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 or Dental Assistant qualified in injection of medication

A dentist holding a permit to administer general anesthesia/deep sedation or moderate sedation may authorize a Registered Dental Assistant or dental assistant, under the personal and direct visual supervision of the dentist and upon the dentist’s verbal command, to inject medication that the supervising dentist has drawn up through an intravenous (IV) site if the following requirements have been met:

1. The assistant holds a permit to monitor patients under general anesthesia, deep sedation or moderate sedation, AND

2. The assistant has passed the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE) administered by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and is currently DAANCE-certified, AND

3. The supervising dentist holds a permit to administer general anesthesia and deep sedation or moderate sedation