Dental Assisting

Minnesota has radiography requirements and requires the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification exam; Some states have varying levels of licenses based on procedures allowable. Where a determination has not been made, it is because the state requires a state exam and did not explicitly state they will accept an out-of-state licensure examination in place of their state exam.

Helpful Link: DANB Search Requirements by State

State State Licensing Board or Department State Licensing Requirements Notes
Alabama Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama Meets  
Alaska Alaska Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
American Samoa   Not determined  
Arizona Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Arkansas Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners Not determined  
California Dental Board of California Not determined  
Colorado Colorado Dental Board Meets  
Connecticut Connecticut State Dental Commission Meets  
Delaware Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Meets  
District of Columbia   Not determined  
Florida Florida Board of Dentistry Meets  
Georgia Georgia Board of Dentistry Meets  
Guam   Not determined  
Hawaii Hawaii Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Idaho Idaho State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Illinois Illinois Board of Dentistry Meets  
Indiana Indiana State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Iowa Iowa Dental Board Not determined  
Kansas Kansas Dental Board Meets  
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Dentistry Meets  
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Maine Maine Board of Dental Practice Meets  
Maryland Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry Meets  
Michigan Michigan Board of Dentistry Meets  
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Dentistry Meets  
Mississippi Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Missouri Missouri Dental Board Meets  
Montana Montana Board of Dentistry Meets  
Nebraska Nebraska Board of Dentistry Not determined  
Nevada Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Dentistry Not determined  
New Mexico New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care Meets  
New York New York State Board for Dentistry Meets  
North Carolina North Carolina State Board of Dentistry Meets  
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Northern Mariana Islands   Not determined  
Ohio Ohio State Dental Board Meets  
Oklahoma Oklahoma Board of Dentistry Meets  
Oregon Oregon Board of Dentistry Meets  
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Puerto Rico   Not determined  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry Meets  
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Dentistry Meets  
South Dakota South Dakota State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Dentistry Not determined  
Texas Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Not determined  
US Virgin Islands   Not determined  
Utah Utah Dentists and Dental Hygienists Licensing Board Meets  
Vermont Vermont Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Virginia Virginia Board of Dentistry Meets  
Washington Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission Meets  
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Dentistry Meets  
Wisconsin Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board Meets  
Wyoming Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners Meets  

Dental Hygiene

State State Licensing Board or Department State Licensing Requirements Notes
Alabama Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama Meets  
Alaska Alaska Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
American Samoa   Not determined  
Arizona Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Arkansas Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
California Dental Board of California Meets  
Colorado Colorado Dental Board Meets  
Connecticut Connecticut State Dental Commission Meets  
Delaware Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Meets  
District of Coumbia   Not determined  
Florida Florida Board of Dentistry Not Determined Students who successfully complete the Dental Hygiene degree will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. Florida and Nevada do not allow licensure by credential endorsement. Licensure is granted by each individual state, but in virtually every state, students need to graduate from an accredited dental hygiene program, complete the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, and complete any regional or state clinical board examination.
Georgia Georgia Board of Dentistry Meets  
Guam   Not determined  
Hawaii Hawaii Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Idaho Idaho State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Illinois Illinois Board of Dentistry Meets  
Indiana Indiana State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Iowa Iowa Dental Board Meets  
Kansas Kansas Dental Board Meets  
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Dentistry Meets  
Louisiana Louisiana State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Maine Maine Board of Dental Practice Meets  
Maryland Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry Meets  
Michigan Michigan Board of Dentistry Meets  
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Dentistry Meets  
Mississippi Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Missouri Missouri Dental Board Meets  
Montana Montana Board of Dentistry Meets  
Nebraska Nebraska Board of Dentistry Meets  
Nevada Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners Not determined Students who successfully complete the Dental Hygiene degree will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. Florida and Nevada do not allow licensure by credential endorsement. Licensure is granted by each individual state, but in virtually every state, students need to graduate from an accredited dental hygiene program, complete the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, and complete any regional or state clinical board examination.
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Dentistry Meets  
New Mexico New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care Meets  
New York New York State Board for Dentistry Meets  
North Carolina North Carolina State Board of Dentistry Meets  
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Northern Mariana Islands   Not determined  
Ohio Ohio State Dental Board Meets  
Oklahoma Oklahoma Board of Dentistry Meets  
Oregon Oregon Board of Dentistry Meets  
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Puerto Rico   Not determined  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry Meets  
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Dentistry Meets  
South Dakota South Dakota State Board of Dentistry Meets  
Tennessee Tennessee Board of Dentistry Meets  
Texas Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
US Virgin Islands   Not determined  
Utah Utah Dentists and Dental Hygienists Licensing Board Meets  
Vermont Vermont Board of Dental Examiners Meets  
Virginia Virginia Board of Dentistry Meets  
Washington Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission Meets  
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Dentistry Meets  
Wisconsin Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board Meets  
Wyoming Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners Meets  

Disclaimer: The college makes every effort to ensure the information above is current, but please be advised that state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. M State shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.

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