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

Certification Review Course for Dental Assistants – 32 CEUs
Gain greater earning potential as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Prepare for the Dental Assisting National Board Exam. Topics include: infection control, chairside procedures and dental materials. Eligibility Requirements: Three years full-time experience and current Healthcare Provider CPR. Successful passing of the practice test will satisfy CDA requirement for EFDA Certificate Program at Manor College!
Thursdays, 9/29 – 12/15/16 (excl. 11/24)
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Joanne Villante, CDA, EFDA
Textbook: Essentials of Dental Assisting, 5th ed.
Author: Robinson & Bird
ISBN: 978-1-4377-0423-5

To register: call (215) 884-2218

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. 
Thursdays, 11/3 – 11/17/16 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA 
Materials Fee: $35 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.

Survey of Dental Anatomy – 33 CEUs
For the practicing Dental Assistant to further his/her career into Expanded Functions. Emphasis is placed on terminology, nomenclature, and form and function of the mouth in general, as well as the study of each individual tooth.
Instructor: Joanne Villante, CDA, EFDA
Textbook: Woelfel’s Dental Anatomy, 9th edition
Author: Scheid & Weiss
ISBN: 978-1-49632-022-3

For more information call (215) 884-2218 or email


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
Schick/Sirona: Mary Ann Rupertus, Gregg Petrosky
To register: call (215) 884-2218


Because You Can’t See Sterile® (Infection Control) – 3 CEUs
The adage, “what you can’t see won’t hurt you” can have disastrous consequences related to infection prevention. The ultimate goal of instrument processing is to provide sterile patient care items. The course will review the basic premise of instrument management through the entire handling, cleaning, sterilization, monitoring and storage cycle. Discussions with hands on activities will include instrument washers, immediate use sterilization, chemical indicators vs. integrators, wraps vs. pouches, and biological monitoring recommendations. Participants will leave this course signed, sealed and ready to deliver sterility assurance to their clinical practice!
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

Course Objectives
• Discuss the purpose of developing a sterility assurance program and review the guidelines for compliance.
• List and describe the six levels of instrument processing and management.
• Discuss the various methods of sterilization and identify the benefits and challenges.
• Identify the application of various sterilization process parameters including mechanical, chemical, and biological monitors.
• Discuss the differences in biological indicator designs and performance.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:45 am – 12 pm
Course Instructor:
Ellen R Guritzky, RDH, BS MSJ (ip)
Crosstex International
Northeast Regional Sales Manager

To register: call (215) 884-2218

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