Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary Restorative & Prosthetic Courses

Title: Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary Restorative & Prosthetic Courses (limited attendance)

Course Presenter: Dr. Morris Robbins

Restorative Course Dates

The EFDA Restorative Courses will be presented in three, 4-day sessions over three months with the option of starting in August 2016 in Nashville, TN or in January 2017 in Memphis, TN.

2 Course Options

#1 Restorative-Memphis, TN

  • January 22-25, 2018 (1 of 3)
  • February 19-22, 2018 (2 of 3)
  • March 19-22, 2018 (3 of 3)


#2 Restorative-Nashville, TN

Nashville dates are Tuesday - Friday, and usually take place in August, September, and October. Date specifics and registration form forthcoming.

Prosthetic Course Dates

The EFDA Prosthetic Courses will be presented in two, 4-day sessions starting in April 2017 in Memphis, TN.

Memphis, TN

  • April 16-19, 2018 (1 of 2)
  • May 7-10, 2018 (2 of 2)

Times: 8 am to 5 pm each day with one hour for lunch on your own.



CE credit: Restorative Course - 96 hours / Prosthetic Course - 64 hours



Restorative Certification Course:

  • Restorative – Memphis, TN course is $3,775.00 per attendee
  • Restorative – Nashville, TN course is $4,475.00 per attendee

Prosthetic Certification Course:

  • $2,775.00 per attendee.


Memphis – Restorative & Prosthetic Courses
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Humphreys General Education Building
8 South Dunlap St.
Memphis, TN 38163
Room B351
(building located on corner of Dunlap St. & Madison Ave.)

Nashville – Restorative Course only
MeHarry Medical College School of Dentistry
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN.
(building is located at the corner of D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. and MeHarry Blvd.)


Madison Plaza Garage (H Lot) located at 940 Madison Ave. - $5/day.
Metered parking is also available for a cost along S. Dunlap St.

Nashville, TN
Pay parking garage (Central Parking) is located next to the building.
Free parking is also available on one side of the street – but limited.
You will be met inside the building and directed to the clinic.

Memphis Hotels

  • DoubleTree, 185 Union Avenue, (901) 528-1800
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1180 Union Avenue, (901) 276-1175
  • Crowne Plaza Memphis, 300 N. Second Street, (901) 525-1800
  • Sheraton, 205 N. Main Street, (901) 527-7300

Due to events already scheduled in Memphis which will limit availability of sleeping rooms, please reserve your hotel well in advance of the course. Ask for the UT rate when making reservations.

Nashville Hotels

MeHarry Medical College has suggested you contact:

  • Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, (615) 259-4343
  • Holiday Inn West End, 2613 West End Avenue, (615) 327-4707
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2330 Elliston Place, (615) 320-6060

Please reserve a hotel for your stay in Nashville early since there are numerous events that are planned in the city. Ask for the MeHarry rate when making reservations.

Admission Requirements

According to the rules of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry 0460-04-.10 eligibility for this course includes:

Licensed dental hygienists and registered dental assistants who are currently licensed with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry and have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous full time employment within the past three (3) years in a dental practice as a dental assistant are eligible for admission to a Board approved certification course in restorative and/or prosthetic functions. A registered dental assistant must apply for and complete a Board approved certification course in restorative or prosthetic functions and obtain the appropriate certification, issued by the Board, before he/she can perform expanded restorative or prosthetic functions on any patient.

Tuition, Refund and Transfer Policy

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

Tuition is completely refundable if a course is canceled by the Continuing Dental Education department, 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 7 days prior to a lecture course or less than 14 days for a hands-on course; tuition may be applied toward a future course.

A $50 fee will apply to all cancellations and transfers. No shows will forfeit the full tuition. The University requires proof that checks cleared the bank before refunding tuition paid by check. Tuition paid by credit card will be refunded to the card charged for the tuition. Refunds made to charge cards will incur a 5% surcharge.

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 Continuing Education office to confirm receipt of cancellation request. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of tuition. Proof of request may be required.

Board of Dentistry Rules and Regulations

Application and $500 deposit is due 8 weeks prior to start of course with final payment due 30 days prior to start of course.

Courses Offered

Certification is offered in both restorative and prosthetic functions. These are two separate courses, resulting in two different certifications.


The restorative course consists of 96 hours broken into three weekly sessions at 32 hours per week. Participants will have 3-4 weeks off between sessions. These breaks allow for auxiliaries to decrease the amount of continuous time away from their families and job responsibilities and also provide the opportunity to complete required assignments between sessions.

Participants in each course must attend all sessions for their respective course.

Lectures will be presented on the following subjects: morphology, occlusion, dental materials, instrumentation, basic principles of preparation, isolation, selection and placement of matricies, liners and bases, and the insertion and finishing of amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer restoratives.

The majority of course time will be devoted to laboratory sessions in which the participants will insert and finish Class I, II, III, IV and V intracoronal restorations.

Prosthetics for the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant

From temporization to single and multiple unit impressions utilizing several different techniques and increased emphasis on impressions for crown and bridge implant cases. This newly revised course also includes full and partial denture impressions with and without implants. The mini implant technique for dentures is included. Emphasis on occlusal relationships, anatomy and understanding the function the impression in determining the final product is an important part of the course.

This course will provide the participant an ability to recognize a successful outcome of prosthetic functions in the dental office by hands on laboratory experiences including demonstrations by faculty and experts in their field.

The prosthetic course consists of 64 hours broken into two weekly sessions at 32 hours per week. Participants will be provided with a 3-4 week break between the two sessions.

Participants in each course must attend all sessions for their respective course.


Upon successful completion of the restorative or prosthetic course, the Tennessee Board of Dentistry will issue the appropriate certification to successful candidates. Once certified in restorative functions, the assistant or hygienist may perform placement of amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer restorations in teeth previously prepared by a licensed dentist. Upon certification in prosthetic functions, auxiliaries will be allowed to pack retraction cord, obtain final impressions for fixed and removable procedures, as well as fabricate and seat provisional restorations. All of these procedures must be accomplished under the direct supervision and full responsibility of a licensed dentist in the State of Tennessee.

In order to successfully complete certification, participants will be required to pass written exams covering the lecture material as well as laboratory demonstration of competency in the respective areas.

The University of Tennessee College 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.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for Restorative Course - 96 hours / Prosthetic Course - 64 hours continuing education credits.