Dental Health Continuing Ed

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 Evening 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.


Dental Anatomy Challenge Exam

For those who were unable to complete the course this Fall, Manor offers a Challenge exam to satisfy this pre-requisite of the EFDA Certificate Program. 
Dates:  Wed. Jan.8, 2020
Time:  5:30 pm
Cost: $100
Register for the exam here.


CDA Challenge Exam

For those who were unable to complete the course this Fall, Manor offers a Challenge exam to satisfy this pre-requisite of the EFDA Certificate Program. 

Dates:  Wed. Jan. 8, 2020 
Time:  5:30 pm
Cost: $100
Register for the exam here.


Review for PA X-Ray Certification- 12 CEUs

Prepare for the DANB RHS examination. Topics include: radiation propagation, safety, biology, and quality control. Radiographic film and processing, intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques, and digital and cone beam principles will be discussed. Landmarks, mounting, interpretation and evaluation of radiographs will also be covered. Prerequisite: Must have at least 6 month to a year dental experience. For those who are NOT X-Ray Certified in PA and aspire to enter EFDA Certificate in January, this course is a requirement.
Dates: POSTPONED to May 28 to June 18, 2020 
Times: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $200
Instructor: Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA
Register: Register for the review here.


Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application

3 CEUs
Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA, Instructor
For more information, call (215) 884-2218.
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.

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


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

Current CPR Certification (Health Care Provider)
*Be a Certified Dental Assistant or Registered Hygienist
**Pennsylvania X-ray Certification
***Dental Anatomy from an ADA approved School

*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 Adult & 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