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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: 

INSTRUCTORLOCATION
CONTACT
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
UAMS
Online
website
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.

SEDATION MONITORING

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.  

Arkansas
State Board of
Dental Examiners

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Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners
101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 111
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-2085

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