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Dental Assisting Requirements – State By State

Certification & Training Requirements

Most states have their own specific dental assistant training and certification requirements. Some states allow dental assistants to perform basic supportive procedures and even expanded functions with no formal education or training requirements. Other states have strict training and certification requirements.

If you want to become a dental assistant, click here to view dental assisting schools and training programs in your area, or use the table below to view the dental assisting requirements in your state.


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