This program is 30 hours long. The class will be presented via Live Interactive Webinar using Zoom. The last 2 classes or 10 hours will be held at our school to address the hands on portion of this program as long as State/Federal/OSHA/CDC guidelines allow. The school will practice all CDC/Federal/State Guidelines. The last 2 days of the class will be held in person to practice hands on expanded functions procedures.
Requirements to attend a live webinar:
- You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
- To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat.
- Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
- Instructors may call on participants.
- You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.
Live webinar invitations are emailed to registered students as the course date nears (approximately one day prior to the class).
Live webinars are considered live credits, not distance learning.
This course is a review for the NJ Expanded Functions exam which is administrated by the DANB. The program is primarily didactic with some hands on experience. Students will not be proficient in the clinical aspect of the duty as there is no patient care within the school. They will be familiar with the didactic information which is necessary for the exam. Students will understand the expanded functions that are outlined in the N.J. Auxiliary Practice Act. The program is lecture with some hands on.
This course earns you continuing education credits for renewal of your CDA or COA.
A copy of your CDA or COA card must accompany your registration form.
A CDA can use this class for 30 CEU Credits. Live webinars are considered live credits, not distance learning.
Class fees include our workbook.
Students should also have the following books:
- “Modern Dental Assisting” book 10th or 11th edition, by Robinson and Bird
- “Dental Materials “ Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists. 3rd edition, Hatrick and Eakle
- “Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach”, 3rd and 4th editions. Delmar, 2008 and 2013.
- “Essentials of Dental Assisting”. 5th edition. Elsevier, 2013. 5. Harris, Norman O., Franklin Garcia-Godoy and Christine Nielson Nathe.
- “Primary Preventive Dentistry”. 7th and 8th ed. Harris and Nathe, 2008 and 2014.
YOU MUST BRING LAB JACKET AND PROTECTIVE EYE WEAR For Laboratory Sessions
NJXDG Exam Outline
106 multiple-choice items with 80 minutes testing time
1. Isolate the operative field, including
the placement and removal of rubber dams 7
2. Place and remove matrices and wedges 7
3. Place temporary restorations 5
4. Remove excess cement from crowns or other restorations 5
5. Remove sutures 6
6. Fabricate and cement temporary crowns
and bridges after preparation of tooth
and crowns by dentist (does not include intraoral adjustments) 6
7. Etch in preparation for bonding, sealants and desensitizing agents 5
8. Perform hand removal of crowns and bridges that have been temporarily cemented 5
9. Take alginate impressions 6
10. Place amalgam, composite or gold foil in a tooth for condensation by the dentist 5
11. Place and remove retraction cords and medicated pellets 8
12. Perform bite registration procedures 5
13. Place and remove periodontal dressings and other surgical dressings 6
14. Trial size (pre-select) stainless steel crowns and temporary crowns intraorally 5
15. Prepare coronal surfaces for bonding and restoration, with pumice and water only,
not including prophylaxis 10
16. Take impressions for and perform laboratory fabrication of mouthguards,
not including insertion of the appliance 5
17. Application of fluoride, pit and fissure sealants and other recognized topical agents for the prevention of oral disease
or discomfort 10
Instructor: Yesenia Sosa, CDA, RDA, Dental Studies Institute faculty