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    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Winter / Summer (Wait list)
    Pre-requisites: Yes
    Program length: 2 quarters
    Number of students each start: 13
    Contact: Kammi Whitmire 509-533-7300
    Applications deadline: N/A
    Please note: Designed for dental assistants or hygienists who have already graduated from accredited schools


    If you’re a dental assistant who wants to grow your skill set, this certificate program could help you expand both your knowledge and career opportunities as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).

    In this program, you’ll learn to work under the supervision of a dentist to provide restorative dentistry services, such as placing and carving direct restorations and taking final impressions. As an EFDA, you will also be able to provide the same services as a registered dental assistant, like teeth polishing, fluoride treatments and sealants.

    As a graduate of this program, you could work in general and specialty dental offices, clinics or in hospital settings. The program prepares you to take the state and national exams required for licensure.