SOURCE: The Dental Office of Dr. Missirlian

May 16, 2013 07:00 ET

Fort Collins Dental Arts Hires New EDDA Employee

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Fort Collins Dental Arts, the Fort Collins family dentist office of Dr. Arthur Missirlian, DDS, has a recent addition to its team. Gutierrez started with the office in March as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant.

"Laura brings 5 years of experience to our office, mostly in the pediatric dentistry field," said Dr. Missirlian. "She is a fast learner and is very gentle with our patients. I am excited to have her in the office."

An EDDA, also called an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), performs advanced dental assisting functions. Apart from normal dental assistant duties, an EDDA can monitor and administer nitrous oxide and oxygen inhalation, operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures.

An EDDA can also record treatment information in patient records, order and monitor equipment inventory and schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services.

"I am excited to work with all ages at Dr. M's office," said Gutierrez. "The technology in the office is great to learn and great for patients. I look forward to getting to know all the patients."

Gutierrez has been an EDDA since 2007. She enjoys meeting people through the dental field, especially getting to know the patients and educating them on superior oral health. Gutierrez grew up in Fort Collins and when not at the office, enjoys her time outdoors, keeping physically fit and spending time with her son.

The requirements for becoming an EDDA in Colorado includes completion of an EDDA educational program, as well as successful completion of the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam in order to legally operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures.

Fort Collins Dental Arts is a family and cosmetic dentist office providing patients with the highest quality of dental care in the most modern and technologically advanced practice in Northern Colorado. Their goal is to provide excellence in all aspects of dentistry and can be reached by calling 970-267-0993 or visiting their Web site at

Contact Information

  • H. Arthur Missirlian, DDS
    Fort Collins Dental Arts
    3950 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Suite E
    Fort Collins, CO 80525