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

Radiography Requirements

To legally operate dental X-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures in Oklahoma, a dental assistant must obtain a permit from the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry (OBD). To qualify, one must:

1. Complete a course of study in radiation safety and protection, consisting of a minimum of four hours, approved by the OBD, AND

2. Apply for a Radiation Safety permit from the OBD and pass a background check with criteria established by the OBD.