State Publications, Reports and Services
Career Ladder Templates
This easy-to-use guide outlines the dental assisting requirements and career opportunities for dental assistants across all 50 states. Each state's entry outlines the levels and related requirements for dental assistants, along with the allowable functions and required supervision levels.
State Fact Booklet
This resource contains comprehensive state-specific dental assisting information for all 50 states, including excerpts from the state dental practice act or administrative rules pertaining to dental assistants, radiography requirements, general information on expanded functions, and accepted or required DANB exams.
State of the States ReportsView the latest reports summarizing recent state dental assisting legislative and regulatory changes.
Supporting State Dental Boards
DANB exams are recognized or required in 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We assist state regulatory bodies with:
- Exams and certifications
- State-specific exams
- Information and resources
Exams and Certifications
State dental boards may implement competence measurement requirements for dental assistants by recognizing or requiring DANB’s national certifications and exams. DANB works with state dental boards to streamline and simplify competence measurement and credentialing for dental assistants at all levels, from entry level assistant to those who perform expanded functions.
Resources and Reports
DANB provides resources to assist state dental boards, including:
- Secure, online reports
- Comparative tables and charts
- Comments and testimonies
Comprehensive Data and Customized Charts
DANB provides the most
comprehensive state dental assisting compilations available. We can also
prepare customized comparative charts for state dental boards and
lawmakers, upon request.