Tennessee 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.

Tennessee Requirements

Registered Dental Assistant Requirements

Registered Dental Assistants in Tennessee may perform the procedures listed for this level in the state dental practice act. To register as an RDA, one must:

1. Have a high school diploma or GED certificate, AND

2. Be at least 18 years of age, AND

3. Successfully complete BLS for Healthcare Providers, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, or equivalent course, AND

4. Successfully complete the Tennessee Board of Dentistry Ethics and Jurisprudence exam, AND

5. Apply for registration to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry