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Please select the exam application packet(s) you wish to receive.

Each state may have its own requirements that go beyond passing DANB-administered exams. To understand the full requirements for your state, please visit DANB's State-Specific Information page, call 1-800-FOR-DANB or contact your state dental board.

To expedite your order, if you wish to order more than 50 applications, please call DANB at 1-800-FOR-DANB, and a client services representative will assist you.

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The Certification Process

Step One:
Check your Eligibility

Step Two:
Complete the Application

Step Three:
Schedule and Take the Test

About the Exams

National Entry Level Dental Assistant Exam
DANB's NELDA exam is intended for entry-level dental assistants who do not yet qualify for DANB's CDA exam.

Certified Dental Assistant Exam
The CDA exam focuses on general chairside assisting and is DANB's flagship certification.

Certified Orthodontic Assistant
The COA exam is made up of the OA and the ICE component exams.

Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant
The CPFDA certification exam includes component exams on four preventive functions: Coronal Polish (CP), Sealants (SE), Topical Anesthetic (TA) and Topical Fluoride (TF).

Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant
The CRFDA certification is made up of six component exams: Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP); Impressions (IM); Temporaries (TMP); Isolation (IS); Sealants (SE); and Restorative Functions (RF).