Dental Assisting National Board
The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) was founded in 1948 and is the national certification board for dental assistants. More than 35,000 dental assistants are currently DANB certified nationwide. DANB, a nonprofit organization, is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. DANB's CDA and COA certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
The purpose of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is to ensure that the dental profession merits and receives the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry and dental hygiene in the state of North Carolina.
University North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry
The School of Dentistry provides dental education, research, and service for the people of North Carolina. As the state's only dental school, it has been the primary supplier of North Carolina dentists since 1954. The school has been nationally ranked as one of the outstanding dental schools in dental education and research.
NC Dental Society
The North Carolina Dental Society is an unincorporated association founded in 1856, whose primary objectives are to encourage the improvement of the oral health of the public, to promote the art of science of dentistry and encourage the maintenance of high standards of professional competence and practice, and to represent the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves. Eighty-five percent of the dentists in the State of North Carolina are members.

Central Piedmont Community College:

Dental Hygiene Program
The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care.
Dental Assisting Program
The Dental Assisting program is a twelve month course of study awarding the student a diploma in Dental Assisting. Students may begin their studies by taking general education or related courses in Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Expository Writing, Public Speaking, and Basic PC Literacy before entering the program.
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