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

Radiography Requirements

The Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners does not license dental assistants in radiation health, safety, and administration. Rather, each licensed dentist must, with his or her application for license renewal, include a certified statement containing the name and position of each dental assistant who assists in radiographic procedures, the date each dental assistant began to assist in radiographic procedures, and a statement attesting that each such dental assistant is qualified to operate radiographic equipment and has received all of the following:

  1. Adequate instruction in radiographic procedures, AND
  2. Training in CPR at least every two years while employed, AND
  3. A minimum of four hours of continuing education in infection control every two years while employed, AND
  4. Before commencing performance of radiographic procedures, a copy of the Nevada statutes and regulations governing dentistry.