For all questions about licensure/registration in Tennessee please contact the Board of Dentistry. Call (615) 532-3202 local or 1-800-778- 4123 nationwide or write to 227 French Landing, Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37243 or click here to Visit the Board of Dentistry Website
Listed below are the areas of practice in which a registered dental assistant must attend a board approved course and receive certification from the Tennessee Board of Dentistry prior to such providing service: • Coronal Polishing Certification • Dental Radiology Certification • Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Certification • Sealant Application Certification • Prosthetic Function Certification • Restorative Function Certification
It is important that the employer dentist, supervising dentist and licensed hygienist or registered dental assistant check his/her license and registration to make sure that it accurately reflects those additional duties which the individual is legally allowed to perform.
To verify licensure/registration and additional certification, please visit the Board’s website at http://health.state.tn.us/licensure/default.aspx. If discrepancies are noted, please contact the Tennessee Board of Dentistry at 615-532-5073 or 1-800-778-4123 ext. 5325073
Certification by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB CDA)* Dental Assistants who are Certified by the Dental Assisting National Board must also comply with the registration requirements of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry to practice in Tennessee. Please contact the Tennessee Board of Dentistry for more information.
For those dental assistants who meet the eligibility and examination requirements, certification may be earned in one or more of the following areas:
In addition to these three national credentials, DANB offers Certificates of Competency in:
Radiation Health and Safety Infection Control Coronal Polish Sealants Topical Anesthetic Topical Fluoride
IMPORTANT NOTE: These certifications do not exempt the certificant from registration as a dental assistant in Tennessee, nor do they automatically allow the certificant to legally perform these duties as a Tennessee RDA. For more information contact the Tennessee Board of dentistry at (615) 532-3202 local or 1-800-778-4123 nationwide or write to 227 French Landing, Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37243 or click here
For questions about Certification by the Dental Assisting National Board click here