CHICAGO--The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. has published the latest versions of two publications: DANB's 2008 State Fact Booklet and DANB's 2008 Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants.
These publications replace the 2007 versions and are guides to dental assisting regulatory requirements. DANB's 2008 State Fact Booklet and DANB's 2008 Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants are reference items for educators, state legislators, dental boards, and dental professionals looking to further their careers.
DANB's 2008 State Fact Booklet provides current state requirements and excerpts from State Practice Acts, related specifically to the dental assistant, and noting the 37 states in which DANB credentials are currently required or recognized.
The 2008 volume also contains the latest State Board of Dentistry contact information, accepted/required DANB exams, the number of assistants holding DANB Certification or other DANB certificates in the state, comparative salary information, general information on expanded functions and radiography requirements, and a list of Commission on Dental Accreditation-accredited dental assisting programs.
DANB's 2008 Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants is a reader-friendly guide outlining dental assistant requirements and career ladder opportunities for dental assistants in all 50 states.
This resource will benefit new and experienced dental assistants who are interested in verifying the dental assisting duties allowed in their state, who might plan to relocate or seek to develop their professional responsibilities and skills. It will also aid state dental board members and officials who are interested in reviewing their own regulations or comparing their state's requirements to others.
This state-specific and career ladder information is also available on DANB's Web site under the State-Specific Information link at DANB.
Whether viewed online or in print, the information in both of these DANB publications can serve as a roadmap for dental professionals, educators and state legislators' future initiatives.
For more information, visit DANB or call (800) FOR-DANB.
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