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.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Requirements
To perform specified oral maxillofacial surgical assisting functions in Oklahoma, one must hold an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant permit. To qualify, one must:
1. Pass a background check with criteria established by the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, AND
2. Be supervised by an oral maxillofacial surgeon with a current Oklahoma license, AND
3. Be employed and complete a minimum of six months of training under the direct supervision of a licensed oral maxillofacial surgeon prior to starting the DAANCE program (see below), AND
4. Complete the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE) program provided by the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), AND
5. Hold valid BLS certification, AND
6. Complete a standardized course approved by the OBD including a minimum of four hours of didactic training that includes the required content, AND
7. Complete an infection control course approved by the Board, AND
8. Meet any other requirements established by the OBD, AND
9. Apply to the OBD for an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant permit.
An oral maxillofacial surgery assistant permit shall be considered a temporary training permit until all of the training requirements have been completed and approved by the OBD. A temporary training permit shall not be extended beyond two years.
Note: The OBD’s anesthesia committee may make a recommendation to the OBD for an oral maxillofacial surgery assistant holding a temporary training permit to substitute training received from another state university, dental school or technical training institute or training acquired in a surgery center or hospital while working under the authority of a licensed physician, to qualify as a partial substitute for the requirements to attain an oral maxillofacial surgery assistant permit.