North Dakota CDE Requirements

Dental Assistant

Every dental assistant practicing in North Dakota must have a current certificate of proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA)
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

# CDE Required: 16 hours every even-numbered year

Required Topics:

  • infection control - at least two hours
  • CPR - two hours (must provide hands-on training and cannot be earned by home study or online)
  • ethics or jurisprudence - two hours

More information: ND State Board of Dental Examiners Continuing Education Overview

Notes: A maximum of eight hours may be from self-study (publications) or online courses. Non-clinical hours are no longer accepted.

Registered Dental Assistant with Anesthesia Assisting Permit

For an RDA with an anesthesia assisting permit, two of the required 16 hours must be related to sedation or anesthesia.

Registered Dental Assistant with Restorative Functions Permit

For an RDA with a restorative functions permit, two of the required 16 hours must be related to restorative dentistry.

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