certified dental assistant

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certified dental assistant (CDA)

a person who has successfully completed the education, training, and testing of the Dental Assisting National Examination or of the American Dental Assistants Association. A dental assistant may also become certified without receiving a formal education by working for 2 years as a full-time chairside dental assistant before taking the certification examination. See also dental assistant.

certified dental assistant (CDA),

n a person who has completed the Certification Board of the American Dental Assistant Association (ADAA).
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The PDA is seeking an expansion of duties for certified dental assistants and expanded function dental assistants.
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