Dental Assistants

The State of Nevada does not require dental assistants to be registered or licensed with the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners.  Dental Assistants are employed, authorized and supervised by the Nevada licensed dentist.  Dental Assistants are not required to be certified.

Pursuant to NAC 631.260, the licensed dentist must provide a certified statement to the Board that his personnel received adequate training in radiographic procedures.

Pursuant to NAC 631.220, dental assistant’s duties are defined under the employ, authorization and supervision of the licensed dentist.  This scope of practice defines the duties you may perform.  If you are asked to perform a duty not set forth in NAC 631.220, you may contact the Board office to ensure compliance with this regulation.