Oregon 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.

Exam and Certificate Applications

DANB’s Certified Dental Assistant exam

DANB’s Certified Orthodontic Assistant exam

DANB’s Radiation Health and Safety exam

DANB’s Infection Control exam

DANB’s Coronal Polishing exam

Oregon Basic Dental Assisting exam

Note: The Oregon Board of Dentistry will discontinue administration of the Oregon Basic (ORB) exam in 2024. DANB will no longer accept application for the ORB exam after 1/5/2024, and administration of the ORB exam will be discontinued by 6/1/2024. To meet the Pathway III eligibility requirements for the EFDA, EFODA, and EFPDA certificates, candidates will instead be required to pass DANB’s Infection Control (ICE) exam. Candidates who passed the ORB prior to its discontinuation will still be able to use their ORB result to qualify for an Oregon expanded function certificate.

Oregon Basic and Expanded Functions exam

Oregon Basic and Orthodontic Assisting exam

Oregon Orthodontic Assisting

Oregon Expanded Functions General Dental Assisting exam

Oregon Radiologic Proficiency (ORCR) certificate - Pathway I (download application)

Oregon Radiologic Proficiency (ORCR) certificate - Pathway II (download application)

View all state exams and certificates.

More Resources

Oregon Board of Dentistry

Allowable and Prohibited Duties