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Updated 11 hours ago

Love or Hate? - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Dental Assistant in Lilburn, Georgia"]Hi, i graduated from EVEREST (not so good school) about two years ago, didn't have the best...


Updated 1 day ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 547 Replies

Hi, My wife is study for the written test and she purchased some online tests. Do you guys have an idea how many questions she needs to get it right...

nat m

Updated 4 days ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 208 Replies

I've recently started training as a DA, on my first week I was expected to assist on my own on my first hands on day, and the dentist kept asking me...


Updated 5 days ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 390 Replies

[QUOTE who="kmariefitz in Framingham, Massachusetts"]if your good learner from doing just make sure you pick the right boss and vs. vs.. always...


Updated 5 days ago

downside of dental assisting?? does your hands, back ever get injured? - 106 Replies

And also have only 1 receptionist when she is out, I have to do front office too, we work 9 hours a day we do not get a break or a set lunch time...


Updated 14 days ago


[QUOTE who="Toni Fargo,R.D.A. in Sacramento, California"]Skin tone has nothing to do with getting hired, most new- dentist are foreigners. The last...


Updated 15 days ago

Contemplating Starting a Denal Assisting Career, HELP! - 161 Replies

[QUOTE who="Joanna in Mcminnville, Oregon"]I am one of the unfortunate ones that recently graduated from Apollo Dental Assisting program. I am now...


Thinking about going to be a dental assistant, advice please??

Hi, I'm thinking about going back to school to be a dental assistant. I'm in MD. I do not personally know anyone in this field so i'm trying to...


Updated 21 days ago

Working for a horrible, mean dentist - 3 Replies

boy oh boy can i relate to this, leaving dental end of January 2015. Long story to come in next post!!


Updated 23 days ago


Hi, I'm citizen of Latvia (European Union), I have degree of Dental Technician which is issued in Latvia, I did study for almost 3 years. I was...


Updated 26 days ago

Dental Assistants- Post your salary here Thread (Please be honest) - 9 Replies

Position: Dental Assistant Salary: $15.10_______ State: _CO________ Years worked_2___

Travis Rodriguez

Updated 1 month ago

Dental temp agencies in Los Angeles? - 6 Replies

Try It's the easiest and fasted way to find a local dental job by interacting directly with the dental office instead of a...


Updated 1 month ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 94 Replies

Dear Mr. Fernando, Thanks for your kind words. It means a lot to me. It was a very hard thing for me to do going for an DA interview after so many...


Updated 1 month ago

Shoul a pregnant DA be taking x-rays - 107 Replies

I am 7 weeks pregnant, obviously also a dental assistant. The office I currently work for shares X-rays machines for 2 rooms, which means when I am...

Dental Assistant

Help Questions About Trying To Work As A Dental Assistant In California

Hello i have a few questions i was wondering if someone could help answer for me. i get no response from the california board of dentistry. I...


Updated 2 months ago


[QUOTE who="kuanadaye in Drumore, Pennsylvania"]Dental Assistanting sucks. People stay probably because jobs could be scarse where they live. I did...


Updated 3 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 20 Replies

[QUOTE who="jimkonga in Blacksburg, Virginia"]hidden in your[/QUOTE] cool.....


Updated 3 months ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 56 Replies

[QUOTE who="bcoopy in Blackwood, New Jersey"]I just went to check out a dental school and it was $14,000!!!! That's insane! Should I go online? I...

Veteran DA

Are you considering becoming a dental assistant and WHY?

Why does someone decide to become a dental assistant? OR if you're a dental assistant already, what had you enter the field?

Veteran DA

Who is struggling finding a dental assisting job?

Hi there! I'm curious, who is struggling to find a dental assisting job and why? What are some of the bumps you're coming up against? What are...


Updated 4 months ago

Unappreciated Assistants? - 190 Replies

[QUOTE who="di in Wyckoff, New Jersey"]after a year i wanted to quit, he said; "not now" i didn't know if he was concerned or not after an argument...


Updated 4 months ago

Oral Surgery Assistant - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="melanie6613 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]My question is simply whether or not you can get hired as a new grad for oral surgery? I...


Updated 5 months ago

Becoming a Dental Assistant in Georgia - 205 Replies

hey? I really want to become a dental asst...I 'm only 20.. I haven't finish high school because I become a mother at a young age I now have 2 kids....


Updated 5 months ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 177 Replies

I've been a dental assistant for a solid 4 years now (Formally trained on the job),worked with numerous dentists/dental hygienists/and dental staff....


Updated 5 months ago

Anyone know of weekend certification courses for Expanded Function and x-ray? - 2 Replies

Hi there, I recently moved to FL. from NYC. Apparently the certification is completely different here and I have not been able to find a job. I...

Elli in Fairfax, Virginia

Updated 5 months ago

am i really going to hate denal assisting? - 14 Replies

hi, im 19 years and i was just accepted into a very good and accredited dental assisting program, indiana university-purdue university-fort wayne,...

ladyTL30 in Oakland, California

penn foster dental assistant California

I was just wondering if any californians out there have taken/graduated/ from penn fosters dental assistant course? Ive been doing research on my...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 6 months ago

dental office hiring process - 1 Reply

How long does it usually take from interview to job offer to get a job in a dental office as a dental assistant? And do they always require a working...

Safiya Charles in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

South Florida Dental Assisting School - 8 Replies

Has anyone been to this program? Just wanting to find someone who can back up what they sounds too good to be true to find a 12 week program...

Chandra_chambers in Seattle, Washington

Salary in Vegas

I currently live in Washington and I am thinking about moving to Las Vegas NV but I am curious what RDA's get paid there. I am Washington trained,...

Annetta Echols in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

Dental Software - 31 Replies

Hi, Currently my office is using Dentrix software. I love this dental program because it is easy to navigate since it is Windows-based. I am...

Inscoe18 in Durham, North Carolina

Updated 6 months ago

Are there any other Dental Assistant opportunities? - 1 Reply

I'm wondering if there are any "hands off" or "non patient" career paths for dental assistant? I was trying to see if DA's could work for health...

Lina in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Updated 6 months ago

VCC, CDI, or MTI ? - 1 Reply

Hi guys, I want to prepare to become a CDA, but I'm soooo confused as to which college I should attend for the Certified Dental Assistant...

dtipp in Florida

Updated 7 months ago

Dental Assistant wanting to open my own dental office - 14 Replies

I have been a dental assistant for 10 years. I am thinking about opening my own practice. I sit at work and constantly think of how I would run...


Green Dental in Nashville, TN

Worked there as a dental assistant. ..worst place ever!

AlabamaDA in birmingham, Alabama

Trying to become certified in GA

I noticed there are more job opportunities in Georgia than Alabama. I am certified in FL at the moment and from my understanding (from what I was...

AlabamaDA in Wedowee, Alabama

Updated 7 months ago

Hateful dentist.... - 4 Replies

My DR. chewed me out before i left work last night. He asked if i ever shut the hell up and that i dont need to talk cause I don't know a damn...

DJ in Houston, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Having no experience - 181 Replies

I'm interested in becoming a dental assistant. I have no experience in the field. Is it possible for dental facilities to hire you without dental...

OC Dental Academy in Dana Point, California

Updated 8 months ago

How to find an internship?? - 10 Replies

I am considering starting a 11 week dental assistant program and you have to find yourself an internship. I am a little worried because I don't know...

Dorothy Branam in New Caney, Texas

moving to south Carolina

I have a Tx RDA certification and I want to move to south Carolina. How do I change my certification?

Lora in San Diego, California

Updated 9 months ago

What is a pay range for an oral surgery RDA? - 1 Reply

I am going to be completing my RDA program this year and I have interned in an oral surgery office through my program and they have asked me to give...

Louie in Lake Elsinore, California

Updated 10 months ago

salaries - 4 Replies

hello... just want know, if what is the mode of having a salary... like for example i search the average salary of a dental assistant is $44,000......

Oswald in Ooltewah, Tennessee

Updated 10 months ago

RDA vs CDA? - 124 Replies

Could someone please explain to me what the difference is between a Registered Dental Assistant & a Certified Dental Assistant? THX!

caravan67 in Pickering, Ontario

Need to choose between Durham and George Brown College Ontario Canada for Dental Assisting Program

I have applied to both Durham College and George Brown College here in Ontario, Canada and am having a hard time choosing which college to go to. I...

knb0706 in Livermore, California

Updated 11 months ago

What has your experience been like as an Orthodontic Assistant? - 1 Reply

I am currently in an RDA program and will be finishing my schooling this year. I'll have my x-ray license, coronal polish license and sealant license...

Lora in San Diego, California

Updated 12 months ago

Are you able to be an RDA through 10 weeks program ? - 1 Reply

I know that by finish a 1 year program at a community college will grand you the right to sit in for the exam to be an RDA, however, will finishing a...

Fuentesgirl in San Juan, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

starting back into dental assisting - 14 Replies

hi I was a dental assistant for about 3 1/2 years about 6 years ago. Left the field for personal issues. Now I want to go back into it but not sure...

Angie in Suitland, Maryland

Updated 12 months ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 79 Replies

I just finished dental assisting school in November (a 10 week Class) and I live in a small town and only being 19 no one will give me a second look....

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 12 months ago

does it really matter where you went to school for RDA? - 33 Replies

i'm from san diego. i've been thinking of taking a dental assisting class. problem is that i cannot afford to pay for a school like concorde. i was...

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 12 months ago

Is there any national or international standardization exists for dental assistants? - 1 Reply

I'm a dental assistant for years in Canada. Recently, I consider to move to New York State, because my husband will go there for a new job. I wonder...

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