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Expanded Duties Courses for Orthodontic Assistants

Below is the schedule for the expanded duties courses offered through the FAO throughout Florida. Much thanks goes out to our Expanded Duties Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Mariani, for the time and effort it takes to put on these essential courses for our staff.

Please note that the expanded duties course offered by the FAO covers 6 of the 9 delegable functions applicable to most orthodontic offices. The three not covered are: 1) radiology certification, 2) taking alginate impressions for diagnostic study models and 3) application of acid etch prior to bonding new brackets. If your assistant has received formal training, i.e. graduated from a certified dental assisting course, then they probably are covered for these three expanded functions. However, if they only received on-the-job training in these duties, then they are most likely not certified to perform these duties in the state of Florida.

The following is a calendar of the offered expanded duties courses, with area directors, their contact information, and location.

JANUARY

Dr. Henry Rozen, Coral Springs, 954-755-8828
E-mail: hrozen@earthlink.net

Dr. Edward Sheinis, Coral Springs, 954-753-6677
E-mail: sheinisortho@sheinisortho.com
BROWARD COLLEGE

FEBRUARY

Dr. Greg Dyer, Tampa, 813-963-0984
E-mail: gdyerdds@verizon.net
ERWIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Dr. Leigh Curtis, Fort Walton Beach, 850-244-8604
E-mail: bcortho@braceteam.com
NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

MARCH

Dr. Alberto Vargas, Jupiter, 561-775-7007
E-mail: contact@vargasorthodontics.com

APRIL

Dr. John Cordoba, 407-246-7060
Cindy Bradley
E-mail: jxc@cordbaorto.com or lila@cordobaortho.com
ORLANDO TECHNICAL COLLEGE

MAY

Dr. Steven Tinsworth, Bradenton, 941-792-1533
Attn: Kim Bland, 941-752-8100
E-mail: blandk@manateeschool.net
MANATEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

JUNE

Dr. Steven Guelff, Sebring, 863-382-2108
E-mail: drguelff@yahoo.com

 

JULY

AUGUST

Dr. Jodi Prine, Panama City, 850-785-6400
E-mail: drjodiprine@gmail.com

Dr. Judd Reed, Ocala, 352-732-5111
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

SEPTEMBER

Dr. Richard Mariani, Miami, 305-665-2402
E-mail: dogrm@atlanticbb.net
ROBERT MORGAN EDUCATIONAL CENTER AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

OCTOBER

Dr. Bill Kochenour, Clearwater, 727-796-2456
E-mail: ortho@drkochenour.com
PINELLAS COUNTY

NOVEMBER

Dr. Alberto Vargas, Stuart, 561-775-7007

DECEMBER

Dr. Kevin O'Shaughnesy, Jacksonville, 904-404-4445
E-mail: dro@braces2.com


If you have assistants that need their expanded duties certification, please contact your area director for more information. Additional courses may also be set up for assistants in taking impressions and acid etch on an as-needed basis.

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