Idaho State Requirements

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Radiography Requirements

There are no radiography requirements for dental assistants in the state of Idaho. 

All dental assistants may legally operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures.

    Dental Assisting Job Titles and Requirements for Each Level

    • Dental Assistant

      A dental assistant in the state of Idaho may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

      There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.

    • Dental Assistant Board-qualified in expanded functions

      To perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in Idaho, a dental assistant must be considered Idaho Board qualified in expanded functions. To earn qualification, one must:
      (1) Satisfactorily complete training in the fundamentals of dental assisting, evidenced by:
      (1a) Current national DANB certification, or
      (1b) Successful completion of an Idaho Board-approved curriculum in the fundamentals of dental assisting, or
      (1c) Successfully challenging the fundamentals course, AND
      (2) Satisfactorily complete an Idaho Board-approved training in each of the expanded functions, AND
      (3) Successfully complete an Idaho Board-approved competency exam in each of the expanded functions.

      Dental assistants who have completed out-of-state expanded functions training may apply to the Idaho State Board of Dentistry to obtain approval of the course(s) and a certificate of registration.

      Learn more about DANB's Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification