Resources for Orthodontic Staff




Interested in a Career as an Orthodontic Assistant?


Have you ever thought about a career working in an orthodontic office? Working as an administrative or clinical assistant in an orthodontic office offers a rewarding career working with both children and adults, keeping current with technology and developing relationships with professional, dedicated colleagues. If you are interested in pursuing this career, there are several places to get information. A good place to start is your state or provincial dental board. These boards develop and reinforce the educational and licensing requirements for all dental assistance—including assistants for specialists like orthodontists. Below are links to these dental boards. Keep watching the PCSO website for additional resources for those considering a career as an orthodontic assistant and those who are already enjoying this fulfilling line of work.

Alaska
---There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting.
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofDentalExaminers.aspx

Arizona
--- There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting
https://dentalboard.az.gov/

British Columbia
https://www.cdabc.org/

Hawaii
– There are no radiography requirements for dental assistants in the state of Hawaii
http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/dentist/

Idaho
– There are no license requirements in the state of Idaho
http://isbd.idaho.gov/pdf/DA%20Info.pdf

Saskatchewan
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http://www.sdaa.sk.ca/
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