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Dental assisting requirements, job titles and allowable functions vary from state to state.

Trying to find all of your state’s requirements for dental assistants can be challenging. Don’t worry. Just follow the links on this page, and you'll find one of the most comprehensive resources available on state requirements for dental assisting and DANB exams and certifications.

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State Requirements Search

DANB has compiled comprehensive information on each state’s requirements for dental assistants. No need to do all of the research yourself — we’ve done it for you! Just click on the link below to find our convenient search-by-state map.

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State Exam Applications

Certain states have exam requirements for various functions. If you work in Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon or Washington, click on the link below.

Learn More About DANB's State Exams

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State Publications

DANB’s State Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants and DANB’s State Fact Booklet offer state-by-state information about dental assisting regulations and allowable duties.

DANB's State Publications


State Dental Practice Acts

Find a state’s dental practice act. Search by state to find state statutes, regulations and administrative rules governing the practice of each member of the dental team. Brought to you by AADB and DANB.

State Dental Practice Act Search

DANB report: State of the States

Throughout the year, DANB monitors for new dental assisting bills and regulations.

See the latest report.

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