Minnesota Dental Assistants Schools
The educational background for dental assistants is very much the same from state to state. Early on, potential dental assistants can complete high school courses in math, science, and communications. Beyond high school, some dental assistants receive no additional education unless they choose to become registered dental assistants. There are several dental assistant schools in Minnesota.
Minnesota Dental Assistant Continuing Education Requirements
Dental assistants in Minnesota do not have to adhere to any specific continuing education requirements, unless their employer requires it. Registered dental assistants are issued a two-year registration that must be renewed biennially with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. At this time, there are no additional continuing education hours or courses required, other than maintaining CPR certification. Legislation is often changing concerning the licensure and registration of dental assistants and varies by state, so check with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and the Dental Assisting National Board, prior to renewing your registration.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Dental Assistants in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s of Minnesota and St. Mary’s Hospital.