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.
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She is both a Fellow of the ADAA and a Certified Dental Assistant.
MDAA wishes to incorporate the dental assistant and the Certified Dental Assistant into the Public Health Code, require them to be placed on a state registry, pay fees and renew every three years.
Virginia Cairrao, CDA, FADAA has been a certified dental assistant for twenty-seven years.
Sherwood Dental has friendly and certified dental assistants who have extreme patience complimenting Julian's winning personality.
ADA's solution--creating OPAs and CDHCs--seeks to increase access to oral health care by creating two new dental team members who possess expanded work capacities of certified dental assistants (CDAs).
According to the Ohio State Dental Board, to be eligible for the program, students must be certified dental assistants or registered dental hygienists.
Dentists, dental hygienists, certified dental assistants, physicians, nurses and anyone who qualifies by completing department training may screen.
Certified dental assistants could qualify as "community dental health coordinators" following board-approved education.
Certified dental assistants with the expanded duties of placing sealants and scaling supragingivally in private offices allowing the dental hygienist time to do more complicated procedures.

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