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What score do I need to pass the DANB's NYPDA Exam?

To pass the DANB's New York Professional Dental Assisting test you need a score of 400.

The range of possible scores is 100 to 900.

How do I know the practice tests are reflective of the actual DANB's New York Professional Dental Assisting ?

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Do you offer practice tests for other Dental Assisting National Board subjects?

Yes! We offer practice tests for 32 different exam subjects, and there are 305 unique exams utilizing 32985 practice exam questions. Every subject has a free sample practice test you can try too!

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DANB Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)
DANB's Certified Orthodontic Assisting (COA ® ) Practice Tests

DANB Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA)
DANB's CPFDA (CPFDA ) Practice Tests
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DANB's Topical Anesthetic (TA ® ) Practice Tests
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DANB Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant (CRFDA)
DANB's Anatomy, Morphology and Physiology (AMP ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's CRFDA (CRFDA ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's Impressions (IM ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's Isolation (IS ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's Restorative Functions (RF ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's Temporaries (TMP) (TMP ® ) Practice Tests

DANB Orthodontic Assisting
DANB's Orthodontic Assisting (OA ® ) Practice Tests

DANB State Exams
DANB NJ Expanded Duties General Exam (NJXDG) Practice Tests
DANB's Coronal Polish Exam for Arizona Residents (AZCP ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's Maryland General Dental Assisting (MDG ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's MDO (MDG ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's MBDA (MBDA ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's New York Infection Control (NYI ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's New York Professional Dental Assisting (NYPDA ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's New York Radiology (NYR ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's Oregon Basic Dental Assisting (ORD ® ) Practice Tests
DANB's ORXO (ORXO ® ) Practice Tests

EFDA - Expanded Function Dental Assistant
DANB Expanded Functions General Dental Assisting (EFDA) Practice Tests

Hygienists Local Anesthesia (LA) Practice Tests

Licensed Dental Radiologic Technologist (LDRT)
DANB's Licensed Dental Radiologic Technologist (LDRT) Practice Tests

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How do I register for the real Dental Assisting National Board?

For up-to-date information about registration for the Dental Assisting National Board, refer to the Dental Assisting National Board website.

What are the DANB exams?

Congratulations on your decision to pursue certification in dental assisting! The DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) exams are your next hurdle. Exactly what can you expect with the DANB exams?

What is the Dental Assisting National Board (DANDB)?

The DANB exams are based on content validation, an analysis of the duties commonly performed in actual dental assisting practice. DANB offers five different certifications: NELDA (National Entry Level Dental Assistant, CDA (Certified Dental Assistant), COA (Certified Orthodontic Assistant), CPFDA (Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant, and CRFDA (Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant).

The DANB component exams are administered on computer at Pearson VUE test centers. All exams are multiple-choice format containing from 80 questions to 210 questions depending on the exam. The time allotted also varies from test to test with a range of 60 minutes to 165 minutes. Specific information on each of exams, including registration information, exam outlines with topics covered, and reference materials can be found at

Most DANB exams use computer adaptive testing (CAT). CAT adapts to the examinee’s ability level and customizes the exam for a more accurate measurement. Each exam begins with a question on par with the passing standard. If it is answered correctly, the difficulty level increases. If answered incorrectly the level of difficulty becomes easier. The final score is based on the difficulty of the questions that were presented and passed.

Official exam results and certificates will be mailed within 2 to 3 weeks after the exam. Candidates can verify DANB credentials using the online Credential Verification tool.

DANB's New York Professional Dental Assisting - FAQ Sample Questions

Which tooth is indicated by 22 in the Universal Numbering System?

Correct Answer:
left mandibular canine.

the universal numbering system, also known as the american system, is a method used by dentists in the united states to identify and record the different teeth in a person's mouth. each tooth is assigned a unique number ranging from 1 to 32. the numbering starts with the upper right third molar, designated as tooth number 1, and continues clockwise around the upper and lower arches of the mouth until it reaches the lower right third molar, which is designated as tooth number 32.

in this system, the right side of the mouth from the perspective of the dentist (patient's left side) has numbers increasing from 1 to 16 as the count moves from the right upper third molar across to the left upper third molar, then jumps down to the left lower third molar, continuing to the right lower third molar. the left side of the patient’s mouth (right side from the dentist's perspective) similarly has numbers increasing from 17 to 32, moving from the left upper third molar across to the right upper third molar, then down to the right lower third molar and back around.

thus, tooth number 22 in the universal numbering system refers specifically to the left mandibular canine. this tooth is located in the lower jaw, on the patient’s left side. canines are notably pointed and are used primarily for gripping and tearing food. the left mandibular canine, being number 22, is found immediately after the left mandibular lateral incisor, which is tooth number 23 as per the system’s clockwise enumeration.

Materials which make the pellicle, calculus, and biofilm apparent to the patient are known as which of the following?

Correct Answer:
disclosing agents.

materials that help in making the pellicle, calculus, and biofilm visible to the patient are known as disclosing agents. disclosing agents are substances used in dental care to highlight the presence of plaque—a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums—on the teeth. by staining the plaque, they make it easier for both dental professionals and patients to see where more attention is needed during brushing and flossing.

typically available in forms such as solutions, tablets, or lozenges, disclosing agents are used by applying them to the teeth. these agents contain a dye (common dyes include erythrosine, which is red, and two-tone dyes that distinguish between old and new plaque) that adheres to the plaque but not to the clean tooth surface. after application, the patient rinses their mouth, and the areas with plaque show up as colored spots. this visual feedback is immediate and can be very effective in educating patients about areas in their oral hygiene routine that need improvement.

disclosing agents are particularly useful in dental education and for motivating patients to improve their brushing and flossing techniques. for instance, after using a disclosing agent, when patients see the colored regions where plaque remains, they can understand the necessity of thorough cleaning in those areas. this can encourage better personal oral care practices, which are crucial in preventing dental caries and periodontal diseases.

in summary, disclosing agents are valuable tools in dental hygiene, serving to make invisible dental biofilms such as pellicle, calculus, and plaque visible and thus manageable. they are especially beneficial in demonstrating the effectiveness of oral hygiene practices and in teaching patients proper cleaning techniques to maintain oral health.