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Secrets of the DANB Exam Study Guide

Secrets of the CDA Exam Study Guide

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How to Pass the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Examination and Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Examination, using our easy step-by-step DANB Test study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...

Dear Friend,

On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received the devastating news. She had just gotten back her result on the DANB test. It was not what she had hoped for. In fact, it was not even close to the expectations she had considering her past experience and educational background.

She had failed.

Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. She did not look forward to having to tell them the embarrassing news, especially after she had boasted that it was no big deal. She had been procrastinating about taking the exam because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.

"What will I do now?" she thought with dismay, slowly realizing the harsh reality of her predicament and its upsetting implications on her future.

How to Solve the Problem

Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to breeze through the examination, told all their friends, made plans for their future, and then got an embarrassing reality check from the DANB test.

The Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Exams are quite simply an objective assessment of a test taker's requisite foundation of knowledge and skills.

DANB test scores are used by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) as a uniform standard of qualification. While it may not be fair, all of a person's plans for the future may be dependent upon needing a certain DANB test score.

That is the whole purpose of the Secrets of the DANB Exam study guide: to give test takers the keys to understand how to succeed on the DANB test.

Our DANB Test Study Guide Is Unlike Any Other

If you'd like to get the DANB test score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the DANB test is good enough, and to beat the test taking game so you can become a DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or DANB Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA), then this might be the most important message you read this year.

Our comprehensive study guide for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification Examination is written by our test experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to do your best on the CDA test and COA test. Our original research into the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Exams, offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the DANB test. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the DANB test.

The Exclusive Test Taking Techniques

  • Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts.
  • Why answers that sound correct are often the very ones that are wrong and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers.
  • Our benchmark method for deciding which of the answer choices you should pick.
  • What to do about the tough questions that you have no clue how to answer. Don't just give up, use the advice we offer to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting the right answer.
  • Learn how to group your answer choices into families that often narrows down the pool of correct answers. This is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right.

Before we go any further, let us clarify what Secrets of the CDA Exam is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.

Secrets of the CDA Exam is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the CDA exam for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.

We cover the essential skills necessary to do well on the CDA exam, plus comprehensive reviews covering all of the essential test sections individually.

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In summary, here's what you get:

When you buy Secrets of the CDA Exam, it includes:

The 5 Secret Keys to DANB Exam Success

  • Plan Big, Study Small
  • Make Your Studying Count
  • Practice the Right Way
  • Pace Yourself
  • Have a Plan for Guessing

The Comprehensive General Strategy Review

  • Read Carefully
  • Contextual Clues
  • Prefixes
  • Hedge Words
  • Switchback Words
  • Face Value
  • Answer Selection
  • Eliminate Answers
  • Avoid Fact Traps
  • Extreme Statements
  • Benchmark
  • Predict the Answer
  • Tough Questions
  • Check Your Work
  • Pace Yourself
  • Don’t Rush
  • Keep Moving

General Chairside Assisting (GC) Exam Topics

  • Set-Up Dental Unit
  • Instrument Preparation
  • Sterilizing Instruments
  • Positioning Chairs
  • Measurements
  • Fabrication
  • Restorations
  • Construction
  • Additional Set-ups
  • Flouride Applications
  • Demonstrations
  • Proper Techniques
  • Radiograph Exposures
  • Handling Radiographs
  • Assisting Techniques
  • Sharpening Instruments
  • Arch Wires
  • Orthodontic Systems
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Communication
  • Accounts and Inventory
  • Records and Appointments

Infection Control (ICE) Exam Topics

  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Bloodborne Diseases
  • HIV Infection
  • Systemic Diseases
  • Microbes
  • Structure Of Bacteria
  • Rickettsiae
  • Fungi
  • Microorganisms
  • Antibodies
  • Harmful Immune Responses
  • Infection Control
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza Vaccines
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Latex Allergies
  • Hand Hygiene Agents
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Pathogenic Waste
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Infection Control Program
  • Hazardous Chemical
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • HAZcom Standard
  • Aseptic Techniques
  • Dental Lathe
  • Radiographs
  • Sterilization Center
  • Aluminum Foil Test
  • Flash Sterilization
  • Biological Monitoring
  • Intermediate-Level Disinfectants
  • Dental Unit Water Quality
  • Infection Control
  • Oral Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Exogenous Infectious Diseases
  • Emerging Diseases
  • Dental Caries
  • Plaque-Associated Periodontal Diseases
  • Warning Labels
  • Employee's Records
  • Glove Use

Orthodontic Assisting (OA) Exam Topics

  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Dental Patient
  • Coding Systems
  • Tooth Numbering Systems
  • Dental Arches
  • Tooth Morphology
  • Oral Mucosa
  • Oral Diseases
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Cleft Palate
  • Oral Lesions
  • Dental Materials
  • Root Canals
  • Prosthetic Devices
  • Periodontal Diseases
  • Angle's Classifications
  • Malocclusion
  • Crossbites
  • Dental Cements
  • Cavity Varnish
  • Bonding Agents
  • Impression Material
  • Oral Tori
  • Gypsum Materials
  • Articulator
  • Dental Waxes
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontic Bands
  • Dental Floss
  • Cariogenic Foods
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Syncope
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Hyperventilation
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Avulsed Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Hallucinogens
  • Blood Dyscrasias
  • Tranquilizers
  • Certified Orthodontic Assistant Examination
  • Dental Jurisprudence
  • Dental Staff Manual
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Dental Insurance Claims
  • Inventory Supplies
  • Customary Patient Fees
  • Dental Office Bookkeeper

Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam Topics

  • Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
  • Ionization
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Benson Line Focus Principle
  • Bremsstrahlung Radiation
  • Dental X-Ray Tube
  • Film Fog
  • Intraoral Films
  • Radiographic Density
  • Radiolysis
  • Biological Risks
  • MPD
  • ADA Guidelines
  • Protective Barrier
  • Sanitization
  • Sterilization
  • Decontamination
  • Value Of Antibiotic
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Panoramic Radiography
  • Angular Configuration Of Teeth
  • Snap-A-Ray Film Holders
  • Paralleling Technique
  • Premolar
  • Bitewing Radiographs
  • Rule Of Isometry
  • Bisecting Angle Technique
  • Gag Reflex
  • Maxillary Topographic Projection
  • Mandibular Cross-Sectional Projection
  • Posterior Occlusal Projections
  • Wet Reading
  • Automatic Processor
  • Ghost Image
  • Radiolucencies And Radiopacities
  • Panoramic Image
  • Lead Apron
  • Static Electricity
  • Periapical Radiography
  • Edentulous Patients
  • Implant Therapy
  • Bone Loss
  • Infrabony Pockets
  • Furcation Involvement
  • Informed Consent
  • Trismus
  • Endodontic Problems
  • Respondent Superior
  • Salivary Stones
  • Fissural And Dentigerous Cysts

plus all of the other special tips and secrets we have included to help you prepare for the exam.

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    Think you're ready for the DANB test? Test yourself using our practice test questions. Find out if you're prepared or if you need to head back to the study guide for another review. Use our practice test questions to make sure that you're not caught off guard on the day of the test!

    Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the DANB test include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

  • Bonus Two: Study Skills

    The way to get the test score that you deserve is by proper preparation. The best preparation includes both knowing what to study and how to study. Our Secrets of the CDA Exam study guide will teach you what you need to know, but our Study Skills bonus will show you HOW to use the information to be successful on the CDA exam. The ability to learn faster will accelerate the progress you make as you study for the test.

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By Jay Willis
This Page Last Updated: 04/03/2024