DANB’s credentials are known in the dental community as a Mark of Dental Assisting Excellence™.
Renewing your certification every year helps you stay up-to-date on the latest dental assisting issues and differentiates you from other dental assistants.
There are three basic requirements to renew your DANB certification:
1. Earn CDE credits every year. Modeled after the American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits are one requirement for DANB recertification. DANB recertification requires a minimum of 12 CDE credits earned annually, which satisfies most state requirements for dental assistants. However, you are only required to earn a minimum of 6 additional CDE credits each year for each additional certification being renewed.
2. Hold current DANB-accepted CPR certification. All DANB Certificants must have current CPR certification from a DANB-accepted provider.
3. Submit renewal fee payment. Your annual renewal fee is due by your certification anniversary date. The amount of this payment varies, depending on the number of credentials being renewed.
Maintaining your DANB certification is a simple and affordable process. DANB’s comprehensive Recertification Requirements booklet provides everything you need, from a list of accepted CDE categories to DANB's recertification policies to a sample timeline for the renewal process.
Download DANB’s Current Recertification Requirements (PDF)