Dental Assistant Requirements by State

You can begin your journey to become a Dental Assistant through the Dental Assistant Online Training program at MedCerts. Our Dental Assistant program trains you for most entry-level Dental Assistant positions by preparing you for  The Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam and Infection Control Examination (ICE) exam, which are the first steps in obtaining the Certified Dental Assistant certification.


Each state’s dental board implements regulations and establishes rules for delegating legally allowable duties to dental assistants. Passing one or more of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) component exams or earning DANB certification only conveys authority to perform these duties in those states that recognize these exams or this certification as meeting state dental assisting requirements. For more information about your state's specific requirements, select your state below:

Alabama Kentucky North Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Colombia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming

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