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.

Mastering Posterior Composites: It’s all about the Details!

Theresa Groody, M.Ed., CDA, EFDA
Date: Saturday April 13th
Time: 9:00am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $60 – Register and pay
Please see bottom of page for course prerequisites.
Course Description:
Placement of posterior composite restorations is undoubtedly among the most technique sensitive procedures faced by the dental team daily. This course will discuss the components of a successful direct restoration from proper isolation techniques to current polishing methods. Assistants/EFDAs will benefit from descriptions of basic adhesion, various matrix systems and steps of composite placement, finishing and polishing. Clinical tips and brand suggestions will be included.
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the dental assistant will be able to:
1. Define adhesion and compare/contrast 8 generations of dental adhesive systems.
2. Review criteria for properly placed matrix bands and wedges.
3. Discuss choices of materials and suggested technique for placing, curing, finishing and polishing composites.
4. Recognize most common areas of composite failure.

Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Time: 8:15 am – 5:45 pm (lunch on own time)
Dates: March 30-March 31, 2019
April 6-April 7, 2019
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Cost: $1300 for the 4 session course
Please see bottom of page for course prerequisites.
Read more and register here: Registration Form
Manor College Dental Hygiene Program is proud to offer a training course to prepare licensed dental hygienists for certification in administering local anesthesia.  This course has been approved and satisfies the didactic and lab experiences required by both the PA and NJ State Boards of Dentistry regarding administration of local anesthesia for dental hygienists.

Review for PA X-Ray Certification

12 CEUs
Dates: Thursdays, 3/14/2019-4/4/2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $150 
Please see bottom of page for course prerequisites.
Materials Fee: $50 paid to the instructor the first night of class
Instructor: Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA
Register and Pay 
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. For those who are NOT X-Ray Certified in PA and aspire to enter EFDA Certificate in January, this course is a requirement.

Radiology Review for the Dental Professional

4 CEUs
Date: Saturday, 3/30/19
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please see bottom of page for course prerequisites.
Cost: $95
Instructor: Kathy Malone, RDH, EFDA
Register and Pay 
Designed to meet the current DEP requirements (which need to be updated every 4 years) for all dental professionals who work with radiation. Topics include: rules and Regulations, Properties of X-radiation, the dental X-ray machine and x-ray generation, interactions of X-radiation and matter, X-ray film and image production, radiation and image characteristics (including kVp and mA), radiation biology, patient and operator safety, patient management, intraoral techniques and errors, panoramic exposure technique and errors, infection control, quality control and digital and 3D cone beam imagery.

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