Why Recertify with DANB?

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DANB is recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as the national certification organization for dental assistants. Annual renewal of your DANB certification is a sign of your commitment to the dental assisting profession and dedication to career advancement.

Recognized or Required in Most States

DANB’s exams and certifications are currently recognized or required by 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Renewing your certification means continued job flexibility and enhanced career opportunities.

Learn More About Your State Requirements

Protect Your Hard-Earned DANB Certification

Earning your DANB certification is a sign of achievement. Renewing annually is necessary to use your DANB credential and, in certain states, to perform specific functions such as dental radiographic procedures. Don’t let your hard-earned credential expire. Renewal is a simple, three-step process. 

Renew Your Certification Online 
Download DANB’s Recertification Requirements (PDF)

Continue to Show Competency to Employers and Patients

All DANB certificants must earn Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits annually to maintain their credentials and perform specific functions. Maintaining your DANB certification demonstrates your commitment to professional development and lifelong learning, which are highly valued by employers and patients.

Maintain Your Competitive Edge

The dental assisting field is dynamic and exciting. By renewing your DANB certification, you will remain on the cutting edge of emerging technologies and new issues in the dental industry. Differentiate yourself from other dental assistants by renewing your DANB certification.

Is It Time to Recertify?

Renewing your certification online is simple and affordable. If you have received your Renewal Notice, or it is within six weeks of your expiration date, you may renew your certification online. Please allow some additional time to complete the extra steps required to create an account and connect to your DANB information before renewing.

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DANB Certificant Recognition Program

The DANB Board of Directors and staff are proud to honor DANB certificants who have been certified for five years or more through DANB’s certificant recognition program.

DANB’s Recognition Program