"Setting a New Professional Standard"

Established 1941




Greetings Connecticut Dental Assistants! This will be your resource for news and updates on continuing education and local issues happening which affect the dental professional community.
The Connecticut Dental Assistants Association is made up of dedicated professionals who work voluntarily on your behalf, negotiating legislative issues and actively networking within the dental community to resolve the access of care issues and providing continuing education opportunities, while striving to improve the profession of Dental Assisting in Connecticut.
Membership is open to all dental assistants (working in all dental specialties), dental practice managers, dental lab technicians, dental assisting instructors and dental sales representatives. For more information please visit our Membership page.


Infection Control Course
Sat. Oct. 28, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Infection Control Update
New CT State Law for Connecticut's Dental Assistants
New effective date of July 1, 2018

Newly enacted: (Passed) 2017-06-22
Substitute House Bill No. 7222
Public Act No. 17-146


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Sec. 43. Subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 20-112a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):
(3) On or after [January] July 1, 2018, (A) no licensed dentist may delegate dental procedures to a dental assistant or expanded function dental assistant unless the dental assistant or expanded function dental assistant provides records demonstrating successful completion of the Dental Assisting National Board's infection control examination, except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, (B) a dental assistant may receive not more than nine months of on-the-job training by a licensed dentist for purposes of preparing the dental assistant for the Dental Assisting National Board's infection control examination, and (C) any licensed dentist who delegates dental procedures to a dental assistant shall retain and make such records available for inspection upon request of the Department of Public Health.

Does the following statement from The Dental Assisting National Board apply to you???

"Please note that DANB's Infection Control (ICE) exam became a component of the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification on June 1, 1993. The ICE exam became a component of the Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) certification on June 1, 1994. Dental assistants who earned CDA certification before June 1, 1993 or who earned COA certification before June 1, 1994 and who have not subsequently taken the CDA, COA or ICE exam after these dates will be required to take the ICE exam prior to July 1, 2018."


Mission Statement

"We, the Connecticut Dental Assistants Association, are the state component of the American Dental Assistants Association. Our mission is to advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing, service and professional development, which will ultimately enhancethe delivery of quality dental health care to the public."