Connecticut 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.
Dental Assistant Requirements
A dental assistant in Connecticut may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
Effective July 1, 2018, all dental assistants and Expanded Function Dental Assistants must provide records demonstrating successful performance on DANB’s Infection Control (ICE) exam or an infection control competency assessment administered by a CODA-accredited dental education program in Connecticut.
*Please note: Current Connecticut dental assistants who have not
passed the DANB Infection Control Exam prior to July 1, 2018 have until
October 1, 2019 (fifteen months) to receive on-the-job training by a
licensed dentist to prepare for and pass the exam.
New Connecticut dental assistants hired after July 1, 2018 have fifteen months from the start of employment to receive on-the-job training by a licensed dentist to prepare for and pass the exam, if they have not done so already.
Please note that DANB’s Infection Control (ICE) exam became a
component of the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification on June
1, 1993. The ICE exam became a component of the Certified Orthodontic
Assistant (COA) certification on June 1, 1994. Dental assistants who
earned CDA certification before June 1, 1993 or who earned COA
certification before June 1, 1994 and who have not subsequently taken
the CDA, COA or ICE exam after these dates will be required to take the
ICE exam prior to April 1, 2019.