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WAC 246-817-195

Licensure requirements for expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs).

To be eligible for licensure as an EFDA in Washington an applicant must:
(1) Provide a completed application on forms provided by the secretary;
(2) Pay applicable fees as defined in WAC 246-817-99005;
(3) Provide evidence of:
(a) Completion of a dental assisting education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA); or
(b) Obtain the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certified dental assistant credential, earned through pathway II, which includes:
(i) A minimum of three thousand five hundred hours of experience as a dental assistant within a continuous twenty-four through forty-eight month period;
(ii) Employer-verified knowledge in areas as specified by DANB;
(iii) Passage of DANB certified dental assistant examination; and
(iv) An additional dental assisting review course, which may be provided online, in person or through self-study; or
(c) A Washington limited license to practice dental hygiene; or
(d) A Washington full dental hygiene license and completion of a course in taking final impressions affiliated with or provided by a CODA accredited dental assisting program, dental hygiene school or dental school.
(4) Except for applicants qualified under subsection (3)(d) of this section, provide evidence of completing an EFDA education program approved by the commission where training includes:
(a) In a didactic, clinical and laboratory model to the clinically competent level required for close supervision:
(i) In placing and finishing composite restorations on a typodont and on clinical patients; and
(ii) In placing and finishing amalgam restorations on a typodont and on clinical patients; and
(iii) In taking final impressions on a typodont; and
(b) In a didactic, clinical and laboratory model to the clinically competent level required for general supervision:
(i) In performing coronal polish, fluoride treatment, and sealants on a typodont and on clinical patients; and
(ii) In providing patient oral health instructions; and
(iii) In placing, exposing, processing, and mounting dental radiographs; and
(c) The basic curriculum shall require didactic, laboratory, and clinical competency for the following:
(i) Tooth morphology and anatomy;
(ii) Health and safety (current knowledge in dental materials, infection control, ergonomics, mercury safety, handling);
(iii) Placement and completion of an acceptable quality reproduction of restored tooth surfaces—Laboratory and clinic only;
(iv) Radiographs (covered in path II)—Laboratory and clinic only;
(v) Ethics and professional knowledge of law as it pertains to dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assisting, and EFDA;
(vi) Current practices in infection control;
(vii) Health history alerts;
(viii) Final impression;
(ix) Matrix and wedge;
(x) Rubber dam;
(xi) Acid etch and bonding;
(xii) Occlusion and bite registration;
(xiii) Temporary restorations;
(xiv) Dental emergencies;
(xv) Risk management and charting;
(xvi) Intra-oral anatomy;
(xvii) Pharmacology; and
(xviii) Bases, cements, liners and sealers.
(5) Except for applicants qualified under subsection (3)(d) of this section, attain a passing score on:
(a) A written restorations examination approved by the commission; and
(b) A clinical restorations examination approved by the commission.
(6) Provide evidence of completion of seven clock hours of AIDS education and training as required by chapter 246-12 WAC Part 8.
(7) Provide any other information determined by the secretary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.260.120 and 18.32.0365. WSR 08-14-010, § 246-817-195, filed 6/19/08, effective 7/1/08.]
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