Dental Support Technician Certification

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Dental Support Technician Certification

Abbreviation of Certification: DSTC

Fee charged for the exam: $109 (Study Material Included)

For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline and Exam Blueprint.

Description and purpose of test

A Dental Support Technician Certification is designed for the entry level dental employee. This certification may help advance to other positions through experience or additional training.

A DSTC may perform some or all of the following duties. However they are not limited to just these responsibilities:

  • Assisting the dentist with procedures as allowable by state law.
  • Recording patient visits
  • Charting a patient’s history
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 130 questions in Dental Health:

The breakdown is as follows: Law & Ethics, Patient care, Process & Procedure, Chair side assisting, pharmacology, radiology and safety/infection control.

Allotted time 2 hours and 45 minutes


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