Fall 2014 Certified Press

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Winners selected for Liz Koch Scholarship
The winners have been selected for the DALE Foundation’s Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was open to all dental assistants, DANB certificants and other oral healthcare professionals, and is intended to help individuals reach their professional development goals and support their mentorship activities. In total, the scholarship committee received over 100 applications from dental auxiliaries across the country. There were many qualified and outstanding applicants, and selecting the top candidates was a difficult task. After much deliberation, the scholarship committee named Rebecca Horne, CDA, and Kandra Luna, CDA, as the 2014 winners.

Certificant makes a difference in Africa
For Karen Goddard, CDA, her volunteer experience in central Africa was far from anything she ever experienced working chairside. Goddard, a dental assistant in Fitzwilliam, N.H., traveled to the Congo and spent three months volunteering alongside dentists, hygienists and assistants from around the world through a global charity called Mercy Ships.

New practice test helps prepare for COA certification
The DALE Foundation has introduced a new online study aid, the DANB OA Practice Test. This practice test helps learners prepare for DANB’s Orthodontic Assisting (OA) exam — one of the two component exams that make up DANB’s Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) certification.

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