Idaho Dental Assistant Requirements

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 Idaho, a dental assistant must be considered Idaho Board qualified in expanded functions. To earn qualification, one must:
(1) Satisfactorily complete training in the fundamentals of dental assisting, evidenced by:
(1a) Current national DANB certification, or
(1b) Successful completion of an Idaho Board-approved curriculum in the fundamentals of dental assisting, or
(1c) Successfully challenging the fundamentals course, AND
(2) Satisfactorily complete an Idaho Board-approved training in each of the expanded functions, AND
(3) 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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