Dental Assistants Registration Information
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:
|Dr. William Alfonso||North Little Rock||501-771-4631|
|Dr. James Beck||Conway||501-358-4101|
|Dr. Jason T. Bolding||Searcy||501-279-7779|
|Dr. Ward Clemmons||Fort Smith||479-782-0080|
|Dr. Mitchell L. Collins||Conway||501-336-8888|
|Dr. John S. Covington||Memphis, TN||901-448-5386|
|Dr. Bryan Darling||Jonesboro||870-933-1221|
|Pamela Davidson, RDH||Greenwood||479-648-9988|
|Dr. W. Darrel Fain||Prescott||870-887-5051|
|Dr. James B. Phillips||Jonesboro||870-931-3000|
|Dr. Gordon Gruen||Memphis, TN||901-528-6268|
|Dr. John R. Holcomb||Siloam Springs||479-549-GRIN|
|Dr. Steven Kilpatrick||Fort Smith||479-452-7454|
|Dr. Stephen Modelevsky||Jonesboro||870-972-8570|
|Dr. Ted M. Pinney||Jacksonville||501-982-4447|
|Dr. Steven Skoch||Fayetteville||479-582-3002|
|Dr. Stephen Smart||El Dorado||870-863-0088|
|Dr. Tony Tortorich||Little Rock||501-224-8332|
|Anesthesia Assistants Program (OMAAP)||800-366-6725|
|UAMS Hygiene School||Little Rock||501-686-5733|
|UA Fort Smith Hygiene School||Fort Smith||479-788-7000|
*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.
Note: In order to apply for a sedation monitoring permit, you must FIRST hold a current permit from the Board in NITROUS OXIDE ADMINISTRATION.
FORMS AND APPLICATIONS
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%.
If your application is incomplete, it will be returned to you - no exceptions. Please read the application carefully and follow the instructions.