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2019 Annual Session -- Registration is Available!

 (Registration online is not available for students.)


Please join us for our 101st Annual Session

 at the



Cornhusker Marriott Hotel

333 S. 13th Street

Lincoln, NE 68508





(picture: 100th Anniversary in 2018) 





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:


Link below to dental assistant license application:


Licensed Dental Assistant Application

1/6/18 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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