Alabama State Requirements

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Radiography Requirements

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

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

    Dental Assisting Job Titles and Requirements for Each Level

    • Dental Assistant

      A dental assistant in the state of Alabama 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.

    • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

      In 2013, the Alabama legislature passed a law authorizing the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama to license Expanded Duty Dental Assistants. However, in March 2018, with the Board’s endorsement, the Alabama legislature passed a bill into law eliminating the Expanded Duty Dental Assistant category of licensee.