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.

North Dakota Requirements

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with Restorative Functions Permit Requirements

To earn a permit to perform specified restorative functions under the direct supervision of a dentist, a Registered Dental Assistant must:

1a. Complete a board-approved curriculum from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or other board-approved course, AND

1b. Pass the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) Restorative Examination or other equivalent examinations approved by the board within the last five years

The Board may require completion of the Restorative Function (RF) component of DANB’s Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA) certification exam.


2a. Pass the WREB Restorative Examination or other board-approved examination more than five years from the date of application, AND

2b. Complete the RF component of DANB’s CRFDA certification examination, AND

2c. Provide evidence from another state or jurisdiction where the applicant legally is or was authorized to perform restorative functions and certification from the supervising dentist of successful completion of at least 25 restorative procedures within the immediate five years prior to the date of application