Celebrating 75 years of CDA certification

The 75th anniversary of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification not only commemorates the past, but also highlights the importance and impact of CDA certification in supporting the future of the profession. To celebrate this landmark occasion, visit our new shop for limited-edition apparel and accessories.

Elevate yourself and your career with DANB exams

When you pass your DANB exam, you earn a credential that you can be proud of, and that helps you better support your patients and your team. Take your career to the next level.

Show your career commitment with DANB certification

Your patients and your dental team count on you. That’s why you strive to be your best. Holding certification shows that you’re committed to your dental career.

Prepare for exams with the right resources

Passing a DANB exam or earning DANB certification is a big achievement. Preparing for your DANB exam takes commitment and dedication. Strengthen your study plan with the right resources.


Elevate yourself and enhance your professional commitment. The next phase of your dental journey begins with your next DANB exam.

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Earning dental assistant certification is an achievement to be proud of. Show your commitment and demonstrate your knowledge.

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State Requirements

Find your state’s requirements for dental assistants. View job levels, exam and education pathways, allowable duties, and more.

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Prepare for your exam

Prepare for your DANB exam with the DALE Foundation’s online practice tests and review courses. Build your confidence, test your knowledge, and feel ready for your exam day.

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Which certification is right for you?

DANB offers certifications for all stages of your career, from entry level to advanced. Explore the certification options and what might be right for you.

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Need to verify DANB credentials?

If you need to verify credentials, visit DANB's credential verification page to look up someone's DANB exam or certification status.

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