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.

Connecticut Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Radiography Requirements

A dental assistant must pass the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam or a radiation health and safety competency assessment administered by a dental education program in the state that is accredited by the ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Note: Per state legislation passed during the 2023 session, “on or before January 1, 2025, The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine shall develop a radiation health and safety competency assessment for dental assistants that reflects current industry practices regarding the taking of dental x-rays. Such assessment shall be a suitable competency evaluation, the successful completion of which would allow a dental assistant to take dental x-rays under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 20-112a of the general statutes, as amended by this act”.