New program starts in autumn semester 2023
This certificate program trains certified dental assistants in
the art of restorative dentistry. Graduates are eligible to sit
for the EFDA exam through the Commission on Dental Testing. EFDAs
perform advanced remediable intra-oral dental procedures
(sealants and fillings) under the supervision of a licensed
Location, Class Days/Times
The EFDA certificate is offered
through a partnership with Career and Technology Education
Centers of Licking County (CTEC). Students enroll at COTC
and take classes at CTEC’s campus:
Newark, Ohio 43055
Classes will take place once a week at CTEC on Mondays from
3-7 p.m. Please note, the days/time may be subject to
Cost – Financial Assistance
Costs associated with the EFDA Certificate are a combination of
tuition and a
first semester course fee of $3,258, which covers supplies and
the course textbook.
Many students work for an employer with tuition benefits that can
be used to cover or assist with costs to complete the EFDA
Certificate. Incoming students are encouraged to connect with
their employer to see what financial assistance may be available
The EFDA program is a competitive, selective program. There are
enrollment requirements in addition to the COTC admission
application. Students must submit an EFDA program application and
supporting material to be considered for admission to the
The deadline to apply is July 1.
Apply to COTC.
online application for general admission.
- Submit official high school transcript with graduation date.
Attend a mandatory EFDA Information Meeting.
Learn about the EFDA program and application requirements at an
Complete EFDA program application and submit required documents.
Submit your EFDA program application by July 1. Applications
are typically available one month prior to the deadline. Request
the application from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Certified dental assistant (CDA) or a registered dental
Documentation must be received for at least two years of
chairside experience in a dental office. If you have been
employed at multiple practices within two years, submit
verification for each dental office.
- CPR Certification
If you are not certified, you must complete EMS-100 Basic Life
Support (CPR) before the application deadline.
All documentation should be submitted to COTC Student Records.
Download EFDA requirements printable checklist.