Manor College has been the leader in educating and training Dental Assistants and EFDAS since 1976. At its inception, Manor’s Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program was the first in the state of Pennsylvania.

In that same tradition, Manor initiated and worked to bring about Legislative laws governing and recognizing Expanded Functions Dental Assistants as dental para-professionals through required education and testing in order to become certified by the Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry. Manor’s program was utilized as a model for educational requirements pertaining to the education of EFDAs.

Manor College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the  American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

The Dental Health Center, a state of the art, newly renovated, facility, serves over 2,500 patients from the community. Students work under the direct supervision of licensed dentists who also serve as clinical faculty with other clinical instructors.

Dental Assisting Courses:

First Semester

  • DA101: Chairside Procedures (4 credits)
  • DA101L: Chairside Lab (0 credits)
  • DA103: Principles of Radiology (2 credits)
  • DA115: Practice Management (1 credit)
  • DA111: Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry (1 credit)
  • DA107: Dental Materials (3 credits)
  • DA107L: Dental Materials Lab (0 credits)
  • DA109: Medical Management of the Dental Patient (1 credit)
  • BI106: Science of Nutrition (3 credits)

Second Semester

  • DA112: Clinical Experience I (3 credits)
  • DA104: Radiographic Techniques (1 credit)
  • DA106: Dental Anatomy (4 credits)
  • DA106L: Dental Anatomy Lab (0 credits)
  • DA118: Dental Specialties (1 credit)
  • DA120: Oral Health Issues (2 credits)
  • BI105: Survey of Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits)

Summer I

  • DA205: Dental Science (3 credits)

Summer II

  • DA212: Clinical Experience II (3 credits)
  • DA112: DA Internships (1 credit)

Total: 36 credits

For more information on Manor’s degree programs, workforce certificate courses, or continuing education courses for dental professionals, call (215) 884-2218