Mississippi 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.

Mississippi Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Requirements

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

All dental assistants involved in direct patient care must be certified in CPR (within 180 days of employment).  There are no other education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.