Dental assistants who work in an orthodontic office are in a unique position to impact patients’ lives and smiles. “I love working in ortho,” says Maryann M., CDA. “Watching patients go from the beginning of their treatment to the end is great—it’s a great feeling to assist in taking off someone’s braces and watch them skip out the door.”
The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) recognizes the important role that orthodontic assistants play in the office, and offers resources to help them advance their careers. Earning DANB’s Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) certification can help orthodontic assistants stand out in their profession, and take their careers to the next level.
According to Lori M., COA, earning DANB COA certification has “given me added confidence in my job, and I know I’m providing the best possible care for our patients.”
For assistants who are looking to earn DANB COA certification, the DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, offers review courses and practice tests to help prepare for exam day.
We hope you have a happy Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week!