Georgia 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 Georgia may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act and by rule of the Georgia Board of Dentistry under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.
A dental assistant must complete Board-approved training in phlebotomy, intravenous access, infection control, the handling of any associated medical or dental emergencies, and any other safety related topics required by the Board before performing phlebotomy and venipuncture procedures.
To use rubber cup prophy on primary dentition, a dental assistant must complete a curriculum approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry or a minimum of eight hours of on-the-job training in the provision of rubber cup prophies by a dentist licensed to practice in Georgia. (Note: The Board has outlined course curriculum and eligibility requirements in an addendum to its policy addendum to its policy manual – see page 12 – see page 12.)
During the administration of deep sedation/general anesthesia in the dental office or a site approved by the Board, all staff must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the basic life support level given by a board-approved sponsor.
There are no other education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.