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DANB GC Review Part II

Take a deeper dive into important dental assisting concepts, including general chairside assisting as well as the techniques associated with assisting in more specialized procedures. This course picks up where DANB GC Review Part I leaves off and goes into more detail on various tasks and duties.  

Course Overview

CE Credits
Pre-Assessment Questions
Months to Access Course
Hours to Complete
Post-Course Assessment Questions

Part II of the DANB GC Review begins with an overview of the concepts covered in part I, but then continues with the specific principles and techniques associated with specialty procedures, such as prosthodontics, and oral surgery. The course includes virtual patient scenarios to help you visualize the situation and your role and responsibilities as a dental assistant in these patient cases. You’ll also explore strategies behind selecting and manipulating lab materials.

This course covers how to prepare for and assist with fixed and removable prosthodontic procedures. You’ll also learn the steps involved with oral surgery procedures, including preparing instruments and materials, as well as delivering pre-and post-treatment patient instructions. Understanding these topics is an important foundation for performing a variety of dental procedures and will help you prepare for the DANB General Chairside Assisting (GC) exam.

Questions in the review course are not from actual DANB exams, and completing the review course does not guarantee you will pass the DANB GC exam.

Course Credentials

October 2012
December 2015; October 2018; September 2021
Next Review:
September 2024


General Chairside Assisting (GC) exam

Course Compatibility

Desktop and laptop

AGD Code: 10

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic oral and dental anatomy, physiology and morphology
  • Identify the procedures involved in performing a preliminary examination
  • Implement charting and treatment documentation that adheres to HIPAA and other legal standards
  • Prepare for and understand how to collect or assist with the collection of diagnostic data
  • Understand and integrate four-handed dentistry techniques when assisting with patient procedures
  • Identify techniques that aid in maintaining the field of operation throughout all dental procedures
  • Recognize the importance of selecting proper materials and instruments when preparing the armamentarium and setting up trays for prosthodontic and oral surgery procedures
  • Identify common indications and different types of fixed prosthodontics including crown, fixed bridge, veneers, inlays and onlays
  • Prepare for and assist with fixed prosthodontic procedures
  • Identify components and use of removable prosthodontic procedures (partial denture and full denture)
  • Prepare for and assist with removable prosthodontic procedures
  • Define indications and steps involved with oral surgery procedures such as tooth extractions
  • Understand how to assist with oral surgery procedures, including preparing instruments and materials
  • Demonstrate how to deliver pre- and post-treatment patient instructions
  • Describe how to provide patient education and oral health management
  • Understand the basic strategies behind selecting and manipulating lab materials
  • Comprehend legal concepts related to patient recordkeeping, records retention, and records transfer
  • Identify the necessary steps involved in maintaining office operations, including inventory control and maintenance of equipment

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Subject Matter Experts

Ms. Krueger is a faculty member at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. She has extensive experience in dental radiography and clinical dentistry from her work for private dental practitioners before becoming a dental assistant educator. Ms. Krueger served as a committee member of the Iowa Dental Board from 2000 to 2002 and is a member the American Dental Assistants Association. Ms. Krueger has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Martin is a retired program director and dental assisting instructor; she previously has worked at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. She also served as a consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and as an item writer for the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). She is an active member of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association. Ms. Martin has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Orosz is an administrative coordinator and dental assistant for an independent dentist in Lyndhurst, Ohio. She has been assisting in dentistry for 38 years, with experience in dental chairside assisting and practice management. Ms. Orosz has also served as an item writer for the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). Ms. Orosz has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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