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

Radiography Requirements

In order to legally operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures under the general supervision of a licensed dentist in Arizona, a dental assistant must:

1a.  Pass the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam,


2a.  Be currently certified in another U.S. jurisdiction that requires successful completion of a written dental radiography exam, AND

2b.  Apply to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (ASBDE) for Dental Assistant Radiography Certification by Credential and receive the Arizona Radiologic Proficiency Certificate, issued by the ASBDE.