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What can an unlicensed dental assistant do in Minnesota?

Unlicensed dental assistants are allowed to perform certain duties as stipulated by Minnesota Legislature regulations. These duties include:

  • Retracting a patient’s cheek, tongue, or other parts of tissue during a procedure
  • Assist with placement or removal of devices as directed by the dentist or dental therapist
  • Remove debris or water during treatment using suction devices
  • Assisting in placing articles and topical medication in a patient’s oral cavity under supervision of a dentist or dental therapist

In January 2022, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry approved unlicensed dental assistants to perform radiological services after meeting certain requirements, including completing a board approved course in dental radiology.

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