Florida 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.

Florida Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements

Dental Assistant Formally Trained in Restorative Functions Requirements

A dentist may delegate remediable intraoral restorative functions to be performed under direct supervision to a Dental assistant who has met the following requirements:

1. Be at least 18 years of age, AND

2. Be a high school graduate or equivalent, AND

3. Hold current BLS for Healthcare Provider certificate, AND

4a. Graduate from a dental assisting program accredited by a dental accrediting entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or 

4b. Successfully complete a Florida Board-approved expanded duties formal training program, AND

5. Document proof of 2,400 hours of clinical work experience in either a dental office or as a dental assisting educator within 24 months of admittance to the mandatory restorative functions training course, AND

6. Complete a mandatory restorative functions training course offered by a dental or dental hygiene school or program that is accredited by a dental accrediting entity recognized by the United States Department of Education meeting the requirements of Florida Board of Dentistry rules and receive a course completion certificate.

Note: All students must have a delegating dentist to enroll in the mandatory restorative functions training program.