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Two SCC EFDA Students practicing a dental cleaning on a model of a human mouth

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    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Fall / Spring (Interest list)
    Pre-requisites: None
    Program length: 2 quarters
    Number of students each start: 12
    Contact: Kammi Whitmire 509-533-7300
    Applications deadline: N/A
    Please note: Designed for Dental Assistants who have graduated from a coda accredited dental assisting program OR have worked a minimum of 3,500 hours in a dental assisting role in a period of no less than 2 years and no more than 4 years.


    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.