Dental Assistant Training Requirements and Programs North Dakota

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

North Dakota has four types of Dental Assistants

  1. Dental Assistant
  2. Qualified Dental Assistant
  3. Registered Dental Assistant
  4. Registered Dental Assistant Qualified to Apply Pit and Fissure Sealants

Dental Assistant

An unlicensed Dental Assistant may perform limited basic supportive tasks under the direct supervision of a dentist.  There are no formal training requirements at this level, but it is also the most limited and generally the lowest paid.  Completing formal training and becoming either Qualified or Registered will allow open more job opportunities.  Only Qualified Dental Assistants or Registered Dental Assistants may take x-rays.

Qualified Dental Assistant

 (Authorizes you to take x-rays and perform duties listed in ND Administrative Code 20-03-01-01(1-7)

Requirements:

  • Must submit application to the executive director, along with $130 application fee.
  • Must submit verification of completing 650 hours  of dental assisting instruction including on-the-job training.
  • Must submit verification of successfully completing a board-approved infection control seminar and passing the x-ray and infection control portions of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exams.
  • Must have completed CPR training in the last 24 months. Submit copy of CPR card.
  • Verification of completing Infection Control course in the last 2 years. If you took the DANB exam less than 2 years ago,  you may use the test date.
  • If you passed the x-ray and infection control portions of the DANB exam more than one year ago, submit 16 hours of Continuing  Education verification
  • All assistants are required to pass an open-book jurisprudence exam. You have 10 days to complete and return the exam to the Board office. You must contact the Board office when you wish to have it sent to  you, as it is not available online. The jurisprudence exam open book format is designed to assist you in becoming acquainted with the laws and rules pertaining to your profession. Upon receipt of satisfactory test scores the  applicant will receive a dental assistant registration. The test must be passed within one year of application.
  • Verification from other jurisdictions in which registered, if applicable
  • Verification of completion of Infection Control course if graduated from a dental assisting school or took the DANB exam more than 2 years ago.
  • You will need to submit 8 hours of continuing education if you graduated from a dental assisting school or took the DANB exam more than 2 years ago.

Registered Dental Assistant

 (Authorizes you to perform all duties listed in ND  Administrative Code 20-03-01-01(1-32)

Requirements:

  • Must submit application along with $130 application fee.
  • Must submit one or more of the following:
    • Verification of passing the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
    • Verification of completing an ADA-accredited program in Dental Assisting
  • Verification of CPR within the last 24 months.  Submit copy of CPR card.
  • Verification of completion of Infection Control course in the last 2 years. If you graduated from a dental assisting school in the last 2 years or took the DANB exam less than 2 years ago, you may use the date of graduation or the test date.
  • If you graduated or passed DANB more than one  year ago, submit 16 hours of Continuing Education verification
  • Verification from other jurisdictions in which  registered, if applicable
  • All assistants are required to pass an open-book  jurisprudence exam. You have 10 days to complete and return the exam to the  Board office, so you must contact the Board office when you wish to have it sent to you, as it is not available online. The jurisprudence exam open book format is designed to assist you in becoming acquainted with the laws and rules pertaining to your profession. Upon receipt of satisfactory test scores the  applicant will receive a dental assistant registration. The test must be passed within one year of application.

Registered Dental Assistant Qualified to Apply Pit and Fissure Sealants

To apply pit and fissure sealants, a Registered Dental Assisant must complete a North Dakota Board approved pit and fissure sealant course.

Helpful Links:

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

North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners: https://www.nddentalboard.org/