C-1 Expanded Functions of Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists (1973, revised 1991, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2014)

Policy Number: C-1

Policy Category: Dental Hygiene and Assisting

The American Student Dental Association endorses expanded functions for dental auxiliaries only when each has received the appropriate education and training to guarantee competence, and when such functions fall within the laws established by their respective state of employment.

It is incumbent on the profession to assure that expanded functions for dental auxiliaries (EFDA) will not adversely affect the health and well-being of the public.