DANB CDA Exam Prep Courses

These courses offer a review of material and concepts to assist dental assistants in preparing for each of the three CDA® Component Exams: General Chairside (GC), Radiation Health & Safety (RHS), and Infection Control (ICE) components of the Dental Assisting National Board.

Note: If all three CDA® Component Exams (GC, RHS and ICE) are not completed, results will expire after 5 years.

General Chairside (GC)

This course offers a review of material and concepts to assist dental assistants in preparing for the General Chairside component of the Dental Assisting National Board.  

Required Textbook: Modern Dental Assistant, 11th Edition. Bird/Robinson. ISBN-13: 978-1455774517

Infection Control (ICE)

This is a comprehensive interactive course for the entire dental team to explore dental infection control together as well as strategies to comply with the federal OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard, safety devices, training requirements, post exposure incident procedures and much more. It is also excellent preparation for the DANB® Infection Control Exam.

Required Textbook: Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team," 5th edition by Miller and Palenik ISBN-9780323082570

Recommended Textbook: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Certification Preparation for Dental Assisting ISBN-9781605475455

Please see our new offering: Building a Culture of Safety in Dental Infection Control

Radiation Health & Safety (RHS)

This course prepares dental assistants to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB®) Radiation, Health and Safety examination. This course does not satisfy the Rhode Island Department of Health requirement for exposure of radiographs in the dental setting as there is no clinical component in this course.

Learn more about our Introduction to Dental Radiography course.

Course Is Not Currently Being Offered

DANB® and CDA® are registered trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

Program Information

  • Cost
  • $150 per course
  • Includes $5 non-refundable registration fee

  • Time Commitment
  • Varies

Contact Information

  • Workforce Offices
  • Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
  • Liston Campus, Providence
  • Knight Campus, Warwick

  • En español
  • Para información en español, por favor llame al 401.333.7070.

Contact Information

Office will be closed 5/27, 6/21, 7/4, 8/12, 9/2

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
2nd Floor South
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (M-Th);
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (F);
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Sat*)
*Office closed on
5/25, 7/6, 8/10, 8/31

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street, Room 1154 
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, Room 4200
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Faculty and Staff


Para información en español, por favor llame al 401.455.6019

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Last Updated: 5/21/19