Minimum eligibility for entrance to the program: Applicants to the EFDA Program must be currently registered as dental assistants with Washington State (RDA). Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years restorative chairside dental assisting experience within the last 5 years. If an applicant has not graduated from an ADA/CODA accredited dental assisting program they must have a current CDA certificate through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Applicants must have a dentist willing to commit as their sponsoring dentist. Applicants must also have all passing scores on the EFDA Pre-entrance Exam.
Priority consideration will be given to those students who have 5 or more years of restorative chairside experience, current certification with the Dental Assisting National Board (CDA), and have submitted a complete application prior to other qualified applicants. Scores on the Pre-entrance Exam will also be considered during the final selection of applicants into the program.
Application procedure: Applications for the EFDA Program will be accepted beginning on the first business day in March. Those received by the first business day in June will be given priority consideration for admission. There is a required, non-refundable $25.00 application fee due at the time of application. For an EFDA application to be complete, all required documentation must be included.
Health & safety: Applicants must have current and valid health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification and proof of Hepatitis B immunity.