Washington 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.
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Requirements
To be eligible for a license as an EFDA without examination, one must:
1a. Hold a current license in another state with substantially equivalent licensing standards as determined by DQAC OR
1b. Hold a Washington full dental hygiene license and complete a course in taking final impressions affiliated with or provided by a CODA accredited dental assisting program, dental hygiene school or dental school, AND
2. Provide any other information determined by the state, AND
Note: DANB administers the Washington State Dental Hygiene Drug and Law Examination under agreement with the Washington State Department of Health. To obtain an application or for additional information, contact the Washington State Dental Hygiene Program at 360-236-4837 (dental hygiene department).