It's Time. Ohio EFDAs Seek Licensure.

Ohio’s Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries (EFDAs) are asking the state legislature to make a simple change in state law that will make them a licensed profession. An Ohio EFDA is a certified dental assistant (CDA), certified Ohio dental assistant (CODA), or a licensed dental hygienist who has graduated from an accredited expanded functions training program and passed the Ohio EFDA state exam. EFDAs are currently required to register with the Ohio State Dental Board before providing services to patients, among other requirements. Working with the Ohio Dental Association, the Ohio EFDA Association has drafted a legislative proposal to do the following: • Changes registration to a licens

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The only voice for EDFAs in Ohio, our mission is to protect and advance the profession of expanded function dental auxiliaries, have an effective voice in the public policy process, and promote oral health.

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