24 Dental Assistant exam questions and answers [on CPFDA]

CPFDA Exam Eligibility Requirements

To earn CPFDA certification, you must be eligible under one of four pathways. In addition, you must have dental assistant or hygiene work experience or graduate from a CODA-accredited dental assisting or hygiene program.

Pathway I:

1. Current DANB CDA certification, AND

2. Verification of knowledge- or performance-based competency in each of the four CPFDA functions. Each function must be verified individually through one of the following options. The documentation must indicate that the expanded functions/duties or preventive functions/duties were included in the course curriculum.

  • Successful completion of a course on the CPFDA function offered by or within a CODA-accredited dental assisting, dental hygiene or dental program, or
  • Successful completion of a state dental board-approved course on the CPFDA function, or
  • Dentist verification of knowledge or performance of the CPFDA function, AND

3. Current CPR, BLS or ACLS from a DANB-accepted provider; must be current at the date of application and exam

Pathway II:

1. Graduation from a CODA-accredited dental assisting or dental hygiene program, AND

2. Verification of knowledge- or performance-based competency in each of the four CPFDA functions. Each function must be verified individually through one of the following options. The documentation must indicate that expanded functions/duties or preventive functions/duties were included in the course curriculum.

  • Successful completion of a course on the CPFDA function offered by or within a CODA-accredited dental assisting, dental hygiene or dental program, or
  • Successful completion of a state dental board-approved course on the CPFDA function, or
  • Dentist verification of knowledge or performance of the CPFDA function, AND

3. Current CPR, BLS or ACLS from a DANB-accepted provider

Pathway III:

1. Former DANB CDA whose certification lapsed no more than two years ago, AND

2. Minimum of 3,500 hours work experience as a dental assistant, accrued over the previous four years (employment must be verified by a licensed dentist), AND

3. Verification of knowledge- or performance-based competency in each of the four CPFDA functions. Each CPFDA function must be verified individually through one of the following options. The documentation must indicate that expanded functions/duties or preventive functions/duties were included in the course curriculum.

  • Successful completion of a course on the CPFDA function offered by or within a CODA-accredited dental assisting, dental hygiene or dental program, or
  • Successful completion of a state dental board-approved course on the CPFDA function, or
  • Dentist verification of knowledge or performance of the CPFDA function, AND

4. Current CPR, BLS or ACLS certification from a DANB-accepted provider

Pathway IV:

1. Current Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) license*, AND

2. Minimum of 3,500 hours work experience as a dental hygienist, accrued over the previous four years (employment must be verified by a licensed dentist), AND

3. Current CPR, BLS or ACLS from a DANB-accepted provider

* If RDH license is issued in Alabama and the candidate is not a graduate of a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program, candidate must meet the requirements of Pathway I, II or III.

24 Dental Assistant exam questions and answers [on CPFDA]

Try’s out 24 Dental Assistant exam questions and answers on the Coronal Polish exam to prepare your final DANB’s Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA) certification exam!

24 Dental Assistant exam questions and answers

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