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Expanded Functions – Dental Assisting

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PERSONALIZED TO YOUR NEEDS! We recognize that Dental Assistants employed at different offices require training in different expanded functions. Students can choose from a selection of Dental Assisting Expanded Functions courses based on individual need.  To assure the course meets the employing dentist’s needs, the instructor visits the student’s employing dental office to complete a clinical evaluation. A dentist from that office also evaluates the clinical final.  Note: Dental office final exam time is in addition to in-class time.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed a Dental Assisting Fundamentals course successfully and have worked full time in a dental office for six months to be eligible for expanded functions courses. A letter from the employing dentist must be submitted prior to the course, verifying the person is employed by the dental office and confirming length of employment. In addition, students must be currently employed in a dental office as cost of the course is offset by students bringing supplies from their own dental offices.  (Final exam of each section is NOT during class time and will be offered at a different date and time.)

NOTE: Final exam of each section is NOT during class time and will be offered at a different date and time.

Accreditation:  Idaho Board of Dentistry, Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education

Program Highlights:

  • Increased employability with additional skill sets.
  • Meets individual needs. Students can sign up for individual courses or all courses.
  • Convenience: Evening hours for classes held on campus. Work hours for clinical exam.
  • No expensive supply fees as cost is offset by student providing most supplies from employing dental office.
  • Dental offices can call to arrange onsite courses with a minimum number of students in the following counties: Bannock, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power.



Per Idaho Board of Dentistry requirements, students are required to provide proof they have taken a DA Fundamentals course and proof of six months employment in a dental office.  Proof must be provided at the time of registration. 

If planning on attending the Use of a High Speed Handpiece to Remove Orthodontic Cement or Resin, you MUST work for an orthodontic office. 

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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209