Minnesota 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.

Minnesota Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant

Licensed Dental Assistant with Collaborative Practice Authorization

Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) with Collaborative Practice Authorization Requirements

A Licensed Dental Assistant may be employed or retained by a health care facility, program, or nonprofit organization to perform specified dental assisting services without the patient first being examined by a licensed dentist, without a dentist’s diagnosis or treatment plan, and without the dentist being present at the location where the services are being performed, if the Licensed Dental Assistant has:

1. Entered into a collaborative agreement with a licensed dentist, which must be part of a collaborative agreement established between a licensed dentist and a dental hygienist, that designates authorization for the services being provided by the dental assistant


2. Documented completion of a course on medical emergencies within each continuing education cycle