Oregon 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.

Oregon Requirements

Anesthesia Dental Assistant Requirements

A dental assistant in Oregon must hold state certification as an Anesthesia Dental Assistant in order to perform specified anesthesia assisting functions. To qualify, one must:

1. Hold a current Health Care Provider BLS/CPR certification, AND

2a. Successfully complete the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam (DAANCE) conducted by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, OR

2b. Successfully complete the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants Course conducted by the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, OR

2c. Have passed the DANB Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (COMSA) exam (prior to the discontinuation of the COMSA exam in 2000), OR

2d. The Resuscitation Group – Anesthesia Dental Assistant course, OR

2e. Other course approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry, AND

3. Apply for the Oregon Anesthesia Dental Assistant certificate (administered by DANB)

Note: The Oregon state dental practice act specifies that, in addition to the exams, courses and programs listed on this page, a dental assistant may complete any successor or otherwise Board-approved exams, courses or programs. For more information, please contact the Oregon Board of Dentistry at  www.oregon.gov/dentistry.

View all Oregon exams and certificates.