Drews Dental Services Employee to Complete EFDA Program

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Drews Dental Services announces that one of their employees will become the first Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) in the office.

Drews Dental Services is pleased to announce that their Certified Dental Assistant, Matthew Theriault, will soon become the office’s first Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA). He is scheduled to complete the program this spring.

EFDAs allow a team to be more productive and lighten the load on the dentist, which in turn decreases stress for the whole office. In Maine, the job functions for EFDAs include coronal polishing, suture removal, pouring and trimming of dental models, fabricating temporary restorations, removal of composite using a slow-speed hand piece to de-bond brackets, taking X-rays and temporary restorations, as well as placing and carving restoratives prior to final curing and applying topical fluorides and sealants.

To become an EFDA, employees must be a Certified Dental Assistant or licensed as a dental hygienist. They must then complete a board-approved Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited EFDA program and jurisprudence exam and receive a CPR certificate and certification as EFDA by endorsement approved. They are also required to complete 50 hours of continuing education every five years.

For more information about EFDAs, visit http://www.aapd.org/assets/1/7/StateLawsonDAs.pdf. To learn more about Drews Dental Services, visit their website or give them a call at 207-782-5308.

About the company:
Located in Lewiston, Maine, Drews Dental Services proudly serves all of Lewiston, and its twin city, Auburn, as well as the surrounding areas in Androscoggin County. Less than one hour from the coast, the mountains, Portland and Augusta, Lewiston is the second-largest city in the state and offers a vibrant community with a small-town feel. As such, Drews Dental Services prides itself on treating every patient as if they were a member of their immediate family. Led by Dr. Peter J. Drews, DDS, FAGD, the team is an experienced group of patient care specialists and dental professionals that put the patient’s needs first. Many new patients have expressed frustration over previous dental providers, which is why Drews Dental Services separates themselves from the crowd by educating patients and dividing treatment plans into elective and necessary treatment options. For more information, please visit http://www.mainedentalclinic.com/.

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