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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Washington

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary

Education, Certification, & Training Required For Basic Supportive Dental Procedures

Title: Registered Dental Assistant

  • Be a Registered Dental Assistant
  • Complete forms for application with Washington state dental quality assurance commission and pay any and all fees
  • Proof of at least 8 hours of AIDS education
  • Other information to be requested on varying basis by Washing state dental quality assurance commission

Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Requirements
Title: Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary

  • Diploma from CODA approved dental assistant educational institution
  • DANB CDA certified through pathway II
  • Complete Washington board approved EFDA course
  • Passing score on Washington state restorative exam
  • Passing score on Western regional examining board issued clinical exam
  • Complete application to DQAC for EFDA licensure

Radiography Requirements

  • Knowledge of x-ray equipment
  • Radiation protection and safety
  • Examining x-ray results

Dental Assistant Salary in Washington

Lowest Salary $27,700
Median Salary $39,390
Highest Salary $52,340
Average Salary $39,430

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Seattle, WA
Lowest Salary $29,540
Median Salary $42,580
Highest Salary $55,290
Average Salary $42,240

Tacoma, WA
Lowest Salary $27,660
Median Salary $39,490
Highest Salary $55,060
Average Salary $40,020

* Figures based on 2012 data courtesy of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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