Registration Instructions

EFDAs are part of a team of dental professionals who are certified and licensed to perform reversible restorative dental procedures as set by the guidelines of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry, under the direct supervision of a dentist.

Manor College offers an Accelerated Part-Time Evening EFDA Certification Program for dental assistants and hygienists who are currently working in the field of dentistry. To prepare for this program, please carefully review the prerequisite requirements and courses offered by our Continuing Education Department.

Certification Requirements:
Prior to enrolling for the EFDA Certification Program, candidates must satisfy the following prerequisites through the Continuing Education Department:

*Certified Dental Assistant or Registered Hygienist

Pennsylvania X-ray Certification

Current CPR Certification (Health Care Provider)

*If you are not a Certified Dental Assistant, you can take the Certification Review Course for Dental Assistants (CDA Review) through the Continuing Education Department at Manor College. This will prepare you for the Dental Assisting National Board Exam. Although, successful passing of the practice/challenge test at the end of this course will satisfy the CDA requirement for the evening EFDA Certificate Program at Manor College!

*Dental Assistants who are not X-ray Certified, must also take the Review for PA X-ray Certification.

*It is mandatory that Dental Hygienists, Certified Dental Assistants (and those who have completed Manor’s CDA course and successfully passed the practice/challenge test) successfully complete the Survey of Dental Anatomy at Manor College. 

For more information on these prerequisites, call the Continuing Education Department at Manor College at 215-884-2218

For more information and course descriptions for the Evening EFDA Certification Program, contact the Director of the EFDA program.

For more information about the admissions process for the Evening EFDA Certificate Program, call admissions at 215-884-2216, ext. 231

Review for PA X-ray Certification – 9 CEUs
Prepare for the PA Radiological Examination. Topics include: radiation safety, radiological film and storage, intraoral radiographic techniques, processing and mounting and evaluation of radiographs. Prerequisite: Must have at least 6 month to a year dental experience. 
Dates: Thursdays, 2/23, 3/2, [break 3/9], 3/16, 3/23
Time:  6:30 - 9:30 pm  
Fee:    $129
Instructor: Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA 
Materials Fee: $40 paid to the instructor the first night of class
For more information call (215) 884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card


Radiology Review for the Dental Professional – Recommended and Approved by the Department of Environmental Protection – 4 CEUs
BRAND NEW!  Lecture and hands-on Participation
This course will provide an overview of practical information, hands-on demonstration and important everyday tips to safely produce ideal digital radiographic images. To keep up with the growing incorporation of cone beam technology in the dental practice, an introduction of the principles, uses and safety of this technology will be discussed. Finally, a review of the basic principles of radiation properties, equipment recommendations, biological effects, patient and operator protection and safety, regulations and quality assurance practices for the dental practice in line with the FDA recommendations will also be presented. This class is a must for every dental office to aid in safely producing radiographic images.
Limited to 30 students
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA Instructor
For more information call (215) 884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card

Radiology Review for the Dental Professional – Recommended and Approved by the Department of Environmental Protection – 4 CEUs
This course is designed as a review of the basic radiation principles, techniques, quality assurance and safety measures utilized by the dental team when exposing patients to x-radiation as required by the Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Radiation Protection document number 291-4200-001.
Course Objectives:
The Participants will be able to:

  1. Research the current FDA and ADA guidelines regarding patient and operator safety.
  2. Understand the basics of radiation production and biologic effects.
  3. Describe methods of patient and operator protection during dental diagnostic exposures including proper use of radiographic guidelines, proper radiographic techniques, safety measures (inherent, added and digital), quality assurance techniques and infection control.
  4. Provide up to date information for patient education concerning the benefits and types of radiographic examinations as well as safety measures utilized to keep radiation exposure to a minimum (ALARA)
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $75
Instructor: Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA 
For more information call (215) 884-2218 or click here to register online with a credit card

Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application – 3 CEUs
This course is designed to provide Expanded Function Dental Assistants (EFDAs) the basic knowledge and skills to successfully and safely perform coronal polishing and fluoride applications.  Topics pertaining to coronal polishing include types of deposits, types of abrasives, techniques, indications for treatment and contraindications of treatment.  Topics pertaining to fluoride application include types of fluoride, application techniques, indications, postoperative instructions and safety concerns.  The course is presented in both lecture and hands-on participation formats. 
Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA, Instructor
For more information, call (215) 884-2218.

The following must be submitted before the start of class:
1) Current EFDA License (copy);  2) CPR Card (copy);  3) Health History;   4)Health Clearance (if Applicable)   5) General Consent Form;   6) Consent for Photos (optional)  
Please download the forms here.

When complete, mail forms to:
Manor College
Continuing Education
700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046