Utah Dental Assistant Requirements

Radiography Requirements

To legally operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures in Utah, a dental assistant must meet the requirements shown below.

Radiography Requirements

In the state of Utah, a dental assistant must:

1. Complete a dental assisting course from a CODA-Accredited program, OR

2. Pass the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, OR

3. Complete a radiology course and exam approved by the Utah Dentist and Dental Hygienist Licensing Board that meet the criteria established by rule of the Board

Dental Assisting Job Titles and Requirements for Each Level

Dental Assistant

A dental assistant in the state of Utah may perform basic supportive dental procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

All dental assistants must have current CPR or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.

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