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Welcome to the MDA EFDA program website

Please use the top and left navigation to access the variety of information provided.

This site is designed to be an education tool for both doctors and assistants. We hope it will help you learn more about the important role of EFDAs in Missouri dental practices and the steps to education and certification and permitting to begin expanded function delegation.

What information are you looking for?

  • I want to know what EFDA skills are delegable under the Dental Practice Act. Learn More
  • I want to learn more about what EFDA courses are available and specific dates. Learn More
  • I want to take an EFDA course, but need to know the prerequisites to do so. Learn More
  • I have my prerequisites and am ready to register for an EFDA course. Register Now
  • I completed my course and received certification. How do I apply for a permit? Learn More

Lost EFDA Certificates

Are you wishing to apply for a Missouri EFDA permit but have lost your EFDA certificate? Individuals who took an MDA-sponsored EFDA course may request duplicate certificates if originals have been lost/destroyed or if a name change has occurred. Please note that your certification always will be on record under the name with which you registered for the course at that time, but you may request a new certificate with a name change due to marriage, divorce, etc. Please complete the Request for Duplicate Certificate and return to the MDA with the appropriate fee.

Please Note! If you took a course through Nichols Career Center or Ozarks Technical Community College or a CODA accredited dental assisting program, you will need to contact them direct to request your certificate. Nichols Career Center 573-659-3112 / Ozarks Technical College 417-447-8832

Other Questions

If you have questions about topics on the EFDA site, or need assistance with registration, viewing modules or more, contact the MDA at 573-634-3436 or info@moefda.org (available weekdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm).



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