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DANB OA Practice Test

Quiz yourself on orthodontic assisting procedures; enhance your understanding of how to use dental materials; test your knowledge of the steps involved in placing and removing bands, brackets, appliances, and separators; and prepare for the DANB Orthodontic Assisting exam with this online practice test.


Course Overview

Practice Test Questions
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The DANB OA Practice Test is an essential study tool to help test your understanding of orthodontic assisting procedures. Quiz yourself on how to fit and adapt extraoral headgear. Check your knowledge of the steps involved in placing and removing bands, brackets, archwires and ligatures. Test your recall of how to prepare, mix, deliver and store dental materials such as cements, etchants, bonding agents and adhesives.

With more than 200 questions that mirror the DANB Orthodontic Assisting (OA) exam outline, you’ll further your understanding of the concepts covered on the exam and improve your test-taking strategies. A variety of review methods help customize your experience to your personal learning style. Plus, you’ll be able to flag questions to come back to and identify areas that you may need to spend more time reviewing.

Questions are not from actual DANB exams, and completing the practice test does not guarantee you will pass the DANB OA exam.

Course Credentials


DANB Orthodontic Assisting (OA) exam

Course Compatibility

Desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone

After completing this practice test, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts covered on DANB’s OA exam
  • Improve test-taking strategies specific to DANB’s OA exam
  • Refer to recommended reference materials
  • Identify areas of study that may need practice
  • Check your study progress

Subject Matter Experts

Ms. Fields has over 15 years of experience working as a chairside assistant in general dentistry and orthodontics. Ms. Fields has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Orihood has over 30 years of experience in the dental assisting field. She has worked in a variety of roles in general dentistry and orthodontics, from chairside assisting to office management. She has spent years hiring and training dental assistants and dentists regarding interceptive orthodontics and other topics. Following her passion to teach, in 2007 Ms. Orihood accepted a position at Miami-Jacobs Career College in Ohio as program director for dental assisting programs, where she continues to work today.
Ms. Ovard has over 20 years of experience as a chairside assistant in several dental specialties and teaching dental assistants. Ms. Ovard currently works as an adjunct faculty member at Moreno Valley College in Moreno Valley, California, where she is head of the dental assisting radiology department and also teaches orthodontic assisting and office management. Ms. Ovard is the author of several published articles and has also served as a committee member for the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam. Ms. Ovard has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Schneider has worked as a chairside assistant and office manager for Dr. Mark W. Nelson since 1982. She has been a longtime member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), and has served as ADAA Seventh District trustee, secretary/treasurer, secretary, vice president and president. She has also served for the North Dakota Dental Assistants Association (NDDAA) as secretary/treasurer, president and editor. Ms. Schneider is a past chair of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) Board of Directors. Ms. Schneider has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Todd works in dental assisting education as both an instructor and program director. Currently, she teaches at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She has also worked as a clinical dental assistant in both general dentistry and orthodontics, and has experience as a dental software and digital radiography trainer. Ms. Todd has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.