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EFDA Practice Test

The EFDA Practice Test is a must-have resource to master all things expanded functions. This practice test covers expanded functions topics and may help you prepare for DANB exams or to study for a state RDA or LDA credential.


Course Overview

Practice Test Questions
Months to Access Course

The EFDA Practice Test is an essential study tool to help test your understanding of expanded functions. In addition to being a helpful resource to prepare for DANB’s Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA) or Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) exams, the EFDA Practice Test can also help you if you’re looking to earn a state Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), or Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) designation. The practice test includes questions on coronal polishing, impressions, restorative functions, sealants, temporaries, topical fluoride, and more.

With more than 500 questions on a variety of expanded functions, you’ll further your understanding of the concepts and improve your test-taking strategies. A variety of review methods help customize your experience to your personal learning style. Plus, you’ll be able to flag questions to come back to and identify areas that you may need to spend more time reviewing.

Questions are not from actual DANB exams, and completing the practice test does not guarantee you will pass the DANB exam(s).

Course Credentials


Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA) and Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) exams

Course Compatibility

Desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone

After completing this practice test, you will be able to:

  • Understand the topics covered on DANB’s CPFDA and CRFDA exams, as well as state-specific EFDA, RDA, or LDA exams covering allowable expanded-function duties
  • Fine-tune your test-taking strategy
  • Refer to recommended reference materials
  • Identify areas of study that may need practice
  • Check your study progress

Subject Matter Experts

Ms. Bland is the Dental Assisting Program Director at Manatee Technical College in Bradenton, Florida, and has served twice as President of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA). Ms. Bland is a former Board Chair for Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center and a former Executive Director of the Florida Allied Dental Educators. She is a Founding Director and first President of the ADAA’s Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF). Ms. Bland has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Kotyk is retired. Previously, she has served as Curriculum Development Coordinator, Dental Assisting Program Director and Dental Assisting Instructor for Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana. In 2013, she was selected by the American Indian College Fund as Faculty of the Year for her work at SKC. Ms. Kotyk is actively involved in national and state organizations, including the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Dental Association (ADA), Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and Montana Dental Association (MDA). Ms. Kotyk has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Schneider has worked as a chairside assistant and office manager for Dr. Mark W. Nelson since 1982. She has been a longtime member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), and has served as ADAA Seventh District trustee, secretary/treasurer, secretary, vice president and president. She has also served for the North Dakota Dental Assistants Association (NDDAA) as secretary/treasurer, president and editor. Ms. Schneider is a past chair of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) Board of Directors. Ms. Schneider has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Krueger is a faculty member at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. She has extensive experience in dental radiography and clinical dentistry from her work for private dental practitioners before becoming a dental assistant educator. Ms. Krueger served as a committee member of the Iowa Dental Board from 2000 to 2002 and is a member the American Dental Assistants Association. Ms. Krueger has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Gagliardi has been an educator in both dental assisting and dental hygiene for over 30 years and in the field of dentistry since 1977. She is retired and recently was granted the faculty rank of Professor Emeritus with Pasadena City College. She spent 30 years at Pasadena City College serving in a variety of positions, including as the Dental Assisting Program Director for 15 years.

Dr. Gagliardi served for many years on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), as chair and commissioner for CODA’s Dental Assisting Education Review Committee and site visitor. She is an author of the textbook, Dental Health Education, Lesson Planning and Implementation, now in its third edition, and a contributor to other textbooks, articles and publications.

As an active member of the dental community, Dr. Gagliardi has served in multiple roles for several organizations at the local and national levels. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association; past president and current member of the California Dental Hygienists Association; past president and current member of the California Association for Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT); and a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. Additionally, she participates as a subject-matter expert on topics related to dental health and dental assisting education programs and courses, including currently serving on the DALE Foundation’s Entry Level Dental Assisting Curriculum Task Force.

Dr. Gagliardi holds a doctorate in education and organizational leadership and a master’s in education with special emphasis on dental health education from the University of La Verne in California. She studied dental hygiene at the University of Southern California, and dental assisting at Pasadena City College.

Dr. Gagliardi has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ms. Juckett works for a private dental practice in Middlefield, Ohio, as an expanded function dental auxiliary and dental office manager. She holds numerous credentials and is a member of the Ohio EFDA Association, American Dental Assistants Association, and American Association of Dental Office Management. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.