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.

Georgia Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant Requirements

To perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in the state of Georgia, a dental assistant must earn status as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA). To qualify as an EDDA, one must:

1. Hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, AND

2. Hold a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, AND

3. Provide a certificate documenting successful completion of a Georgia Board-approved course pertaining to the specific expanded duties outlined in that certificate. (Note: A national DANB Certified Dental Assistant certification is one of the ways by which an assistant may qualify to enroll in a Georgia Board- approved course.)

Only those expanded duties listed on the certificate(s) may be performed by an EDDA.