Maryland 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.

Maryland Requirements

Dental Assistant Requirements

A dental assistant in Maryland may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.

dental assistant working under the general supervision for a sealant program must do all of the following:

  • Maintain American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) or American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuers
  • Have at least 400 hours of dental assisting clinical practice in dental patient care
  • Successfully complete a Board-approved course of at least two hours in infection control with OSHA protocol, or be Qualified in General Duties or Orthodontic Duties (see requirements below), or hold current DANB CDA or COA certification 
  • Enter into a written agreement with the supervising dentist setting forth the terms and conditions of practice under general supervision