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Expanded Functions for the Dental Team

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Saturday, 04/13/19 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 04/14/19 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lecture, Lab and Hands-on

Credit Hours:

Certification Course


This hands-on course is designed to teach dental health care team members to be competent in those expanded functions which may be performed under the supervision of a dentist and for which formal training is required by the Florida State Board of Dentistry.  Demonstration of competency and satisfactory completion of written and clinical examinations are required.


Saturday and Sunday

8:30 am                   Registration
9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Presentation (lunch included)



Dr. Thomas Leonard

Thomas developed a passion for dentistry while pursuing a degree in Integrated Biology at the University of Florida. He began his dental training at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine in 2007. He joined the Psi-Omega Professional Dental Fraternity, became a student member of the American Dental Association, and was appointed to the American Student Dental Association Board of Directors—all during his freshman year. Dr. Leonard continued to hold many leadership positions throughout his training, culminating in senior class president and vice president of the Oral Surgery Honors Society.

He graduated in May 2011, obtained his Florida dental license, and joined a private practice in Sunrise, Florida. Dr. Leonard is also a clinical adjunct faculty member at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, where he works with third-and fourth-year students while they craft treatment plans and complete comprehensive dental care on patients. He is also on the board review faculty team that prepares senior dental students for their various licensure examinations. Currently, Dr. Leonard is pursuing a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and serves our country as an officer in the Army Reserve Dental Corps.

Conflict of Interest 

Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.


Dr. Sravanthi (Shevy) Kadiyala  

Dr. Sravanthi (Shevy) Kadiyala received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Surgery from Bharath University in India, and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she graduated Summa cum Laude.

Prior to continuing her education at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Shevy practiced dentistry as a solo practitioner in private practice in Jamaica for 4 years.

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Shevy enjoys traveling, reading, spending quality time with her family, and learning new languages. She is fluent in six different languages: English, Spanish, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Patois. She has been a teaching assistant for "Expanded functions for dental auxiliaries" for over 3 years at Nova Southeastern University.

Conflict of Interest 

Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.


  • Place and remove matrices
  • Place and remove rubber dam
  • Place bases and liners
  • Place and remove periodontal dressings
  • Place provisional restorations
  • Place and remove retraction cord
  • Remove excess cement from dental restorations
  • Remove sutures
  • Polish amalgam restorations
  • Polish clinical crowns of teeth for stain removal
  • Apply topical fluoride
  • Apply pit and fissure sealants
  • Cement temporary crowns and bridges with temporary cement
  • Make alginate impressions for diagnostic casts



Minimum of six months of experience as a general practice chair-side dental assistant or hygienist is required. The following form must be completed:

Expanded Functions Qualification Form



3200 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale Florida 33328

HPD Terry Building Room 1247 2nd Floor

Using the HPD Parking garage to start, locate the elevators on the first floor near the reception desk. Take the elevator to the second floor room where the room will be located immediately to your right.



All necessary supplies and instruments for the Hands-on Lab will be provided.


Certification Course

ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program and Association for Continuing Dental Education Logos

Nova Southeastern University Office of Dental Continuing Education Nova Southeastern University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hour by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

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