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.
In order to legally operate dental X-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in Georgia, a dental assistant must complete a minimum of six hours of instruction, in the content areas defined in the Georgia Department of Human Services' X-ray requirements*.
Instruction should begin within 30 days of initial employment and be completed no more than 90 days after employment begins. A record of training must be maintained by the employer.
A dental assistant who shows written proof of completed X-ray training is considered to have satisfied the requirements of the Department of Human Services.
*The DALE Foundation's DANB RHS Review course meets the requirements of the Georgia Department of Community Health regulation 111-8-90-.04, X-Rays in the Healing Arts.