Types of Registrants

Registered, Provisional and Courtesy Dental Assistants have met our requirements and are authorized to practice.

Leave of Absence, Suspended and Cancelled are not authorized to practice.

  • has met the requirements for registration

  • is authorized to perform:
    • administrative duties
    • infection prevention and control procedures
    • laboratory procedures
    • chairside assisting
    • and any or all of the allowed entry and advanced practices*
  • is covered by Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • may use the protected titles “registered dental assistant/RDA” and “dental assistant/DA”
  • may supervise a Provisional Dental Assistant

*Check our Dental Assistant Registry to see what a dental assistant is authorized to do.

  • has completed education and is in the process of completing NDAEB requirements

  • is authorized to perform, while supervised by a Registered Dental Assistant, dentist, dental hygienist, denturist or other person approved by the Registrar:
    • administrative duties
    • infection prevention and control procedures
    • laboratory procedures
    • chairside assisting
    • and any or all of the allowed entry and advanced practices*
  • is covered by Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • may use the protected title “dental assistant/DA”

*Check our Dental Assistant Registry to see what a dental assistant is authorized to do.

  • has met the requirements to practice for a short-term, specific purpose such as:
    • attend an education course that involves intra-oral practice
    • instruct at an education course that involves intra-oral practice
    • evaluate the credentials of registration applicants
    • may practice at specified practice sites as approved by the Registrar
  • is covered by Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • has chosen to take a leave from practice
  • is not authorized to practice
  • may not use the protected titles “registered dental assistant/RDA” and “dental assistant/DA”
  • is on the dental assistant register
  • has a suspended practice permit
  • is not covered by Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • is not authorized to practice

  • may not use the protected titles “registered dental assistant/RDA” and “dental assistant/DA”
  • is on the dental assistant register
  • has a suspended practice permit*
  • is not covered by Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • must reinstate their permit before practicing

*We may suspend permits for reasons such as:

  • a dental assistant does not renew their permit
  • a dental assistant does not meet Competence Program requirements
  • as a result of disciplinary action
  • is not authorized to practice
  • may not use the protected titles “registered dental assistant/RDA” and “dental assistant/DA”
  • is not on the dental assistant register
  • has cancelled registration and practice permit*
  • is not covered by Malpractice Liability Insurance
  • must apply for registration and a practice permit before practicing

*We may cancel registration and practice permits for reasons such as:

  • a dental assistant requests it
  • as a result of disciplinary action
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