#3 – Read the State Law for Assistants

Read through Dental Assistant Section

You are responsible to know the laws that govern your responsibilities & limitations as a dental assistant. Read through your state board laws to find out what certifications are available and what privileges each earns you. You also need to understand the annual continuing education requirements for each certification as well as the fees.

 

The Ohio State Dental Board website

http://www.dental.ohio.gov/laws.stm

The Tennessee State Dental Board

http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/0460/0460.htm