry-recognized certificates which enhance the degrees and experience of both Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants.

Customized Training for Dental Practices

If you manage or own a dental practice, we can help your practice increase your staff’s expertise and knowledge. We can develop and deliver training to address specific challenges or training gaps you observe during patient procedures. Utilizing our experts helps insure training is delivered by Industry Experts who are experienced in instruction. They can also serve as an objective observer to review current office procedures and suggest new or improved processes.

If you are interested in customized training for your practice, one of our Business Managers will help you work through the details and get started. Call 417-447-8902 or email today.

Continuing Education for Individuals

We offer classes to help you gain expertise in the field of Dental Assisting. Our Expanded Function Dental Assisting (EFDA) classes can help you advance, by learning new and specialized skills. 

The Expanded Function courses utilize curriculum developed and licensed by the Missouri Dental Association.  All Expanded Functions curriculum has been approved by the Missouri Dental Board.  Ozarks Technical Community College is an approved course provider by the Missouri Dental Board.

Prerequisites for an EFDA Course

Missouri rule states that to be eligible to take Expanded Function courses, assistants must have proof of certification as a Certified Dental Assistant or a Certified Orthodontics Assistant from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) or proof of passing the Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills (MDBA). Successful completion of the CDA exam leads to a national certification that is highly valued by both employers and patients. The DANB website includes everything you need to know about this certification.

Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills (MDBA) exam info

Here is a link to the MDBA Application Packet.  This application packet includes more information about policies, procedures, requirements and forms required to apply to take the DANB exam. For additional information, the Missouri Dental Board may be able to help you.

Review for your exam

If you are ready to take the next step towards obtaining your Certified Dental Assistant status, we offer review courses for both the CDA and MO Basic exams.

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