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Thank you for attending our Nebraska Dental Assistants Assocaiton Annual Session! 


Save the Date for 2020!!! 


Days: Thursday, April 23and Friday, April 24th, 2020

Location: Embassey Suites

               La Vista, Nebraska





Permit Courses for LDA's...Board of Dentistry approves Nebraska ADA-CODA schools to offer courses

Please contact your local ADA-CODA Dental Assisting Program for more information on the NEW Permit courses for Licensed Dental Assistants. Courses could be available as soon as Fall 2018.  

Courses include individual Permits for:

- Nitrous Oxide Administration and Monitor Permit

- Fixed Prosthodontics Permit

- Removable Prosthodontics Permit

- Pediatric Fixed Prosthodontics Permit 


Nebraska Health and Human Services has made changes to their website.
Please us the link below to review information for licensure.
Click on link below:

Dental Assistant Application for Licensure:


Licensed Dental Assistant Application

 Dental Assistants Jurisprudence Exam:

Start the DA Jurisprudence Exam

Verification of Dental Assistant Experience:


Informative letter from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

DHHS Letter

 Please contact DHHS with Licensure Questions: (402) 471-2118 or DHHS.MedicalOffice@nebraska.gov 

LB 18 and Dental Assistants

LB 18


Unlicensed Dental Assistants

  • Requirements to perform x-rays and coronal polishing remain the same
  • May apply topical local anesthesia under indirect supervision of a licensed dentist
  • May monitor nitrous oxide analgesia if board-approved CPR certified and when under indirect supervision of a licensed dentist
  • May perform duties delegated by a licensed dentist for the purpose of assisting the licensed dentist in clinical and clinical-related duties as allowed in regulations and rules adopted under the Dentistry Practice Act


Licensed Dental Assistants

  • Licensed dental assistants may perform all duties authorized for an unlicensed dental assistant
  • Qualify through education (graduation from a CODA accredited program) OR experience (1,500 dental assisting work hours within the past five years)
  • To apply: complete application, pay application fee, and provide proof of

w  Age (19 years old or older)

w  Citizenship/Lawful presence

w  Graduation from high school (or equivalent, see https://www.education.ne.gov/aded/)

w  Results of CDA sent directly from DANB to the Licensure Unit

w  Passing score on the Nebraska jurisprudence exam 


Licensed Dental Assistants - Permits

  • Available to licensed dental assistants
  • Four additional competency permits

w  Take dental impressions for fixed prostheses

w  Take dental impressions and make minor adjustments for removable prostheses

w  Cement prefabricated fixed prostheses on primary teeth

w  Monitor and administer nitrous oxide analgesia


Expanded Function Permit - Dental Assistants

  • Available to licensed dental assistants
  • Must have 1,500 hours experience as a licensed dental assistant to apply
  • Two levels

w  Level one simple restorations (one surface)

w  Level two complex restorations (multiple surfaces)


Questions? Contact our office at (402) 471-2118 or at DHHS.MedicalOffice@nebraska.gov

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