DANB recognizes orthodontic assistants

In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, congratulations to the more than 1,400 dental assistants who hold DANB’s Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) certification.

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In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) would like to recognize the more than 1,400 dental assistants who hold DANB’s Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) certification.

Coa EmblemDANB’s COA certification is made up of two component exams: Orthodontic Assisting (OA) and Infection Control (ICE). DANB’s COA certification meets orthodontic assistant requirements in Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon, and DANB’s ICE exam meets state requirements for infection control in Iowa, New York and North Dakota. In total, 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs recognize or require DANB exams for dental assisting practice.

With DANB’s exam fees scheduled to increase in 2016, now is the time to earn COA certification!

If you’re ready get to started, DANB’s COA exam blueprints and exam reference materials can help you create a study plan.

You also may be interested in other study materials, such as the ones provided by the DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate. The DALE Foundation offers several materials to help you prepare, including the:

· DANB OA Practice Test – new!

· DANB ICE Practice Test

· DANB ICE Review

The practice tests each feature 200 questions with customizable settings, while the review course includes several modules, patient scenarios, and a post-course assessment. You can access all of the material for six months, which allows you to study at your own pace.

Earning DANB certification is a notable achievement that can bolster your professional standing and advance your career. Dental assistants and orthodontic assistants who earn and maintain DANB certification can enhance the dental team’s competency, efficiency, reputation and credibility.

To learn more about DANB certification — including the additional benefits, exam requirements and frequently asked questions — visit the “Become Certified” section of DANB’s website. To learn more about review courses and study aids, see the DALE Foundation’s product catalog.

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