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Expanded Duties Certification

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
Email: hrozen@earthlink.net

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

FEBRUARY

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

 

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

MARCH

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

APRIL

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

MAY

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

JUNE

Dr. Steven Guelff, Sebring, 863-382-2108, June 3, 2017
Email: drguelff@yahoo.com

JULY

 

AUGUST

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

Dr. Bill Kochenour, Clearwater, 727-796-2456
Email: ortho@drkochenour.com
Pinellas County

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

Dr. Kevin O'Shaughnesy, Jacksonville, 904-404-4445
Email: 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.