DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Exam

DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Exam

If you're looking to earn national dental assisting certification, the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) is the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs. DANB's most popular and widely recognized certification is CDA certification.

DANB's CDA certification consists of three component exams:

Prepare for exams*

There are many ways to prepare for DANB exams. You can review the DANB exam outlines to help you create a study plan and identify the areas to study. Additionally, the lists of DANB exam references are helpful resources. The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, offers online review courses and practice tests to help you review the information and build your confidence for exam day.

Review Courses

DANB GC Review Part I covers important topics and patient scenarios related to chairside assisting.

DANB GC Review Part II reviews additional chairside assisting concepts and continues where the DANB GC Review Part I leaves off, including techniques used in endodontic, prosthodontic and oral surgery chairside assisting.

DANB ICE Review arms you with all the infection control information you need to feel confident on test day.

DANB RHS Review provides comprehensive knowledge to get you ready for the RHS exam.

Practice Tests

DANB GC Practice Test is a must-have interactive study tool to help prepare for the DANB GC exam.

DANB ICE Practice Test helps you check your infection control knowledge with 200 practice questions based on DANB's ICE exam outline.

DANB RHS Practice Test features 200 practice questions based on DANB's RHS exam blueprint. This study tool is a great way to see what you might expect on exam day and improve your test-taking skills.

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*Note that DALE Foundation review courses and practice tests do not include questions from DANB exam item pools.

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