EDDA Program

The Expanded Dental Duty Assistant (EDDA) certification is the next step for dental assistants who want to expand their capabilities to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a beginner course. You must have 6 months of chair-side assisting to register for this course. 

Quick Facts About the Course

- After students register, they will receive a confirmation email which will include a link to a form to fill out.
-A link to the recorded course and supplemental information will be emailed out to all attendees no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.
- This course is self-paced.
- It will take approximately 12 hours to complete the entire course. You are responsible for doing this on your own time.
- This self-paced course will prepare you for the multiple choice test (50 questions) and the hands-on participation test.
- A passing score on your multiple choice test is 70%.
- Students must register at least 1.5 weeks in advance of the start date of the course in order to complete the entire course.

Register using the assistant's name and information, DO NOT sign in with the dentist's name.  



Register Here


Notes on Registration

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENTS. If you want to register for the course, full payment must be given at the time of registration. 

Your registration price is based on the dentist you work for- if they are LDA members or nonmembers. We will ask on the registration the dentists' name and we will verify membership.  
If you do not currently work at a dental office, please let us know.
Registration price includes the following:
course, videos, lab supplies, and completion certificate

If you have additional questions, contact Jeanne@ladental.org or 225-926-1986.            


The schedule for testing and hands-on follows.


Multiple choice test 10 a.m.-11:30a.m. The test should take about an hour to complete. You must sign into ZOOM using a computer or tablet that has video capabilities to be monitored during the test. The test link will be sent inside the chat box in ZOOM.


Multiple Choice test retake. If you do not pass the test on March 14, this will be your last opportunity to retake. The same ZOOM rules apply. Those who pass the test on Thursday do not need to participate.


Hands-on instruction and hands-on testing. See location based on date. You'll need to attend either the morning or afternoon session We will send you your group time assignment 2 weeks before the event.

The in-person portion of this course has a morning and afternoon session. These sessions are identical, so you'll only need to attend one. We will email you your assigned session time two weeks before the event. We cannot accept requests or transfers for a specific session. 

Lafayette Location:

Gonzales Location:

Louisiana Dental Center
40470 Germany Rd.
Gonzales, LA 70737

New Orleans Location:

Exceptional Dental New Orleans
4141 Bienville St. Ste 105
New Orleans, LA 70119

Training Course Fee 

ADA Member Dentist  Non- LDA Member Dentist
$699 $899

Commonly Asked Questions

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  • What is EDDA Dental Certification?
  • EDDA Course Description
  • EDDA Course Objectives
  • Course Instructors
  • How do I receive my EDDA Certification?
  • Upcoming EDDA Course Calendar
  • Cancellation Policy

Event Details:

March 14-16, 2024 (SOLD OUT) Want to join the waitlist? CLICK HERE
May 30-June 1- Registration open
October 10-12- Registration will open in August
Meeting Location: 
Dr. Jerome Smith's Office
200 Beaullieu Dr STE 2,
Lafayette, LA 70508

April 11-13, 2024- Registration Open
September 12-14- Registration will open in July
Meeting Location: 
Louisiana Dental Center
40470 Germany Rd.
Gonzales, LA 70737

May 9-11, 2024- Registration Open
August 15-17- Registration will open in May
December 5-7- Registration will open in September 
Meeting Location: 
Exceptional Dental New Orleans
4141 Bienville St. Ste 105
New Orleans, LA 70119

Event Supporter

Patterson Dental