Orthodontic Assisting (OA) Exam

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DANB Orthodontic Assisting Exam OA

Ready to take DANB’s OA exam? You can apply online right now!

The OA exam is a component exam of DANB’s COA exam. There are eligibility requirements to take the OA exam. See below.

Temporary COVID-19 Policy Updates

We encourage you to apply online for faster processing. Pearson VUE has begun to reopen testing centers starting on May 1, 2020, where conditions allow, with additional health and safety measures being implemented. For more details, visit the link below.

DANB Testing Information

CPR Certificate

Until further notice (dependent on the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions), DANB will temporarily accept CPR certificates that were earned online without a hands-on component.

View the list of online CPR courses offered by DANB-accepted providers.

Additional Information

The price for the OA exam is $320. You must meet eligibility requirements to take the OA exam.

Exam Eligibility Requirements

DANB’s COA Application Packet can be used to apply for the OA exam if you would like to submit your application via mail or fax.

COA Application Packet (PDF)

DANB OA Exam Study Materials

DANB’s OA Exam Outline lists the topics covered on DANB’s OA exam. You can use the outline to help create your study plan.

OA Exam Outline

DALE Foundation Review Courses

The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, offers a practice test to help prepare for the DANB OA exam. 

DANB OA Practice Test

Testing at Pearson VUE

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Pearson VUE testing centers are operating with reduced capacity and social distancing requirements. For more information, visit the link below.

DANB Testing Information

"How Can I Prepare?"

Taking an exam can be stressful, so we provide as many tools as possible to help you be ready for the big day. To learn more, visit our Prepare for DANB Exams page.

Exam Preparation