Update on Dental Assistant Registration - June, 2011
The Board is in the process of developing proposed amendments to 234 CMR to implement the provisions of MGL Chapter 112 Section 51 1/2 regarding registration of dental assistants. As required by law, the proposed regulations and Public Hearing Notice will be published in the Massachusetts Register with instructions for submitting comments. The notice of public hearing and proposed regulations will also be posted on the Board's website at www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn when the proposed regulations are released for public comment.
Please note that dental assistants are NOT required to register at this time. Following final promulgation of the new regulations, the Board will issue instructions and application forms for dental assistant registration.
This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.