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What is a Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) anyway?

An EDDA is a dental assistant that has obtained essential skills and passed the state’s licensing exam which enables them to perform a wider variety of skills than an unregistered dental assistant.

These skills include coronal polishing and pit & fissure sealants, among others.
To see a full comparison of duties, view the South Carolina Board of Dentistry pdf here.

Becoming an EDDA increases your earning potential and opens a wider range of job opportunities, which makes the extra time and money it takes to get registered worthwhile.



Typical Wage

Dental Assistant

South Carolina


Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

South Carolina


How to become an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant with Indigo

Our method quickly brings you into the workforce and utilizes your work experience as a dental assistant to fulfill your EDDA eligibility requirements.

Requirements to maintain an EDDA license vary from state to state, we’ll show you how you earn it in California.


Getting Started

Indigo Screening Interview

We want to get to know you and your goals to make sure we are the perfect fit for you.

Indigo Professionalism Course

Our in-depth online class on the importance of professionalism.

Dental Assistant Program

12 weeks

Your EDDA path begins with Indigo’s rigorous 12-week Dental Assisting program.

This course is a carefully curated hybrid education that combines online classes with weekly in-person clinical sessions related to what you are learning in class.

The course focuses on the critical skills you’ll need to master from day 1.

You will master the following skills:

Indigo Hack

Our 12-week program will land you in a job in half the time it would take to graduate from the typical career college program.

Placement Assistance

Our Placement Assistance Program ensures a seamless transition from education to employment, offering tailored career support and exclusive access to job opportunities through the Indigo Network, fulfilling our commitment to your professional success.

Our commitment to your success extends far beyond the classroom. Our Placement Assistance Program is specifically designed to bridge the gap between education and employment, ensuring a smooth transition into the dental assisting profession.

Leveraging the extensive Indigo Network of dental offices, we offer unparalleled access to a range of employment opportunities tailored to the skills and aspirations of our graduates. From personalized career counseling to resume workshops, mock interviews, and exclusive job listings, our dedicated team works tirelessly to place you in a role that not only meets your professional goals but also supports the continuous growth of your career. We provide job placement assistance for our graduates, reflecting our confidence in both our educational model and our network’s potential to open doors to rewarding dental assisting careers.

Indigo Hack​

Students who are employed before graduation can skip the externship step.

Historically, we’ve placed over 90% of our students within two months of graduation. 

Employment as a Dental Assistant

Before taking the EDDA exam, you must be employed as a dental assistant for a minimum of 15 months, working a total of 1,280 hours during that time.

Meaning that you must work 20 hours per week at minimum to be eligible.

We view this step as a win-win because you will be employed as a South Carolina Board of Dentistry Dental Assistant, solidifying your skills with real-world experience, building a work history, and getting paid, all while accumulating the necessary work hours to advance your career.

Indigo Hack

You can count the 12-week Dental Assistant Program and 4-week Externship toward the 15 month and 1,280 hour requirement.

Now is a great time to begin this career.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% growth for dental assistants between 2021 and 2031; which is faster than average for all occupations.

Have additional questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Call or Text: (877) 464-6344