IS THERE A BOARD EXAMINATION THAT ONE MUST TAKE UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM?
Answered By: AJ Delgado Last Updated: Jun 22, 2021 Views: 3
There is a national certification examination that is administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. Upon successful completion of this examination, the graduate will earn the title “Certified Dental Assistant”. This title assures the public that a dental assistant is prepared to assist competently in the provision of patient care activities. Since this is a national examination, every state recognizes this certification for employment. Some states also recognize the passage of some components of the Certified Dental Assisting Board Examination, such as the section on Radiation Health and Safety or the section on Infection Control for licensing and regulatory purposes.
This examination is in a computer-based format. There are no specific examination dates or application deadlines for the examination. This allows the candidate more flexibility in scheduling dates and times. After an application is processed, the candidate will receive a notification letter stating that they may schedule an appointment to take the computerized examination by calling a special toll-free number.