Skip to site content

2022 Catalog: All Courses

To view other courses in this category, use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons. To select this course and request approval, please login. Need more help reading this page?

DA0004: Restorative Expanded Functions - Basic Prerequisites [must take before registering for restorative EFDA course]

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: ERMA CASUSE
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Basic
Audience: Assistants
Quota: 0 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 9.00 (Total CDE); 9.00 (DANB Clinical); 9.00 (AGD - 010)
Joint Sponsorship: No
Video icon Internet icon


Dental assistants must have a core set of knowledge and skills before registering for the Expanded Functions-Basic Restorative course. The core set of knowledge and skills include: dental terminology; placing and removing a Tofflemire matrix band and wedge, preparing, placing and removing a dental dam; and setting up for Class I, Class II, and Class V amalgams, and Class III and Class V composite restorations.

This online course consists of pre-tests, learning activities, post-tests and demonstrations for each lesson in the four modules. To complete this course, dental assistants must earn a score of 80 percent or better on each post-test, and certify competency by demonstrating skills and knowledge to their supervisor. Upon successful completion of all four modules in this course, dental assistants will be able to register for the EF-Basic Restorative Course.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
•Identify parts and surfaces of teeth.
•Use universal numbering system.
•Define tooth anatomy terms.
•Describe the caries process and identify cavity classifications.
•Place and remove Tofflemire retainer, matrix band, and wedge.
•Place and remove a dental dam.
•Set up instruments and materials for amalgam restorations.
•Set up instruments and materials for composite restorations.

Speaker / Presenter:

ERMA CASUSE — Personal Description / Biography not available. 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 Payment Information:

No tuition required

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.