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Expanded Duties

A dental assistant can perform a variety of routine duties in the dental office as prescribed by Georgia of Board of Dentistry rules. Assistants may begin the process of enrolling in Expanded Duties training by printing the registration packet. Note: You cannot download any study guides or related course information ​until you register for courses.

For more information on Expanded Duties classes, contact us. 

The Expanded Duties program is designed to ensure dental assistants meet the requirements set by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. The GDA Expanded Duties Program covers:

 COURSE 4: COURSE 5: COURSE 6:
A) Impressions for Denture Repair
B) Face Bow Registration
C) Tissue Retraction
D) Liners and Bases
E) Provisional Restorations
F) Fabrication of Bruxism Appliances 
A) Periodontal Pack
B) In-Office Bleaching
C) Dentin Bonding
D) Desensitization
A) Monitor Nitrous Oxide
B) Fluoride Application
C) Sealants
D) Dry Socket Redressing

To be eligible to attend the GDA Expanded Duties Program the dental assistant must meet one of the following criteria:
1)    Possess current certification that the candidate is a Certified Dental Assistant.
2)    Be a graduate of a one (1) year accredited dental assisting program or a dental assisting program approved by the Board.
3)    Have been employed as a chair side assistant by a licensed dentist for a continuous six (6) month period within the previous three (3) years.  

In Addition, the candidate must have a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof and proof of current CPR certification. Courses are offered on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. Registration closes when a course reaches capacity OR one month (30 days prior) to course date – whichever comes first. (This is to allow the assistant to become familiar with the course study guides and gather all required clinical materials.)
  • Expanded Duties Board Rule

2018 Schedule

 

Course 4

Course 5

Course 6

Atlanta ​February 23 February 24 February 24
Columbus April 13 ​April 14  ​April 14   
Athens Tech   June 1 June 2 June 2 
West GA Tech  August 10   August 11 August 11 
Atlanta  November 2
​November 3  ​November 3
Columbus  December 7 December
 8  
December
8  

Fees

Courses

4

5

6

All 3

4,5

4,6

5,6

Member

$220

$120

$120

$370

$295

$295

$200

Nonmember

$380

$200

$200

$670

$520

$520

$345

Printed Manuals

$10

$10

$10

$25

$20

$20

$20

Expanded Duties

  • Fri, Dec 01, 2017 | 7:00 PM - Fri, Dec 01, 2017 | 7:00 PM
  • Location: Columbus Technical College
  • Address: 4600 River Road Columbus, GA 31904
  • Directions
  • Email: carolyn@gadental.org
  • Phone: 404.636.7553

Course IV, V, V
Columbus Technical College
Dr. Joe Hair, Instructor
 
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