Alaska Dental Assistant Requirements

Each state has different requirements for dental assistants. This page includes links to all the information you need to understand the requirements for dental assistants in this state. View the different dental assisting levels, along with the requirements for each. You can also view the allowable duties at each level.

Alaska Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements

Dental Assistant Qualified in Coronal Polishing Procedures

Dental Assistant Qualified in Coronal Polishing Procedures Requirements

To perform coronal polishing procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in the state of Alaska, a dental assistant must earn a certificate in coronal polishing. An applicant for certification must: 

1. Submit to the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners a complete, notarized application form, AND

2. Pay applicable fee, AND

3a. Successfully complete a program of instruction approved by the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners, OR

3b. Be currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction to perform coronal polishing and provide documentation to the board verifying the certificate and course taken to obtain that certification

Note: The coronal polishing certificate must be renewed biennially on or before February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Note: The Alaska Board of Dental Examiners maintains a registry of dental assistants who hold certificates in coronal polishing and/or restorative functions.