DANB's new website offers updated design, new resources for dental assistants

The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) recently launched its new website design, which will help users locate the information they want more quickly, find their state’s requirements, and renew their DANB certification, among other actions.

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The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) recently launched its new website design (the address, www.danb.org, is still the same). “We wanted to update not only the look and feel of our site, but also improve the navigation and functionality and introduce new resources,” says Rebecca Anderson, Director of Marketing and Communications. “Our new site will enable us to improve upon our existing services as well as provide new resources for our stakeholders, which include DANB candidates and certificants, employers, office managers, educators, dental boards, other regulatory agencies, and the media. We’re very pleased with the results, and we look forward to serving all of our stakeholders with our updated design.”

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One of the new features of DANB’s redesigned site includes the ability to create a user account. Users who create a DANB account will be able to view their certification and exam histories, cancel or reschedule an exam eligibility window, renew certification, request duplicate certificates and more. “This gives DANB individuals the freedom to access their account information at any time, instead of being restricted to calling our Client Services department as their only option,” explains Anderson. “Exam status, date of certification, certification number, renewal status ... everything will be in their account.”

Anderson is also excited about another new service provided on the new website — online credential verification. “Previously,” she explains, “dentist employers and state regulators had to contact DANB’s Client Services department to verify that a dental assistant’s credentials were legitimate and current. Now, they can also find the information they’re looking for online in seconds.”

DANB’s new website will continue to feature popular content areas such as current and archived issues of Certified Press, state-specific dental assisting requirements, contact information for state dental boards and DANB recertification requirements. However, users will now be able to navigate the information needed with fewer clicks and a much more user-friendly design.

“We had outgrown our old site, and we needed to update the design to accommodate our stakeholders’ changing preferences,” says Anderson. “Users will now be able to locate the information they want much more quickly, whether it’s downloading an exam application, finding their state’s requirements or renewing their DANB certification.”

To see the new site, go to www.danb.org.

DANB’s new website offers the ability to:

  • Share content
  • Verify credentials
  • Create an account

With a DANB account, users can:

  • Receive a Test Admission Notice
  • Reschedule or cancel an exam eligibility window
  • Request a duplicate score report
  • Request a duplicate certificate
  • Access certification history
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