DANB's 2011 State Publications

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CHICAGO (March 25, 2011) - The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) offers two publications that feature the most up-to-date dental assisting requirements. DANB’s 2011 State Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants and DANB’s 2011 State Fact Booklet are both must-have resources for dental assistants, educators, state legislators, oral healthcare organizations and state dental boards.

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DANB’s 2011 State Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants features easy-to-use charts with information on each state's rules and regulations for dental assistants. Each state chart highlights job designations for dental assistants; education, exam and training requirements; allowable functions; non-delegable functions; and levels of supervision required in each state. This information is particularly useful for dental assistants interested in relocating, educators answering questions about state regulations, dental offices needing helpful printouts, and legislators or state dental boards comparing state regulations.

DANB’s 2011 State Fact Booklet provides a synopsis of current state requirements and excerpts from state dental practice acts related specifically to the dental assistant. It also includes state board of dentistry contact information, DANB exams accepted or required in each state, the number of assistants holding DANB Certification or other DANB certificates in each state, comparative salary information, general information on expanded functions and radiography requirements, state-specific anesthesia and sedation regulations, and a list of Commission on Dental Accreditation-accredited dental assisting programs.

“DANB’s state publications are a great tool for dental professionals to stay up-to-date on dental assisting regulations and requirements in their state,” said DANB Executive Director Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA.

Information from both state publications can be found on DANB’s website in the State-Specific Information section.
Visit DANB’s State Requirements page.


To place an order for the publications, download the order form or call 1-800-367-3262.


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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