Minnesota CDE Requirements

Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA)

# CDE Required: 25 credit hours every 2 years

Required Topics:

  • Minimum of 15 credit hours of fundamental*
  • Maximum of 10 credit hours of elective*
  • Minimum of 2 courses must be completed in two different core subject areas
  • A CPR certification course is mandatory to maintain licensure

Note: Effective August 2017, an infection control course is mandatory for LDAs to maintain licensure.

*See Minnesota Board of Dentistry website link for definitions and specifics.

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants must maintain continuous CPR certification in the American Heart Association’s healthcare provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or the American Red Cross’s professional rescuer (BLS) course.

More information: MN Board of Dentistry Website


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