Iowa 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.

Iowa Requirements

Dental Assistant Trainee Requirements

Dental assistant trainees are individuals who are engaging in on-the-job training to meet the requirements for registration and who are learning the necessary skills while employed in a dental office under the personal supervision of a licensee or registrant as delegated by a licensed dentist.

A Dental Assistant Trainee must successfully complete on-the-job training and examinations in the areas of infection control, hazardous materials, and jurisprudence to meet requirements for dental assisting registration.

If a trainee fails to become registered by the trainee status expiration date (12 months from the start of trainee employment), the trainee must stop work as a dental assistant trainee.