Dental assistants need a license from the New York State Department of Education (NYSDOE) to work in New York State.
Assistants must be supervised by a licensed dentist.
NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
Registration Unit, State Education Building
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 402-2323
TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426