From point A to CDA
Earning your national dental assistant certification comes with a lot of perks: pride, increased pay, employer recognition, career mobility, and more! But once you decide you want to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), you might be asking yourself, now what?
The first step is visiting DANB. DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 38 states, and also by the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
After you confirm that you’re in the right place, the second step is downloading the CDA application packet from DANB's website. The packet will go over all of the exams needed to successfully earn your CDA, including the RHS exam, ICE exam, and GC exam. It will also give you eligibility information, flexible options for completing the exams, and outline how the entire process works.
Once you review the packet and decide how you plan to complete the exams, the next step is: STUDYING! And that’s where we come in. At the DALE Foundation, we have created an extensive array of courses and study aids to help you with each aspect of the dental assistant certification process. And because we are the official DANB affiliate, you can feel confident knowing the material we provide is of the highest quality, and addresses all of the key learning points critical to completing each exam and earning your certification.
When you’re preparing to take the DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, check out these DALE Foundation courses and study aids:
When you’re preparing to take the DANB Infection Control (ICE) exam, check out these DALE Foundation courses and study aids:
And if you’re ready to take the DANB General Chairside (GC) exam, check out these DALE Foundation courses and study aids:
As soon as you feel comfortable with the material, and confident in your preparation and ability, the final step is taking your exam, giving it all you’ve got, and working at it until you attain your CDA!
For questions regarding DANB certification, please visit www.danb.org.