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Radiography Requirements

There are no radiography requirements for dental assistants in the state of Idaho.

All dental assistants may legally operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures.

Dental Assisting Job Titles and Requirements for Each Level

Dental Assistant

A dental assistant in the state of Idaho may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.

Dental Assistant Board-qualified in expanded functions

To perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in the state of Idaho, a dental assistant must be Idaho Board-qualified in expanded functions. To qualify, one must:

1a. Hold a current national DANB certification, OR

1b. Successfully complete an Idaho Board-approved course in the fundamentals of dental assisting OR successfully challenge the fundamentals course, AND

2. Successfully complete an Idaho Board-approved competency exam in each of the expanded functions.

*Dental assistants who have completed out-of-state expanded functions training may apply to the Idaho State Board of Dentistry to obtain approval of the course(s) and a certificate of registration.

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