North Dakota 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
Qualified Dental Assistant
Qualified Dental Assistant Requirements
To earn status as a Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA) in the state of North Dakota, one must:
1a. Complete 300 hours of on-the-job clinical training and either:
- have passed DANB’s National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam within one year prior to application or
- have passed DANB’s NELDA exam and completed, within two years prior to application, 16 hours of continuing education, OR
1b. Pass DANB’s NELDA exam and the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education dental assisting education program association, OR
1c. Successfully complete a North Dakota board-approved equivalent course within one year prior to application, AND
2. Pass a written examination of the laws and rules governing the practice of dentistry in North Dakota within one year of application, AND
3. Maintain current CPR certification, AND
4. Provide verification of completing an infection control course within two years prior to application (if passing DANB’s ICE exam occurred more than two years prior to application)
5. Apply to the North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners.