Nevada 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.

Nevada Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Requirements

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

There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.

A licensed dentist who owns a dental office or treatment facility must, on his or her application for license renewal, list the name and address of each dental assistant who assists in procedures for infection control, the date the dental assistant began to assist in infection control procedures, and a statement that each employee listed has received adequate instruction in infection control and is qualified to operate sterilization and other equipment, and to perform all other applicable activities, in compliance with CDC guidelines.

Note: Per legislation signed in 2023 (SB 310), Nevada will begin requiring successful completion of DANB’s CDA certification for the newly recognized expanded function dental assistant level. As of this writing, the Nevada Revised Statutes have not yet incorporated the language of this legislation, nor have the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners promulgated rules implementing EFDA licensure. For more information, please contact the NSBDE directly.