Dental Assistant Training Requirements and Programs Delaware

State specific dental assistant training requirements for Delaware, including links to important governing body websites and course providers.  Find Delaware dental assistant schools here.

Delaware does not require licensure for dental assistants; however, to operate x-ray equipment and take x-rays, a dental assistant must hold a state certificate as a Dental Radiation Technician from the Delaware Division of Public Health through the Office of Radiation Control (Delaware ORC).

 A dental assistant can qualify for the certificate by first passing either the Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology (DDRT) exam, which is administered by the DANB, -OR- passing the DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, and then submitted a completed application form R-16 to the Office of Radiation Control.

What are the fees for the x-ray examination?  2013 fees are $125.  Effective January 1, 2014, the examination fee for the Delaware Dental Radiologic Technology Exam is increased to $150.  The DANB charges $175.

Helpful Links:

You may find additional information through these links to your state’s official dental board page, or one of our sponsors.

Delaware Professional Regulation FAQs: http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dental/faqs.shtml#Q8

Form R-16: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/orc.html

DDRT Exam Information: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/files/orcddrtexam.pdf