Oregon Dental Assistant Requirements

Each state has different requirements for dental assistants. This page includes links to all the information you need to understand the requirements for dental assistants in this state. View the different dental assisting levels, along with the requirements for each. You can also view the allowable duties at each level.

Oregon Requirements

Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) with Restorative Functions Certificate Requirements

To perform placement and finishing of direct restorations, except gold foil, under the indirect supervision of a dentist, subject to OBD regulations, an EFDA must hold a Restorative Functions certificate. To qualify, an EFDA must:

1a. Complete an OBD-approved restorative functions curriculum from a CODA-accredited program, AND

1b. Pass the WREB Restorative Exam (or other equivalent exam approved by the OBD) within the five years preceding application, AND

1c. Apply for the Oregon Restorative Functions certificate (administered by DANB), OR

2a. If the applicant passed the WREB Restorative Exam or other equivalent OBD-approved exam more than five years before application, submit verification from another state or jurisdiction where the applicant is legally authorized to perform restorative functions and verification from the supervising dentist of successful completion of at least 25 restorative procedures within the immediate five years preceding application, AND

2b. Apply for the Oregon Restorative Functions certificate (administered by DANB.)

Note: The Oregon state dental practice act specifies that, in addition to the exams, courses and programs listed on this page, a dental assistant may complete any successor or otherwise Board-approved exams, courses or programs. For more information, please contact the Oregon Board of Dentistry at www.oregon.gov/dentistry.