An Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) earns an average wage of $18.05 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Office Management and Coronal Polishing.

$20,352 - $52,015
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MEDIAN: $34,834
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$13.57 - $25.36
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,352 - $52,015  
   
Bonus
$122.55 - $4,764  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $3,987  
Total Pay (?
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$27,907 - $53,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $25.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.19 - $39.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$122.55 - $4,764  
   
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $3,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,907 - $53,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,673
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Job Description for Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Expanded functions dental assistants (or EFDAs) are an important part of dental practices, performing duties that include patient chair and administrative work. Depending on the state, EFDAs may have other titles, such as registered dental assistants with expanded functions (RDAEF) or expanded duty dental assistants. Also depending on the state, there may be one or several levels of certification for expanded functions dental assistants.

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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Tasks

  • Clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Take impressions and bite registrations.
  • Fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, place temporary restorative material in teeth.
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,774

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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Reviews

What is it like working as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)?

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Columbus:
"EFDA Experience."
Pros: Interacting with my patients on a personal level. Making them feel welcome and as comfortable as possible. Nothing makes me more happy than making our patients happy and healthy.
Cons: Witnessing my Doctor not giving the best quality of care. Recommending treatment that is not necessarily needed. Also being under appreciated and put below the "veterans" of the office who do not give quality care and do what they are supposed to do.

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Experience Affects Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Salaries

Office Management
up arrow 29%

Coronal Polishing
up arrow 13%

Efda
up arrow 9%

up arrow 6%


Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Orthodontics
up arrow 3%

Composite Fillings
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

National Average
$38,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Temporary Crowns
up arrow 6%

amalgam fillings
up arrow 7%

Prosthodontics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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