Michigan 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.

Michigan Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Unregistered Dental Auxiliary

Unregistered Dental Auxiliary Requirements

A UDA in Michigan may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act and administrative rules under the direct or general supervision of a licensed dentist.

Before a dentist may delegate a function to a UDA, the UDA must:

I. Submit proof of current certification in BLS or ACLS for healthcare providers with a hands-on component from an agency or organization that grants certification in accordance to AHA standards earned within the previous two years, AND

II. Submit proof of at least 1 hour of training in infection control, which must include sterilization of hand pieces, personal protective equipment, and the CDC’s infection control guidelines

A licensee may delegate to an unlicensed dental assistant otherwise qualified by education, training, or experience the performance of selected acts, tasks, or functions where the acts, tasks, or functions fall within the scope of practice of the licensee’s profession and will be performed under the licensee’s supervision.