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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Washington DC

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Auxiliary
  • Dental Auxiliary qualified in designated expanded functions

Education, Certification, & Training Required For Basic Supportive Dental Procedures
Title: Dental Auxiliary
None. Dental assistants in Connecticut can perform basic supportive dental procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Dental Auxiliary qualified in designated expanded functions
In order to perform expanded functions, dental assistants in the District of Columbia must complete a training program approved by one of the following regulatory boards:

  • CERP
  • CODA
  • DANB

Radiography Requirements

  • Pass a course or exam recognized by CERP
  • Be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Complete the coursework and pass the national DANB radiation health and safety (RHS) exam