Dental Assistant Programs in Maryland
Maryland Dental Assisting Schools
Find an accredited Maryland 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 Maryland.
What does a dental assistant do? State of Maryland Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in Maryland
2200 Broening Highway
Baltimore, MD 21224
4351 Garden City Dr
Landover, MD 20785
700 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
252 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
10021 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
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State of Maryland, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
You may provide basic dental procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
There are no educational or training requirements.
However, if you're working under the general supervision for a sealant program, you must:
Have a current and valid Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or CPR for Professional Rescuers certifications. Have at least 400 hours of clinical practice in patient care. Complete a board-approved course with a minimum of 2 hours in infection control with OSHA protocol, or be qualified in general duties or orthodontic duties, or hold a current DANB Certified Dental Assistant or Certified Orthodontic Assistant certification. Have a written agreement/contract with the supervising dentist setting forth the terms and conditions of practice under general supervision. Dental Assistant Qualified in General Duties Complete a 35 hour minimum board-approved course related to Maryland's general duties dental assisting. Pass the MGDA Expanded Functions exam or pass the national CDA exam, and apply to state recognition as a Maryland Dental Assistant Qualified in General Duties. You may also want to earn Dental Radiation Technologist status. Dental Assistant Qualified in Orthodontics
Complete a 35 hour minimum, board-approved orthodontic dental assisting program. Pass the Orthodontic Assisting Expanded Functions exam, or the national DANB Certified Orthodontic Assistant exam. Apply for state recognition as a Maryland Dental Assistant Qualified in Orthodontics.