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DA0069: Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Parker

Date: 10/16/2023 - 10/20/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Parker Indian Hospital
Location: Parker, AZ
Instructor: Terry Haney
Director: Nida Lerch
Level: Advanced
Audience: Assistants
Quota: 0 - 8 students
Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (DANB Clinical); 16.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

The advanced course builds upon the restorative basic course. All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 10 restorations as specified in the Progress Record [5 cusp-protected amalgams and 5 incisal angle [Class IV] composite restorations, which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further advanced [CPA, Class IV] restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Advanced EFDA may perform advanced restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Speaker / Presenter:

Terry Haney — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at


Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting] or downloading from this site.

Tuition Payment Information:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.