EFDA Dental Assistant

Bucks County, PA
Chester County, PA
Delaware County, PA

The EFDA Dental Assistant assists the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions, some duties may vary by state. They would be responsible to set up and clean the dental unit and operatory for timely turnover and provide appropriate Oral Health information and education of the patient. A Dental Assistant reports directly to the Clinical Supervisor who reports to the Key Administrator who reports to the Regional Administrator who reports to Dental Director.


In addition to the traditional Dental Assistants’ duties, responsibilities and competencies, an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) is able to work independently (under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist) and multitask in a dental setting. This classification is distinguished from other classifications, in that employees assigned to it must hold an EFDA license and perform EFDA duties. This classification is NOT attained based on years of experience as a dental assistant. Clear mental ability is essential for the safety of our patients if an EFDA is to be working independently on patients.




  • Taking alginate and preliminary impressions and bite registrations.
  • Pack retention cord.
  • Placing temporary fillings after examination and diagnosis by the dentist.
  • Fabricating, placing and removing temporary crowns or temporary bridges.
  • Removing and replacing arch wires and Orthodontic wires.
  • Taking facebow transfers for mounting study casts.
  • Preparing areas to be restored by etching.
  • Place matrix and wedges for isolation.
  • Placing and carving direct restorations.
  • Articulating occlusion with slow speed handpiece.
  • Applying sealants.
  • Perform whitening procedures.
  • Create custom trays for related procedures.
  • Application of Fluoride and topical anesthetic
  • Coronal polishing: removing soft deposits, such as plaque.




  • 1+ years of DA experience
  • EFDA experience is preferred
  • Must have EFDA Certification




Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of the application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 11/12/2019
Salary $25.00 - $30.00/hr

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