Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

R-EFDA Workshop: Do You Have the Hands?

Course Code: W17
Speaker: Dr. Debra Willis, DMD
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 12:00 PM
Audience: Assistants


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 






Are you a new or aspiring Restorative Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (R-EFDA)? Dr. Willis designed this workshop to encourage dental assistants to become more valued members of the dental team by increasing their knowledge and skill with this hands-on experience. Materials and methods, aesthetic considerations, occlusal concerns, patient acceptance strategies, teamwork and common pitfalls when using sealants, amalgams and composites will be reviewed. Participants will learn the latest techniques then use prepared models to place a sealant, two amalgams and two composites. Emphasis will focus on maintaining excellence, fun and enthusiasm for learning, and to enjoy long-term patient and personal satisfaction in your new restorative career. Attendance is limited to 20.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the types and uses of dental materials.
  • know the techniques and sensitivities of each.
  • practice placement of restoration on tooth models.

Participant Requirements:


Speaker: Dr. Debra Willis, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Florida College of Dentistry; general practice residency, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto; adjunct faculty, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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