NOTE: This is NOT a beginner course. Six months of chair-side experience assisting a dentist is required prior to taking this course.
Last Chance - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - New Orleans
NOTE: You must submit the following two forms NO LATER than two weeks before the course in order to be considered fully registered in the course. If you do not return these forms by the deadline, you will automatically be transferred to the next course.
SBET Reimbursement Information
Attention Dental Employers: Qualifying Louisiana dentists could be reimbursed for sending their assistants to EDDA training through the Small Business Employee Training (SBET) training program. For additional information click here. The SBET program application and reimbursement is between you and the SBET of the Louisiana Department of Labor. LSU Continuing Dental Education does not process this paperwork or reimbursement.
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This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law. Hands-on exercises will be performed in the laboratory to reinforce the material presented in the lectures. Each participant will be given and must pass a post-course examination to determine their competency.
Upon successful completion of this course and examination and submitting a post-course evaluation, participants will receive a verification of participation letter. To receive your EDDA certification, you must submit this EDDA training verification of participation letter along with the EDDA Application for Certification Confirmation, proof of completion of a Louisiana State Board of Dentistry-approved radiology course, a copy of a current CPR certification card and the required application fee to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry (LSBD). DO NOT SUBMIT THESE DOCUMENTS TO LSU CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION. The LSBD is the certifying agency for EDDA in Louisiana. After you have submitted a complete application form along with the required documents and fees to the LSBD it could take several weeks for you to receive your certificate by mail. To check the status of your application, call the LSBD at 225.219.7330.
After completing the course, participants should be better able to identify, understand, and explain:
- Function of instruments and materials used in coronal polishing
- Limitations and uses of coronal polishing technique as contrasted with a prophylaxis
- Use, care, and lubrication of the right-angle handpieceInstruments and materials for suturing
- Types and levels of sedation
- Types and uses of dental liners
- Parts of the Tofflemire matrix retainer
- Sequence of steps in the placement of an anterior restoration
- Placement of pit and fissure sealant
- Groups of extrinsic and intrinsic stains on dentition
- Process for placing a medicated dressing post-operative
- Cause and treatment of alveolar osteitis
- Post-operative instruction to a patient for home care
- Indications and contraindications for use of nitrous oxide
- Safety features of the nitrous unit
- Technique of, application, and monitoring nitrous oxide
- Purpose of and different types of temporary crowns
- Proper armamentarium needed for fabrication of a temporary crown
- Use of rubber dam and the isolation of teeth
- Manipulation and use of periodontal surgical dressing
- Methods used for gingival retraction
After completing the course, participants should be better able to demonstrate their knowledge of/ability to perform:
- Dental anatomy
- Coronal polishing
- Removing sutures with a sterile technique
- Placement of a cavity liner
- Preparing, placing, wedging, and removing a Tofflemire matrix retainer
- Etching of a posterior tooth prior to the placement of pit and fissure sealant
- Gingival retraction using the chemical method
- Removal of the retraction cord
- Mixing, placement and removal of periodontal dressing
- Application of pit and fissure sealants
- Preparation needed before placement of sealants
- Placement of temporary filling
Susan Lowrance, EDDA has over 20 years of dental assisting experience. She is a dental assistant in private practice and is the New Orleans EDDA Team leader. Ms. Lowrance has taught EDDA courses for two years.
Tonicia Reeves, CDA, EDDA has 30 years of dental assisting experience. She is a dental program coordinator for the undergraduate department of LSU School of Dentistry and has taught EDDA courses for eight years.
Dana Williams, CDA, EDDA has 30 years of dental assisting experience. She is a dental program coordinator in the pediatrics department of LSU School of Dentistry. She has taught EDDA courses for ten years.
Dental Assistant: $725
Sign-In and breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am (each day)
Course Starts: 8:00 am (each day)
This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.
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For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.
NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.
LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.