DANB Debuts at MDAA Annual Session

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CHICAGO (April 7, 2010) – The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting this year at the Michigan Dental Assistants Association (MDAA) Annual Session, which will be held at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, April 15-17, in conjunction with the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) Annual Session.

DANB will be staffing an educational tabletop exhibit, next to the MDAA table, as well as attending MDAA’s Student Day on Friday, April 16 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novi.

DANB will also be delivering its “Becoming a CDA” presentation on April 16 at 2 p.m. at the Rock Financial Showplace. Attend the presentation to learn more about DANB, DANB exam eligibility requirements, tips on how to prepare for DANB exams, and the importance and benefits of earning and maintaining DANB Certification.

DANB invites you to visit the booth, or attend one of these exciting events. DANB will have informational materials and giveaways for dental assistants, including Candidate Guides, copies of the Certified Press newsletter, information from DANB’s state publications, tote bags and pens, and special gifts for DANB Certified Assistants. DANB can answer any questions that a visitor to DANB’s booth may have about DANB exams or certification.

Visitors can also receive information about current e-learning opportunities, like DANB’s Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course and DANB’s Assessment-Based Certificate Program (ABCP): Accounts Receivable. Future e-learning courses will be offered through the newly established DALE Foundation, a DANB-affiliated but separately incorporated nonprofit educational and research foundation.

To register for MDAA’s Student Day or DANB’s “Becoming a CDA” presentation, please contact Karen Minca at 810-667-2045, ext. 264 or 810-516-4984 or e-mail poohe0@hotmail.com.


About DANB

DANB is recognized by the American Dental Association as the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB's certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. DANB serves the public by promoting a means of identifying qualified and competent dental assistants and by measuring and promoting excellence in oral healthcare delivery. As a Mark of Dental Assisting Excellence, DANB Certification is a source of pride for those who achieve it. Currently, there are more than 33,000 DANB Certificants nationwide, and DANB Certifications and Certificates of Competency are recognized or required in 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs. For those dental assistants who meet the eligibility and exam requirements, DANB Certification may be earned in the areas of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and/or Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA). In addition to these two national certifications, DANB offers Certificates of Competency in Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE). The RHS and ICE exams are components of the CDA exam, and ICE is also a component of the COA exam. Individuals may take these components separately in order to earn Certificates of Competency. Passing either or both of these exams demonstrates a dental assistant's competency in these two areas that are important to the health and safety of oral healthcare workers and patients alike.

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