Examination Content

The exam consists of three parts: Written, Clinical and Radiology. An applicant must pass ALL THREE parts of the exam to be a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant.

    1. The written exam consists of approximately 250 multiple-choice questions.Topics Include:
      • Chairside Skills
      • Office Procedures
      • Dental Anatomy
      • Dental Specialties
      • Dental Materials
      • Sterilization/OSHA
      • Preventive Procedures
      • Dental/Medical Emergency Skills
    2. The clinical exam consists of basic dental assisting tasks.Tasks Include:
      • Dental Materials
      • Patient Education
      • Matrix Retainers
      • Chairside
      • Dental Insurance
      • Instrument Identification
      • Bur Identification
    3. The radiology portion of the exam consists of:
      • 101 Written questions
      • Mounting x-rays
      • Exposing x-ray

NOTE: HOLDING A CURRENT RADIOLOGY CERTIFICATE DOES NOT EXEMPT APPLICANT FROM TAKING AND PASSING THE RADIOLOGY PORTION OF THE EXAM.