Posted on October 8 2013

Dental Assisting News from the U.S.: Dental Assisting Board AGM Recap

The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. Board of Directors held its annual meeting Aug. 16-17, 2013. DANB policy regarding reinstatement of lapsed credentials has been updated to reduce the time by which a candidate must apply for reinstatement to 12 months after the certification expired.

Several changes have been made regarding the period candidates are allowed to reschedule a missed exam. The Board approved changes to the Radiation Health and Safety exam blueprints. DANB will be conducing a national job analysis on the Radiation Health and Safety exam in 2013 and the Infection Control exam in 2014. On June 17, DANB hosted a forum to discuss the proposed parameters of its new certification program: Certified Entry Level Dental Assistant (CELDA). Representatives and other individuals from DANB’s communities of interest attended the forum.

DANB’s CELDA certification is in the development stage and is expected to be launched mid-2014. DANB’s CELDA certification is in the development stage and is expected to be launched mid-2014. To learn more about the DANB Board of Directors’ August meeting please click ‘Read More’ and download the August 2013 (PDF) issue.To view more on this article or other articles please click here. Dental Assisting Board AGM Recap….. and more