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EDDA Dental Certification

What is EDDA Dental Certification?

EDDA (Expanded Duty Dental Assistant) certification is the “next step” for dental assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. EDDA certification 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.

How do I receive my EDDA Certification?

You will need to submit the following four documents to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry (LSBD) to receive your EDDA Certification.

  1. Verification of Participation Letter for successfully completing a certified EDDA Training Course (see EDDA course listings below)
  2. The EDDA Application for Certification which can be found on the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry website.
  3. Proof of successfully completing a Louisiana State Board of Dentistry-approved Radiology course
  4. A copy of a current CPR certification card

You will need to submit all four documents noted above along with your required applcation fee to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. DO NOT SUBMIT THESE DOCUMENTS TO LSU CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry 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 EDDA certificate by mail.

To check the status of your application, call the LSBD at (225) 219-7330.

dental assistant participating in a LSU EDDA certification Training course

Where can I find a certified EDDA Training Course?

You're in luck, we offer several EDDA training courses throughout the year. Below is a list of our upcoming courses. Click on the Course Information button for more information about each course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Gonzales

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Sunday, October 23, 2022

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.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Lafayette

Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, November 20, 2022

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.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Last Chance - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - New Orleans

Friday, December 9, 2022 - Sunday, December 11, 2022

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.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.