Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

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Application

Registration as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Required - ORC 4715.61

Application to Register as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary - ORC 4715.62 One clarification - All applications are online through the eLicense portal. 

Application for Registration as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary; Requirements; Renewal; Exemptions - OAC 4715-11-04.1 

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items, or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
4715.62 Register as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

Rule 4715-11-04.1 Application for registration as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

The applicant is one of the following:

An unlicensed dentist who has graduated from an accredited dental college, as specified in section 4715.10 of the Revised Code, and does not have a dental license under suspension or revocation by the board;

A dental student who is enrolled in an accredited dental college, as specified in section 4715.10 of the Revised Code, and as is considered by the dean of the college to be in good standing as a dental student;

A graduate of an unaccredited dental college located outside the United States;

A dental assistant who is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), the Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (CODA), or Due to recent legislative changes the Board now accepts the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Examination. 4715.66

A dental hygienist licensed under this chapter whose license is in good standing; or

A dental hygienist who has graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program, as specified in section 4715.21 of the Revised Code, and does not have a dental hygiene license under suspension or revocation by the board.

OPTION 1

Dentist

An UNLICENSED DENTIST who does not have a license under suspension or revocation by the board and who seeks to register with the board as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary shall fulfill the requirements upon submission of proof of graduation from an accredited dental college as specified in section 4715.10 of the Revised Code.

Successfully pass the examination administered by the Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio (CODT) or an examination accepted by the board as an examination of competency to practice as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary – Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA).

A DENTAL STUDENT seeking to register with the board as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary shall fulfill the requirements upon submission to the board proof that the dental student is currently enrolled in an accredited dental college and is considered by the dean of the college to have completed sufficient clinical training set forth in paragraph (A) of 4715-11-04.2, and be in good standing as a dental student.

A GRADUATE OF AN UNACCREDITED DENTAL COLLEGE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES seeking to register with the board as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary shall fulfill the requirements in paragraph (A) of 4715-11-04.2 upon submission of proof that the individual has completed sufficient clinical training at an accredited dental college as evidenced by a letter signed by the dean of the college to have completed sufficient clinical training as set forth in paragraph (A) of 4715-11-04.2.

Application Upload:

Proof of meeting the education requirement based on Dentist Status AND

Proof of Passing Ohio EFDA Exam

OPTION 2

Certified Dental Assistant/Registered Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist

A DENTAL ASSISTANT who is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (CODA), American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Examination.

Completed an education program offered by an educational institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) or the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) AND

Successfully pass the examination administered by the Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio (CODT) or an examination accepted by the board as an examination of competency to practice as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary – Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA).

A DENTAL HYGIENIST LICENSED under this chapter whose license is in good standing

An UNLICENSED DENTAL HYGIENIST who has graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program, as specified in section 4715.21 of the Revised Code, and does not have a dental hygiene license under suspension or revocation by the board.

Application Upload:

Copy of diploma or certificate of graduation/completion AND

Proof of Passing Ohio EFDA Exam

The applicant holds current certification to perform Basic Life-Support through an approved sponsor:

American Red Cross (ARC) or

American Heart Association (AHA) or

American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)

Application Upload:

Copy of current BLS Certification with expiration date

 

Ohio Dental Board-Approved Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Course List 

Mailing / Public Address: The address should be the same for both and should be your home address. Only the city and state show up on the public look-up. 
Employment History 
Education History - Type "Other" to enter education institutions that are not found. 
Background Questions - Personal Statement (Brief explanation including date, and incident), and Court Documentation required for convictions. 
  
Other Required Uploads: 

Identification Photo: Must be a current, unobstructed, full face identification-type photo (color, forward-facing, head and shoulders only) – NO FILTERS

Proof of Hepatitis B Immunity:  

Hepatitis B Requirements

Rule 4715-20-01 Patient and personal protection

Immunization – All dentists and dental health care workers must show evidence of immunity to or immunization against the Hepatitis B virus

OPTION 1

IMMUNITY – Positive/Reactive/>10 Hepatitis B Antibody Titer

Application Upload:

Hepatitis B Antibody Titer Result

OPTION 2

IMMUNIZATION – Vaccination Record

Application Upload:

*Traditional 3-Dose Vaccine – Vaccination record indicating three (3) dates the vaccine was administered, or

2-Dose Vaccine – Vaccination record indicating two (2) dates the Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) vaccine was administered – Vaccine name must be clearly indicated.

*Vaccination records indicating the first and second Hepatitis B vaccine was administered; and the third shot date is scheduled on a doctor’s letterhead, script pad, or appointment reminder card.

OPTION 3

WAIVER – Hepatitis B Waiver Form

Application Upload:

Hepatitis B waiver form completed by a physician.


Hepatitis B Waiver Form

EFDA Education/Training Resources 
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Associations of College and School
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

Ohio EFDA Exam Resources 
Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio (CODT) www.codtinohio.org
Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) www.cdcaexams.org or by phone at 301-563-3300


Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

eLicense Ohio Portal- Apply Online
Fee: $25.00 / Renewal: $25.00

Renewal

Expiration and Renewal of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Registration - ORC 4715.63

Application for Registration as Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary; Requirements; Renewal; Exemptions Please Review Section (B) - OAC 4715-11-04.1 

Before You Start:  Make sure you have the following required documentation, or the application will not allow you to advance.  All applications must be complete before submission. 

Must hold current certification to perform basic life-support procedures completed through a basic life-support training course certified by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the American Safety and Health Institute. 

eLicense Ohio Portal- Apply Online
Fee: $25.00

Education

Additional Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Registration Information

Practice as Expanded Function Dental AuxiliaryORC 4715.64

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries; Functions - OAC 4715-11-04

Hepatitis B Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  1. Hepatitis B Vaccine information and 2. Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) Vaccine

Permissible Practices

Permissible Practices for EFDA OAC 4715-11-04.4

Practice when the dentist is not physically present OAC 4715-11-04.4 ​Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work. Medical Emergencies Course