Arkansas 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.

Arkansas Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Requirements

A dental assistant in Arkansas may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist.

Training in standard precautions and other infection control standards required by OSHA and as recommended by the CDC and set forth in Arkansas rule shall be provided to all dental healthcare personnel by the employer upon initial employment prior to direct patient care, whenever new tasks are assigned which effects the level of occupational exposure, and at least annually.