South Dakota 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 Dakota Requirements

Requirements for a Registered Dental Assistant with permit to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia

A Registered Dental Assistant may apply for a permit to administer nitrous oxide sedation and inhalation analgesia under the direct supervision of a dentist. To qualify, a Registered Dental Assistant must:

1. Be certified in administering basic life support by the American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provider or the American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer program, AND

2a. Have completed an SDSBD-approved educational course meeting specified requirements within 13 months of application, OR

2b. Have completed an SDSBD-approved educational course more than 13 months prior to application and have legally administered nitrous oxide sedation and inhalation analgesia for a period of time during the 3 years preceding application and provide written documentation from an employing/supervising dentist attesting to clinical proficiency