Dental Assistant Rules and Requirements

 

Find your state's dental assistant requirements for licensing, testing and renewal.

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Find your state's dental assistant requirements to become a licensed, registered, or expanded functions dental assistant.

If you’re wondering how to become a dental assistant, or if you are a dental assistant who is moving to a new state, the first step is to understand the dental assisting requirements. Each state has its own requirements for dental assistants, so it’s important to stay up to date.

The following information is compiled by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) in conjunction with state dental boards. The information on these pages can help you find out how to become a licensed dental assistant, registered dental assistant, or expanded functions dental assistant. Each state has its own job titles, which you can read more about on each state page.

Find everything you need to advance your career or take that next step in a new state.

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