Expanded Function Dental Assisting

Expanded Function Dental Assisting

The Expanded Function Dental Assisting program at YTI Career Institute's Lancaster campus has paused enrollment of new students. Please click here to view a complete list of YTI's program offerings.

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); and submit proof of current Radiology certification.

Fast Facts

  • Program Length: 6 months
  • Total Program Hours: 212
  • Quarter Credit Hours: 8
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Career opportunities: Pediatric dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, etc.
  • Total cost $3,990
  • Note: This program is not eligible for federal Financial Aid, however, our team will meet with you to discuss your options for paying for school.


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.

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).