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DANB®Certification Testing

DANB®Certification Testing

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The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) is the nationally-recognized premier certification and credentialing agency for dental assistants. For more than 50 years, DANB has worked within, and has the support of, the dental community. When you become DANB-Certified, you join an elite group of over 30,000 Certified Dental Assistant™ (CDA®) certificants nationwide. The American Dental Association recognizes DANB as the national certification agency for dental assistants.

DANB offers national certification examinations, examinations leading to certificates of knowledge-based competency and state-specific dental assisting expanded functions examinations.


Downloads Format Size
Web Tutorial and Sample Exercise * .MSI (EXE) 40.2 MB

* Windows-based PC required; Tutorial is not available for Mac platforms

The DANB logo is a registered trademark of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). CDA®, COA®, CRFDA®, CPFDA®, DANB®, and Dental Assisting National Board® are registered certification marks of DANB. RHS® and ICE® are registered service marks of DANB. CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT™ and NELDA™ are certification marks of DANB. Use of these marks is strictly prohibited, except as provided in the Usage Guidelines for DANB Trademarks, without the express written permission of DANB.

Last updated 2020-08-03