Virginia 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.

Virginia Requirements

Dental Assistant Levels and Requirements


Dental Assistant I

Dental Assistant II

Radiography Requirements

In Virginia, a dental assistant must:

1.  Satisfactorily complete a radiation safety course and exam given by an institution that maintains a CODA-accredited dental assisting, dental hygiene, or dentistry program, OR

2.  Earn certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), OR

3.  Successfully complete the DANB RHS Review course offered by the DALE Foundation AND pass the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam.

Any person who was qualified to place or expose dental X-ray film by satisfactorily completing a course and passing an examination in compliance with guidelines provided by the board prior to May 11, 2011, continues to be so qualified.