Our Expanded Duties program is designed to ensure dental assistants abide by the requirements set by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.  For a dental assistant in Georgia to legally monitor patients under nitrous oxide, desensitize teeth, apply fluoride and sealants, and fabricate temporaries extraorally, the assistant must complete 12 hours of instruction that satisfies Georgia code section 150-9-.02. Our mission is to offer a highly efficient and affordable expanded duty course which prepares students with the necessary skills to perform required duties. 

Upon completing the course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform additional techniques, procedures and applications as a dental assistant. These new skills and insight may help you grow in your career and be prepared for advanced positions.

Program cost is $740.00 for non-Dental Staff School graduates and $380 for Dental Staff School alumni. All supplies needed to complete the course are included in the cost. We will email you the study guides along with any other necessary paperwork two weeks prior to the course date.


To be eligible to attend the Expanded Duties Dental Assistant program, you must meet the following requirements:
(1) Possess current certification as a Certified Dental Assistant.
(2) Graduated from a one (1) year accredited dental assisting program or a Board approved dental assisting program. (Dental Staff School is approved through the Georgia board of Dentistry.)
(3) Employed as a chair side dental assistant by a licensed dentist for a continuous six (6) month period within the previous three (3) years.

*In addition, you will need a high school diploma, or the equivalent and a current CPR card.

**To successfully complete ANY Expanded Duties course and receive the certificate that allows you to legally perform these expanded functions within the State of Georgia, you must PASS both the WRITTEN test and the CLINICAL portion of the courses. Note: The Dental Staff School reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum participation requirements. 

All registration fees may be transferred to another course date if notification is received at least 30 days prior to the scheduled course date. Cancellations or transfers after that time will not be permitted. There are NO REFUNDS.

Register TODAY!  Please call our corporate office at (678) 819-3919 if you have any questions about our upcoming classes.

Course 4

  • Alginate Impressions Denture Repair
  • Fabrication of a Night Guard
  • Face Bow Registration
  • Retraction Cord Placement
  • Provisional Restorations
  • Liners and Bases

Course 5

  • Periodontal Dressing

  • In-Office Bleaching

  • Dentin Bonding

  • Desensitization

  • Liners and Bases

Course 6

  • Monitor Nitrous Oxide

  • Fluoride Application

  • Sealants

  • Dry Socket Redressing