Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts Requirements

Certified Assistant Requirements

To qualify as a Certified Assistant (CA), one must:

1. Be 18 years of age or older and of good moral character, AND

2. Hold any current national certification from DANB (CDA, COA, CPFDA or CRFDA) or certification from another Board-approved certifying body at the time of registration, AND

3. Hold current certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross or Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) from the American Heart Association, AND

4. Apply to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry for registration, AND

5. Take and pass the Massachusetts Board’s ethics and jurisprudence exam.