Expanded Function Dental Assisting

Expanded Function Dental Assisting

Train to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant in as few as 6 Months

As a vital link between patient and doctor, the Expanded Function Dental Assistant is responsible for many technical duties such as, placing restorations, sealants, coronal polishing and fluoride application.

Students requesting admission to the Expanded Function Dental Assisting program must submit a verification letter from employer stating that they have worked as a chairside assistant for a minimum of 2 years or proof of current CDA certification. Submit proof of current CPR certification (Health Care Providers); submit proof of current Radiology certification; and submit verification of Hepatitis B vaccination.

Fast Facts

  • Program Length: 6 months
  • Total Program Hours: 212
  • Quarter Credit Hours: 8
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Career opportunities: Pediatric dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, etc.

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This program at YTI Career Institute is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry and qualifies graduates to apply to take the PA EFDA certification exam.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: January 24, 2022

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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  • Lecture is delivered online while COVID conditions persist
  • Day Labs: Friday, 9am - 3pm OR Saturday, 8am - 2pm

Course Listings

EF 1100 Expanded Function Dental Assisting
EX 2001 Externship 4

Why YTI?


At YTI, you're taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.


The Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program at YTI Career Institute- Lancaster is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.


Job Placement Assistance
While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Services Department networks with prospective employers to match businesses that have employment needs with YTI graduates suited for those positions.


YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).