New York 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.

New York Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant with a Limited Permit

Registered Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant with a Limited Permit Requirements

A person who has completed a dental assisting program or an alternative course of study in dental assisting acceptable to the New York State Education Department may apply for a limited (one-year) permit prior to taking and passing the required exams. A limited permittee may perform all tasks designated to Registered Dental Assistants, under the direct personal supervision of a licensed dentist. The permit expires after one year and may be renewed for an additional year.