Children's Dental Health Associates

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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

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We are currently seeking a talented Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for our South Philly location! 

The Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) serves an important role in our dental practices. As part of our dedicated team of professionals, EFDAs treat our pediatric patients with respect and compassion as they learn to accept dental treatment, and appreciate the value of good oral health habits and preventive dental care.

  • Clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment
  • Working knowledge on placement of Sealants
  • Take impressions
  • Working knowledge composite resins, contouring materials, clamps and procedure
  • Prepare the treatment rooms for dental or operative procedures
  • Review patient charts /records
  • Take x-rays
  • Provide assistance to the dentist during dental treatment procedures such as applying anesthesia or pain medication
  • Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for composite restorations
  • Interact with patients and/or the parents or guardians of patients on a variety of topics include but not limited to:
    • Review of dental history
    • Make patient feel comfortable and at ease
    • Address concerns
    • Suggest treatments
    • Educate patients, and/or the parents or guardians of patients, on the importance of routine dental hygiene and plaque control programs
    • Educate patients, and/or the parents or guardians of patients on the importance of any recommend follow-up appointments
  • Record treatment information in patient chart / electronic record
  • Clean and sanitize the rooms in preparation for the next patient
  • Sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials
  • Restock supplies
  • Follow OSHA and CDC protocol
  • Comply with HIPAA regulations


  • Current PA State EFDA license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Up-to-date radiology certification
  • CPR certification


Employment is contingent on the ability to pass all Company background checks and required security clearances to work with pediatric patients.



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At Children's Dental Health Associates, we proudly provide the best dental care to children throughout Chester, Lancaster, York, Philadelphia, Montgomery counties, and beyond. Our dentists and dental staff are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. We take the oral health of our young patients very seriously and understand going to the dentist can make some children anxious, so we strive to make every child feel calm and comfortable during their visit with their dentist. With colorful photos, a children's play area, TV's throughout the office, video games, and toys, our young patients are provided with a fun atmosphere where they are free to play before being seen by their dentist.


Our mission at Children's Dental Health Associates is to serve the unique needs of children by providing a welcoming environment and utilizing the tell, show, do method to provide quality specialized dental care. We respect and acknowledge the trust each parent has given us to care for their child. We consider it a privilege to treat children, and we treat each visit as an opportunity to make a difference in their lives by helping them obtain the best possible oral health through prevention first and intervention second.

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