Expanded Function Dental Assisting Course

General Information

Course Dates

Week 1 — Expanded Function for Dental Auxiliary — Restorative 1 of 3 (32 hours)

Week 2 — Expanded Function for Dental Auxiliary — Restorative 2 of 3 (32 hours)

Week 3 — Expanded Function for Dental Auxiliary — Restorative 3 of 3 (32 hours)

Tuition and CE Credit

$4,500/per attendee; 96 credit hours – Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. Please contact Dr. Julie Gray, Course Director or Angela Pasquini, Sr. Administrative Assistant, in the School of Dentistry, for payment and registration information @ EFDAInfo@mmc.edu or please call (615) 327-6084 or (615) 327-6913 with questions.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the course is two weeks prior to the beginning of each course session, pending space availability.

CE certificates

At the conclusion of the 3-week course, those students who have fulfilled all requirements of the course and met all learning objectives will be issued Continuing Dental Education Certificates. The Office of Lifelong Learning at Meharry Medical College issues the credits. All CE certificates will be emailed to participants within 7-14 business days. All program participants must show proof of the COVID vaccination with all required dosages needed to be fully vaccinated or provide a vaccine exemption request.

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Meharry Medical Colleges designates this live continuing dental education program for 96 continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.


Please Note: You must provide a current copy of your Tennessee Board of Dentistry License and a signed copy of the Conflict of Interest Declaration.

To apply to the Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Course, download the application below.
Email completed and signed documents to EFDAInfo@mmc.edu.

2024 Calendar

Virtual Course In-Person Course EFDA Course Dates
Session/Term Friday/Saturday Sunday – Tuesday
Spring 2024 Week 1 January 20th January 21st-23rd January 20th – 23rd
Week 2 February 17th February 18th – 20th February 17th – 20th
Week 3 March 23rd March 24th – 26th March 23rd – 26th
Summer Session I 2024 Week 1 April 13th April 14th – April 16th April 13th – 16th
Week 2 May 4th May 5th – 7th May 4th – 7th
Week 3 June 1st June 2nd – 4th June 1st – 4th
Summer Session II 2024 Week 1 June 22nd June 23rd – 25th June 22nd – 25th
Week 2 July 27th July 28th – July 30th July 27th – July 30th
Week 3 August 17th August 18th – 20th August 17th – 20th
Fall 2024 Week 1 September 7th September 8th – 10th September 7th – 10th
Week 2 October 12th October 13th – 15th October 12th – 15th
Week 3 November 2nd November 3rd – 5th November 2nd – 5th

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. We accept Check, Visa or MasterCard. Tuition for no-shows will be forfeited, no exceptions.


Tuition is completely refundable if the course is canceled by MMC Office of Lifelong Learning, or if the registrant cancels more than 30 days prior to the course. For cancellations made less than one month prior to the course, the registrant may apply the entire fee to another course or receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior the course. Tuition may be applied toward an Expanded Function Dental Assisting Course future course. A $50 fee will apply to all cancellations and transfers. No shows will forfeit the full tuition. The College requires proof that checks clear the bank before refunding tuition paid by check. Tuition paid by credit card will be refunded to the credit card charged for the tuition. Refunds made to charge cards will incur a 5% surcharge.


Any course cancellations must be made in writing. A written request is required to process any refund or transfer of fees. “No Shows” will not qualify for a refund or transfer of fees. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact the School of Dentistry to confirm receipt of cancellation request. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of tuition. Proof of request may be required.


Presentation and Cancellation of Courses

The School of Dentistry and the MMC Office of Lifelong Learning reserves the right to cancel any course, limit enrollment, modify the announced course content, or change the location, time, date, and faculty of any course as may be deemed necessary or advisable. Announcements will be made via email or via website.


Interested participants are encouraged to register early. This will enable the college to protect course enrollment and avoid an unnecessary cancellation of a course. In the event that the Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry (MMCSOD) feels it is necessary to cancel a program, a full refund of the tuition will be granted. Attempts to contact all registrants will be made via email at the time cancellation is determined.


MMC Office of Lifelong Learning cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the tuition, costs of travel, or lodging as a result of unforeseen circumstances or events beyond its control.


New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice

Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to the practice of dentistry. At times, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence.


In the spirit of academic freedom, material offered in professional courses is for educational and informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect the philosophy of the institutional teaching program. Sponsorship or partial sponsorship of a continuing education course does not imply endorsement of the product or material.


Weather Emergencies

On rare occasions, inclement weather will necessitate cancellation of programs for that day only. If Meharry Medical College is closed, it will be announced on the local news, metropolitan area radio stations as well as the College’s web page.

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry takes your privacy seriously, and we are committed to protecting it. Personal information (i.e. your name, address, telephone number, social security number, credit card information, etc.) collected mainly through your voluntary submission of such information via our web site, e-mail, telephone, fax or mail.


The names and contact information on this website are published to facilitate contact among those registered for an event. It is not intended, and we request that it not be used, for commercial purposes.



Access to your personal information is strictly controlled by a limited number of Continuing Dental Education staff. The staff are required to keep your personal information confidential and to use that information only to carry out services on behalf of the Continuing Dental Education Office.



Information that you provide may be used for the following purposes:

  • Email or telephone communication to inform you of news about current registration
  • Email communication for other learning events
  • Surveys for new learning events
  • To share feedback about current learning event
  • For marketing purposes


Contact Us

You may request at any time to have your name removed from our database, to update your personal information, or to inquire about the information MMCSOD Continuing Dental Education has in its database about you.


You may do this the following ways:

  • via email to EFDAInfo@mmc.edu
  • via letter to: Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry

HIPAA Policy

As outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, MMCSOD is committed to ensuring that all identifiable information in patient records and photos used in teaching such as name, address, social security number, patient chart number, photographic images, etc., or for which there is written authorization from the patient to use has been removed.


The Office of Continuing Dental Education requires all presenters participating in a continuing education program, to verify that their presentation materials meet these HIPAA standards. Presentation materials include but are not limited to handouts, slides, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and reproduction of journal articles.


Expanded Function Dental Assisting Course
Email: EFDAInfo@mmc.edu
Phone: 615.327.6084