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Dental Assistants Registration

Dental Assistants must hold a current permit issued by the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners to perform dental radiography, coronal polishing, administration/monitoring of nitrous oxide, and sedation monitoring in the dental office. If a dental assistant is performing any of these duties without a permit, they are doing so illegally.

Radiography, coronal polishing, nitrous oxide administration, and sedation monitoring are considered "expanded duties."

You must successfully complete a nitrous oxide administration and monitoring course by one of the Board's approved instructors: click here for list.

*The Board office does not have information on the cost and availability of courses. You must contact the above instructors directly for information about their nitrous oxide courses.

Sedation Monitoring

Note: In order to apply for a sedation monitoring permit, you must FIRST hold a current permit from the Board in NITROUS OXIDE ADMINISTRATION.

Upon receipt of your initial application, you will be emailed the jurisprudence exam covering the Dental Practice Act/Dental Corporation Act/Rules & Regulations. You must put a valid email address on the application.  After completion, return the jurisprudence exam to the Board office. You must pass the exam with a minimum score of 75%. Please be reminded that the Board does not accept online CPR.


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