In this article we've gathered links that will help you with information regarding state qualifications and requirements. It also includes information about employment/labor law for the states that we are servicing.
Please note that while TempStars makes every effort to provide up-to-date information to our members, the information provided is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or accounting advice.
TempStars accepts no responsibility for the timeliness or accuracy of this information. It's important to be sure to consult with your accountant and legal advisor about your individual circumstances.
The American Dental Hygienists Association includes here a Dental Hygiene summary by state for allowable duties and licensure initial and by credentials.
Dental hygienists work in a host of settings to deliver clinical care and work under varying levels of supervision.
Each state enacts its own laws determining:
1. The services dental hygienists can perform,
2. The settings in which they can practice, and
3. The supervision under which they practice.
It's important to note that some states do not regulate dental assisting and there are non-certified dental assistants. So knowing the difference between a certified and non-certified dental assistant is key.
Dental Assistant Fact Sheets are provided from the Dental Assistant National Board for the states we are in.
DANB and ADAA Dental Assistant Core competencies
The following list of 70 dental assisting tasks was developed by the ADAA/DANB Alliance as part of a study of dental assisting core competencies conducted between 2002 and 2005.
These selected tasks were determined to be representative of a broad range of dental assisting core competencies.
The numbered functions listed in the preceding state charts correspond to functions that were included in the DANB/ADAA core competencies study and use language directly from the state’s dental practice act.
The numbers are provided to facilitate comparison between and among states. Functions listed with bullets in the preceding charts are part of the state’s practice act but are not specific matches to the functions that were included in the 2002-2005 study.
Dental Assisting Functions Chart
Levels of Supervision Chart
Dental assistant requirements included in the fact sheets include:
- Recognized job titles
- Education, exam and training requirements
- Allowable functions
- Required supervision levels
DANB State Career Ladder Outline for dental assistants
State Employment/Labor Law