Online State Dental Practice Act Resource

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The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) and the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) collaborated to introduce a new resource for AADB members and state regulators.

The new state dental practice act database makes it easy to locate each state’s dental practice act and dental board administrative rules and regulations. The database can be found on DANB’s website and on AADB’s website.

“Currently, dental practice acts, rules and regulations can be difficult to find, with states differing in the location and accessibility of documents,” explains DANB Executive Director Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA. “This is the first resource of its kind, bringing together links to all these materials in one convenient place.”

“Our members often reference other state’s practice acts, rules and regulations in the course of their work,” notes AADB Executive Director James Tarrant. “We are excited for this collaboration to bring a new and valuable resource to our membership.”

“Both DANB and AADB embrace the spirit of collaboration with others in the oral healthcare community,” Durley adds. “Working together on this initiative underscores our shared goal of public protection.”

To access the database or to learn more, visit DANB's website or AADB's website.


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 35,000 DANB certificants nationwide, and DANB certifications and certificates of knowledge-based competency are recognized or required in 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

About AADB

The American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) is a national association that encourages the highest standards of dental education, promotes higher and uniform standards of qualifications for dental practitioners, and advocates uniform methods in the conduct, operation and working of dental examining boards. Membership includes boards of dentistry, specialty boards (recognized by the American Dental Association), present and past members of those boards, board administrators, board attorneys, and dental and dental hygiene educators.

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