Dental assistants perform a variety of support functions; those who elect to become licensed as New York certified dental assistants may also perform these services as part of a dental delivery team under the direct, personal supervision of a dentist:
Dental assistants who do not perform these services do not need a license.
An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a dental assistant in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/dentcdalic.htm.
The fee for licensure and first registration is $103.
The fee for a limited permit is $40.
In 2012, there were 98 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 109 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2014 there were 1,263 active licenses for this occupation.
31-9091 - Dental Assistants
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American Dental Assistants Association
Division of Education and Professional Development
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1730
Chicago, Illinois 60601-2211
Phone: (312) 541-1550
Fax: (312) 541-1496
Dental Assisting National Board
444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 642-3368
Tollfree: (800) FOR-DANB
Fax: (312) 642-8507
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 12/02/14.
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