Dental Assistant Certification

Dental Assistant Training of Maine prepares individuals in the Yarmouth area for entry-level jobs as a dental assistant. Graduates may find suitable employment with general dental practices as well as dental specialists including Endodontists, Periodontists, Orthodontists, Prosthodontists, Pediatric Dentists and Oral Surgeons.

“Qualified Dental Assistant” is a dental assistant who has received on-the-job training or instruction through a dental assistant training program.  There is no credential for this level of training or instruction.

“Certified Dental Assistant” is a dental assistant who meets the education and/or experience prerequisites established by the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) and passes the DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Examination including; Radiation Health and Safety (RSH), Infection Control (ICE) and General Chairside (GC) components, is currently CPR-certified and continues to maintain the CDA credential by meeting DANB requirements.  Dental Assistants who complete this process may use the credential “Certified Dental Assistant” or “CDA”.