This week I began the first program in New Mexico for the Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certificate. There are only a few states that have an expanded function as part of the dental profession. In short this certificate allows a dental assistant or dental hygienist to do the filling part of restoring a tooth after decay was removed by a dentist.
These new skills will allow me to increase the number of procedures I can do. Being able to do more procedures as a hygienist will allow me to make more money and be more valuable to the dentist.
I plan to share all the steps needed to receive this certificate here at www.dentalhygieneboardreview.com
I will update this blog as I go through the program.