The Kirkwood Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Course is offered through Continuing Education and is designed so you can obtain your EFDA certificate without leaving your dental office. Coursework is performed through directed text readings along with evaluation measures and completion of clinical skills within your office. You will be assigned an instructor who will oversee your progress within the course.

Students enrolled in the course are given six months to complete the readings, evaluation measures and clinical skills. Online quizzes assist students to obtain information needed to pass the required post-assessment.

Students will be required to attend an orientation session at Kirkwood's main campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alternative orientation options may be considered for those who are a great distance from this site.

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For students currently enrolled in our EFDA course and are ready to take the pre- or post-assessment, visit "How to Test on Perception". for testing procedures, hours and assessment information.

Go to the Perception portal to log in for quizzes.