Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma Requirements

Dental Assistant Requirements

Every dental assistant in Oklahoma must obtain a Dental Assistant permit from the Board of Dentistry within 30 days of beginning employment. To obtain a permit, one must:

1. Submit a completed application form and the required fee to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry AND

2. Pass a background check with criteria established by the OBD.

Prior to receiving a permit, the dental assistant must work under the dentists direct visual supervision at all times.

Beginning January 1, 2020, every dental assistant receiving a permit shall complete an infection control course approved by the OBD within one year of the date of receipt of permit. Dental assistants holding permits prior to January 1, 2020 must complete an infection control course approved by the OBD before December 31, 2020.

A dental assistant in Oklahoma may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

A dental assistant must receive adequate office-based training by the supervisory dentist to ensure that the dental assistant is aware of all requirements and responsibilities of each duty to be performed.