South Carolina 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.

South Carolina Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Requirements

To perform expanded functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in the state of South Carolina, a dental assistant must earn status as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA). To qualify, one must:

1. Graduate from a CODA-accredited dental assisting program, OR

2. Complete two years of continuous full-time employment as a chairside dental assistant.

Note: In order to monitor nitrous oxide conscious sedation (analgesia), EDDAs must complete a course approved by the South Carolina Board of Dentistry, successfully complete the state board examination, submit proof of Board-approved CPR certification within the three years preceding application, and apply for state certification from the South Carolina Board of Dentistry.