By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA
Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in Wisconsin to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice.
Each state has different requirements for dental assistants, here are the levels, and functions permitted for dental assistants in Wisconsin.
Levels of Dental Assistants in Wisconsin
There is only one level of dental assistant in WI:
1. Dental Assistant (Unlicensed person)
An unlicensed person in Wisconsin may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
- Any dentist who delegates any remediable dental procedure or function to an unlicensed person must first provide training to or verify the competence of the person in the performance of the procedure or function.
Wisconsin Radiography Requirements
There are no radiography requirements for dental assistants in the state of Wisconsin. All dental assistants may legally operate dental X-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures.
- To learn more, visit the Wisconsin Board of Dentistry
- Information gathered from DaleFoundation.org
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