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

Radiography Requirements

A dental assistant must:

1a. Hold a current national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification, or

1b. Successfully complete a Mississippi Board-approved radiology seminar and exam within 90 days prior to application, or

1c. Graduate from a CODA-accredited dental assisting program within 12 months prior to application, or

1d. Graduate from a CODA-accredited dental assisting program more than 12 months prior to application for permit and provide sworn statements related to employment and administration of radiographs within the five-year period preceding application, AND

2. Apply to the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners for a radiology permit.