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 Restorative Functions Requirements

To perform specified restorative functions in the state of Alaska under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist, a dental assistant must hold a certificate in restorative functions. To qualify, one must:

1. Successfully complete a course offered by or under the auspices of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or other equivalent course or program approved by the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners, AND

2a. Pass the Western Regional Examining Board’s restorative examination or other equivalent examination approved by the board within five years preceding the dental assistant’s certificate application, or

2b. Have legal authorization from another state or jurisdiction to perform restorative functions.

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

Note: The restorative functions certificate must be renewed biennially on or before February 28th of odd-numbered years.