Dental assistants (DAs) are important members of the oral health workforce team and perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks. However, requirements for entry into the workforce, allowable tasks, and supervision vary by state.
This study examines the dental assistant workforce to better understand roles, functions, and contributions to improving population oral health.
This report was produced by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center. For additional information and resources, visit: www.oralhealthworkforce.org