Dental Expanded Functions

Dental Expanded Functions Level 1

Requirements Before Starting

  • Documentation of an ACTIVE Dental Hygiene License in Iowa OR Hold an Active Dental Assistant Registration and Comply with At Least ONE of the Following:
    • Be a Graduate of CODA Accredited School
    • Currently Certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
    • At Least One Year of Clinical Practice as a Registered Dental Assistant
    • At Least One Year of Clinical Practice as a Dental Assistant in a State That Does NOT Require Registration
      • Acceptable Forms of Documentation Include:
        • Copy of Iowa Dental Hygiene License
        • Copy of Iowa Dental Assistant Registration
        • Copy for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certificate from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
        • Proof of One Year Clinical Experience as a Registered Dental Assistant in Iowa
        • Proof of One Year Clinical Experience as a Clinical Dental Assistant in Another State that DOES NOT Require Registration
  • Mail or Bring in Documentation to Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department Iowa Western – Looft Hall


$29/ Module*

*Pricing varies with more contact hours per module

About the Program

Program expands the scope of the practice for dental assistants and dental hygienists in the the State of Iowa. Content and courses are approved by the Iowa Dental Board.

  • Convenient Self-Paced Hybrid* Format
    • Everything About the Course is Self-Paced
  • Lab and Clinical Performed in YOUR Own Dental Office
  • Experienced Instructor Available for Assistance, When Needed
  • Choose From 8 Different Modules**
    • Occlusal Registration
    • Removal of Dental Adhesives

*Mixture of online and in-person learning

**6 modules are in progress

Refunds: You may cancel your registration 48 business hours prior to the start of most classes and receive a 100% refund with the exception of the non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western‘s Community College Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check. A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is labeled on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for details at Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where minimum enrollment is not achieved. A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes. Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to a $25.00 transfer fee. Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for nonattendance. Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class. After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.