Dental Assistant Training Requirements and Programs Nebraska

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

Nebraska has two types of Dental Assistants

  1. Dental Assistant
  2. Dental Assistant Qualified in Coronal Polishing

Dental Assistant

A dental assistant in Nebraska must be at least 18 years old, but there are no other formal requirements to begin working as an assistant.  Dental Assistants may perform basic supportive tasks under the supervision of their employing dentists.

Only if the dental assistant will be monitoring nitrous oxide analgesia, a current CPR certification is required.  Dental assistants who will be involved with patients under general anesthesia or any deeper level of sedation must complete a Basic Life Support skills course.  The BLS teaches basic CPR, as well as other life-saving skills for a wide variety of healthcare professionals, and is offered through the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.  The class is roughly 5 hours, and costs between $50 – $110 (varies based on provider).  Find a CPR or BLS course for dental assistants in your area.

Dental Assistant Qualified in Coronal Polishing

To perform coronal polishing in Nebraska, a dental assistant must either complete training through a CODA-accredited dental assisting program that includes a coronal polishing course, or complete one year of clinical work experience, with a minimum of 1500 hours, as a dental assistant and complete a Nebraska Board-approved course on coronal polishing procedures.

Helpful Links:

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

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_medical_dent_dentindex.aspx