Dental Assistant Programs in Arkansas
Arkansas Dental Assisting Schools
Find an accredited Arkansas or online school with dental assistant certificate training classes and college degree programs. Go to school for about 1 year and learn to increase the efficiency of a dentist office, perform and assist with dental procedures, and complete administrative tasks.
Use the zip-code program search to find accredited CDA training in Arkansas.
What does a dental assistant do? State of Arkansas Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in Arkansas
200 S. Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
6550 D Interstate Blvd.
Horn Lake, MS 38637
3600 South Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804
2710 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN 38132
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State of Arkansas, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
You may perform basic dental assisting functions under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.
There are no educational or training requirements in the state of Arkansas.
Registered dental assistant:
Registered Dental Assistant in the state of Arkansas, you will hold a permit from the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners (ASBDE) to perform one or more of the allowed expanded functions: coronal polishing, operating dental radiographic equipment, inducing and monitoring nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia , and monitoring patients under deep sedation or general anesthesia in offices where the licensed dentist is permitted to provide those services. To receive your permit for any of the expanded functions (except Sedation Monitoring, which has additional requirements), you must:
Hold a current national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification,
Graduate from a CODA-accredited dental assisting program,
Complete an ASBDE-approved course in the desired expanded function(s),
Receive on-the-job training from an Arkansas licensed dentist,
Hold current Healthcare Provider-level CPR certification,
Provide proof of competency in your expanded function(s) and apply for registration to the ASBDE,
Successfully complete the Arkansas jurisprudence exam.
Hold a current permit for nitrous oxide administration, AND
Hold current Healthcare Provider level CPR certification, AND
Hold current DANB CDA certification (or be a Registered Dental Assistant, a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse), AND
Successfully complete the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Anesthesia Assistant’s training program
or a Board-approved equivalent course within the two years immediately preceding application, AND
Apply to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
Complete 2 hours of CEU's in infection control every 2 years