Wisconsin college launching program to alleviate dental hygienist, assistant shortage

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay is creating a new program to train a new position in dental practices, according to a March 28 report by NBC26.

The position, expanded function dental auxiliary, or EFDA, holds more responsibilities than a dental assistant.

By adding EDFAs, dental practices will be able to treat more patients, potentially alleviating schedule backlogs.

Enrollment in the program will start this fall, the report said.

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