North Carolina 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.

North Carolina Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant II in Training (DA II in Training)


Dental Assistant II in Training Requirements

A Dental Assistant II in Training (DA II in Training) is an individual who is participating in on-the-job training to become a DA II. Training consists of at least two years (3,000 hours) of chairside assisting, during which period the assistant may be trained and allowed to perform most of the functions of a DA II under the direct control and supervision of a North Carolina licensed dentist.

To begin receiving on-the-job training in DAII duties, a dental assistant must 

1. Complete a 3-hour course in dental office emergencies AND 

2. Complete a 3-hour course in sterilization and infection control

A DA II in Training may not monitor patients under nitrous oxide, take radiographs, or perform coronal polishing until he or she successfully completes the required courses in these topics.