Become a Dental Assistant in Oklahoma - OK

There are around 1,700 registered dental assistants in Oklahoma according to a May 2008 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This profession continues to grow. The following are steps to become a dental assistant in Oklahoma.

To become a dental assistant in Oklahoma, completing formal education or certification is not necessary but can certainly improve one’s marketability. These professionals are typically trained on-the-job, under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

Dental assistants in Oklahoma can earn the status of an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant by obtaining a permit in the below duties:

  • Coronal Polishing/Topical Fluoride
  • Sealants
  • Nitrous Oxide
Permits are earned by completing expanded duty training in each of the desired functions at a CODA-accredited dental assisting program. In addition, dental assistants who wish to be a part of x-rays and radiologic procedures must obtain a permit from the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry.

The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) can provide a state-to-state specific guide of what functions dental assistants at each level are permitted to perform.

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