Dental Assisting Professional Development Opportunities and Organizations

Wake Tech's Dental Assisting program offers various professional development events to registered full-time Dental Assisting students.

Professional organizations

  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
    The DANB's mission is to promote the public good by providing credentialing services to the dental community. DANB accomplishes and measures the success of this mission through the creation of valid dental assisting exams, recertification requirement integrity and valuable, visible and accessible DANB exams, certificates and certifications.
    DANB is recognized by the American Dental Association as the national certification board for dental assistants. More than 34,000 dental assistants hold DANB certification, and each year, DANB issues nearly 50,000 certificates to those who pass its national and state exams.
  • North Carolina Dental Assistants Association (NCDAA)
    NCDAA represents dental assistants, business and office personnel and educators throughout North Carolina. Membership in our national organization, the American Dental Assistants Association, includes membership in NCDAA and local organizations.
    The mission of the NCDAA is to advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession activities, which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.
  • American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
    The ADAA's mission is to advance the careers of dental assistants and advocate for the dental assisting profession in matters of education, professional activities, credentialing and legislation.
    The ADAA provides continuing education to dental assistants through home study courses, professional journals and local, state and national meetings with educational agendas. It encourages education, registration and certification for dental assisting professionals while providing a network of personal services for its members.