Pre-Dental EFDA Program to gain experience and earn your Expanded Functions Dental Assisting certification.

Pre-Dental EFDA Program


At AIDA’s DMDbound Program, we have designed a system tailored specifically to Pre-Dental students to provide you with the dental knowledge, wet lab training, advanced SIM practice and hands-on experience that builds a strong dental applicant. By the end of the 10 week program, you will earn your Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Certification and Radiology Certification, that allows you to advance your clinical experiences by becoming a contributing member of any dental team.

Our program includes 40 hours of chair side experience with Dr. Alex Semidey in his general dental practice as part of your experience training. At the end of the program, your EFDA certification will certify you to perform countless procedures directly on patients making you a great asset to any dental office or non-profit dental organization team. These chair-side experiences will not only give you fantastic real world experiences to discuss in your Dental School application, but will help you excel in Dental School as a student.


As an EFDA, you are an extension of the dentist. You’ll work side by side with the doctor in delivering hands-on patient care. Working as an EFDA is like taking the profession for a test drive, developing skills that will serve you for life, and getting paid for it all the while!

Are you DMDbound?



A Front Row Seat to Your Future


Less than half of Dental School applicants are accepted each year, and according to Kaplan DAT test prep, the average Science GPA of enrollees is a 3.46.

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– Journal of Dental Education

It’s About Time

Complete the Pre-Dental EFDA Program in 10 weeks!

A great deal of success in life is about timing. Getting your timing right when applying to professional school is no different. To make sure you are rising above the crowd, you want to make sure to enroll and complete the EFDA program with enough time to put those skills into practice. “Wet glove” experience is heavily weighed by admissions committees and early applications go out on June 4th!

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Dental School Application Timeline

May 12, 2020: 2020-21 ADEA AADSAS application opens

June 2, 2020: First day to submit your 2020–2021 ADEA AADSAS application

Feb. 3, 2021: 2020-2021 ADEA AADSAS application closes

Just 6 Seats per Class


Next class start date is January 18th!

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