Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary - Approved Schools and States

Approved States

  • California – Dental Assistant in Extended Functions
  • Ohio
  • Oregon - Dental Assistant Restorative Functions Certificate
  • Pennsylvania - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Schools

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.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

B

Bellingham Technical College

Approved September 17, 2010, through February 1, 2021

3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225

I

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

M

Military Training

Approved as of September 9, 2011

Navy – 1997 Expanded Function Program curriculum
Navy – 2007 Advanced Dental Assistant Program curriculum

S

Seattle Central College

Approved as of September 9, 2022; July 24, 2009, through December 11, 2015.

Dr. Brian Partido, PhD, RDH, CDA
Executive Director 
1200 12th Ave. S. Suite. 202
Seattle, WA 98144
206-934-3184

South Puget Sound Community College

Approved as of March 19, 2009

Dana Larson, DDS
2011 Mottman Rd.
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
360-754-7711
https://spscc.edu

Spokane Community College

Approved as of December 4, 2008

J. Patricia Norman, EFDA
1810 N. Greene St. MS 2090
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
509-533-7300
http://www.scc.spokane.edu/

Kammi Whitmire, RDH
1810 N. Greene St., MS 2090
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
509-533-7300
Kammi.Whitmire@scc.spokane.edu

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).