Summer 2017 Certified Press

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DANB certificants continue to earn higher salaries
The results of DANB’s 2016 Salary Survey are in and once again, those who hold Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification report earning more than dental assistants who don’t. According to survey findings, DANB CDA certificants earn over $2 more per hour than those who are not DANB certified — which could be one reason why 99% of those surveyed say they will renew their DANB certification!

Margaret Fickess, CDA, continues to shape the next generation of dental assistants
Long-time dental assisting instructor Margaret Fickess, CDA, M.Ed., received the Lucy Hobbs Project Innovator award from Benco Dental in April. The company hailed Fickess’ commitment to dental assisting and her efforts to instill the next generation of dental assistants with the same passion for the profession that has driven her own prolific career for the last 50 years.

OSAP, DANB and the DALE Foundation collaborate on infection control initiative
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP); the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB); and the DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, are collaborating on a multi-year infection control education and credentialing initiative. The initiative will establish a standardized infection control educational program, with plans to develop a professional certification program. These collaborative initiatives advance the organizations’ missions, which relate to enhancing patient and practitioner safety.

Read more in the summer 2017 issue. 

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