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Registration for the 2018 NDAA Annual Session

is Now Closed.

Date: April 26 & 27, 2018 

Location: Embassy Suites by Hiton

                  LaVista Confrence Center

                   12520 Westport Parkway

                  La VistaNebraska, 68128

                  TEL: +1-402-331-7400

                  FAX: +1-402-331-7401
Registration Deadline:  April 13, 2018 
   **Still needing to register? On-site registration is available day of meetings at NDAA registration booth.



2018 - NDAA Annual Session Schedule

 Thursday - April 26

7:00 to 8:00am                   Registration/Breakfast

8:00 to 9:50am                   "Battling and Beating the Demons of Dental Assisting" (2 CEU's)

                                            Speaker: Kevin Henry, M.A                                           (Room: The Gatsby)                                               

10:00 to 10:50am              "Don't forget me, the patient" Virtual meeting (1 CEU)

                                           Speaker: Jenn Morrone                                                   (Room: The Gatsby)

 11:00 to 12:00pm             House of Delegates and Installation of Officers            (Room: The Gatsby)

 12:15 to 1:15pm               Luncheon and Awards                                                    (Room: The Windsor VII-VIII)

 1:30 to 4:30pm                "Technical advancements in implant dentistry" (3 CEU's)

                                            Speaker: Adam McCarville/ Dental Designs               (Room: The Gatsby)

 Past President's                6:00 pm- location TBA

Friday - April 27

7:30 to 8:30am                  Registration/Breakfast

8:30 to 10:30am                "Infection Control for the Dental Office" (2 CEU's)

                                           Speaker: DENTSPLY/SIRONA Preventive Representative     (Room: The Wingtip)

 10:45 to 11:45am             "Bloodborne Pathogens" (1 CEU) 

                                          Speaker: Matt and Karen Mankhey/ Pulse Finders                   (Room: The Wingtip)

 12:00 to 3:00 pm              Post Board                                                                                     (Room: Manhattan I) 

                                           **Exhibitor booths (1 CEU)  ***MUST REGISTER WITH NDA***


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:


Click here for dental assistants license application

Link below for Nebraska Jurisprudence Exam:

Click here for jurisprudence exam

Link below dental assistant experience verification form:

Click here to download form from HHS

A letter from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Click here to download letter from HHS

 Please contact HHS with questions at (402) 471-2118 or DHHS.MedicalOffice@nebraska.gov 


LB 18 and Dental Assistants

LB 18

  • Signed into law on March 29, 2017
  • Operative date of January 1, 2018
  • Provides for licensure of dental assistants
  • Provides for expanded function dental assistants and expanded function dental hygienists
  • Provides powers and duties
  • Regulations will be put into effect over the next few months
  • Dentistry Practice Act http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/browse-chapters.php?chapter=38, sections 38-1101 to 38-1152


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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