In Pennsylvania, special trained and qualified personnel can achieve the status of a Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA).
An EFDA is the dentists equivalent of a PA ( Physician’s Assistant) for your medical physician. This person is licensed of the Commonwealth by Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry to assist and perform many of the routine dental procedures you receive at the dental office. Extensive education and clinical training prepares an EFDA for assisting in such procedures as:
- Placing and polishing Fillings
- Preliminary tooth/mouth impressions
- Tooth sealants
We are pleased to have Susie Keen join our dental team. A local resident, Susie has been licensed and practicing as an EFDA in Northeast Pennsylvania since 2009. She will be assisting in all aspects of your dental care. Please feel free to discuss any topics regarding any aspect of your dental treatment.
SUSAN KEEN, E.F.D.A.