The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) has recently updated the Meet State Requirements section of its website with the latest state dental assisting requirements.
“The ‘meet state requirements’ section of DANB’s website has a wealth of information about the dental assisting requirements for each state, plus contact information for the state dental boards,” said DANB Executive Director Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA. “Navigating state requirements can be difficult, since each state has different requirements. However, DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
DANB also published the updated state dental assisting information in the 2014 editions of its state publications:
-DANB’s 2014 State Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants features easy-to-use charts with information on each state's rules and regulations for dental assistants. Each state chart highlights job designations for dental assistants; education, exam and training requirements; allowable functions; non-delegable functions; and levels of supervision required in each state.
-DANB’s 2014 State Fact Booklet provides a synopsis of current state requirements and excerpts from state dental practice acts related specifically to the dental assistant, as well as dental board contact information, the number of DANB certificants in each state, comparative salary information, information on expanded functions and radiography requirements, general dental assistant-related information on anesthesia and sedation regulations, and a list of Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-accredited dental assisting programs.
“DANB’s state publications are a great resource for dental professionals or state legislators who are looking for the latest information on dental assisting regulations and requirements — all in one place,” Durley explained.
While visitors to DANB's website can download much of this information at no cost, those who wish to obtain print copies can order them from DANB for a fee. To place an order for the publications, click here for the order form or call 1-800-367-3262.