Dental Assistant Requirements in Wyoming


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 Wyoming 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 WY.

Levels of Dental Assistants in Wyoming

There are two levels of dental assistants in WY:

1. Dental Assistant

A dental assistant in Wyoming may perform basic supportive dental procedures specified by the state dental practice act under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Dental assistants may be trained by their employer or by an accredited or WBDE-approved program for dental assistants.

In settings where nitrous oxide anxiolysis, sedation, and/or anesthesia are administered, all dental personnel shall be certified in administering Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. A dentist, operating dentist or sedation/anesthesia permit holder may delegate patient monitoring to qualified dental personnel.

2. Dental Assistant Qualified in Placement of Pit and Fissure Sealants

To perform placement of pit and fissure sealants under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in Wyoming, a dental assistant must:

The WBDE accepts successful performance on DANB’s Sealants (SE) exam to meet the requirements to earn the Wyoming Pit and Fissure Sealants permit.

Wyoming Radiography Requirements

To legally operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures under the indirect supervision of a dentist in WY, a dental assistant must:

*DANB’s Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam meets the examination requirement.

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Natalie Kaweckyj

Natalie Kaweckyj

Natalie Kaweckyj, BA, LDA, CDA, RF, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, is a senior moderator of the Dental Peeps Network and a past president of the ADAA.