Admission Requirements

A complete and accurate application form must be submitted by the date specified with proof of current CDA certification or RDH licensure.

Incomplete or late applications are NOT reviewed for admission.  If certification or licensure is pending at the time of application, submit proof that documentation is forthcoming.

The applicant must show a commitment to spend the necessary time required to complete the course.

The employer’s recommendation must include a statement of support for the applicant, including allowing the EFDA student access to a dental operatory/laboratory space to complete satellite assignments.

The applicant must have dental office experience that includes chairside patient treatment.  (EFDA students must be very familiar with restorative dental procedures.)


Participants in the EFDA course must be able to develop and perfect fine motor hand skills which permit accurate and safe application of dental hand instruments and hand pieces. Students also must be able use both direct vision and indirect mirror vision to complete and evaluate finished restorations.   Course participants must show progress in the acquisition of written/clinical skills to remain in the course.

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.