New Hampshire 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.
Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements
To legally operate dental X-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in New Hampshire, a dental assistant must meet the requirements shown below.
A dental assistant must:
1. Be 18 years of age or older, AND
2a. Be a Graduate Dental Assistant or hold DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification, OR
2b. Complete 200 hours of experience in clinical dental assisting and pass an Introduction to Dental Assisting course and qualify in infection control (see requirements below), AND
3. Successfully complete an expanded duty course in dental radiology meeting the requirements established by rule of the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners (NHBDE), AND
4. Pass the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS).