- Arizona – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
- California – Dental Assistant in Extended Functions
- Oregon – Dental Assistant Restorative Functions Certificate
- Pennsylvania – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
To qualify for an expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA) license in Washington State all applicants must show completion of a commission-approved EFDA education program before qualifying for a license per RCW 18.260.
- Listing of approved education programs
This school approval list consists of programs that are now or were at one time approved. Please check the completion date to determine each programs' approved time period.
Bellingham Technical College
Approved September 17, 2010, through February 1, 2021
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Approved October 27, 2023
940 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 98352
Institute for Dental Education and Leadership Success
Approved March 26, 2010 through December 31, 2012
111 S.E. Everett Mall Way, Bldg. D
Everett, WA 98208
Approved as of September 9, 2011
Navy – 1997 Expanded Function Program curriculum
Navy – 2007 Advanced Dental Assistant Program curriculum
Seattle Central College
Approved as of September 9, 2022
July 24, 2009, through December 11, 2015.
1200 12th Ave. S. Ste. 202
Seattle, WA 98144
South Puget Sound Community College
Approved as of March 19, 2009
Dana Larson, DDS
2011 Mottman Rd.
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
Spokane Community College
Approved as of December 4, 2008
J. Patricia Norman, EFDA
1810 N. Greene St. MS 2090
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Kammi Whitmire, RDH
1810 N. Greene St., MS 2090
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
When your application is received, it'll be initially reviewed for completeness. At that time, we'll request any additional information or materials deemed necessary. The application will then be provided to three Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission members for review. The reviewing members will report their findings to the full commission at the next available commission meeting. The commission will then vote to either deny, approve or conditionally approve the application.
Before your program is approved, the commission will conduct a site-review. The site-review will consist of a visit to the school by representatives of the commission.
How to complete your application
To assist the commission in making a timely decision, only completed applications submitted will be considered. The commission has the final authority to determine if the information is complete and if it meets the established standards.
To be considered complete, your application must be presented:
- At least four weeks prior to a commission meeting date to be considered at that meeting
- With four copies of application OR one electronic copy (a PDF is okay).