District of Columbia 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.

District of Columbia Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Level I Dental Assistant

Level II Dental Assistant

Level I Dental Assistant Requirements

To be registered as a Level I Dental Assistant in the District of Columbia, one must:

  1. Have graduated from high school or hold a general equivalency diploma, AND
  2. Apply to the D.C. Board of Dentistry for registration

Note: All current dental assistants and applicants for registration must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted an exemption (see D.C. Municipal Regulations Title 22, Chapter 2, Subtitle B, Sections 230-231 for details).