Arizona 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.

Arizona Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Qualified in Coronal Polishing

Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Dental Assistant Qualified in Coronal Polishing Requirements

To perform coronal polishing procedures in the state of Arizona under the general supervision of a licensed dentist, a dental assistant must hold an Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate. To qualify, one must:

1. Pass DANB’s Coronal Polishing exam (administered by DANB), AND

2. Submit to DANB the Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate (AZCP) application, including an Arizona Coronal Polishing Clinical Skills Affadavit completed and signed by a licensed dentist or coronal polishing educator/course instructor*, AND 

3. Receive the Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate, sent by DANB upon completion of all requirements.

*Note: Beginning 6/1/2023, any educator or course instructor signing the Clinical Skills Affidavit must be a dentist or licensed hygienist or must hold the AZCP certificate 

Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate (AZCP) application