Application Overview


Any dental assistant who performs expanded functions in a dental office must be registered by the Board as a registered dental assistant. An overview of the duties of a registered dental assistant versus a dental assistant can be found in this infographic.

If you are an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States or the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States who is the subject of a military transfer to South Dakota and hold a license or registration in good standing to practice as a registered dental assistant in another state, please contact our office for an Active Duty Military Personnel or Spouse License or Registration Application.

An applicant who would like to petition for a review by the Board to determine if the requirements outlined in SDCL 36-1D-1 have been satisfied must submit an application, applicable fees, and documentation for review.   For any South Dakota requirement you do not meet, please submit documentation that demonstrates substantial equivalence with the South Dakota requirement.  You may contact our office if you would like to discuss your specific circumstances or if you have questions regarding the documentation necessary for a review to be conducted.

RDA- Application for Registraton

A registered dental assistant that takes x-rays must be registered as a dental radiographer.

RDA- Application for Registration as Radiographer

Anesthesia & Sedation

A registered dental assistant that administers nitrous oxide sedation and analgesia must hold a nitrous oxide sedation and analgesia permit.  

RDA-Application to Administer Nitrous Oxide 

A registered dental assistant that monitors patients under General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation or Moderate Sedation must hold a permit to monitor.

RDA- Application for Permit to Monitor General Anesthesia, Deep Sedation, or Moderate Sedation

All courses that have been approved for a permit to monitor patients under anesthesia are listed in the application.  To request approval of a course that is not listed on this application, but meets the requirements in ARSD 20:43:09, please complete the course approval request form. 

Anesthesia Assisting Course Approval Request Form

Application Status

You may check the status of your application at any time by clicking on the Application Status link below and logging in with the indicated personal information. If any required documentation is missing or incomplete it will be indicated in the status and/or comment spaces. This information is updated as documents are received, so please check this link prior to calling the office to check on the status of your application. Once your application is complete and processed the link below will no longer work and will return a message of "No record was found with those credentials".

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Application Status

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