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giulia blanca

Updated 2 days ago


Wow, you are definitely blessed!!


Dental Assisting no experience or training

I really want to go into the dental field I started a dental assistant program but I have two kids and I need money coming in. I decided to quit and...


Updated 7 days ago

Having no experience - 190 Replies

So how do you approach applying with no certification or experience? How do I even start my resume or cover letter? I have front desk experience in...


Updated 8 days ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 175 Replies

I believe Dental Assisting is a good career however theres alot of factors just like any career. Some places do not pay well especially in cooperate...


Updated 16 days ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 213 Replies

[QUOTE who="jaclie in Monroe, Michigan"]I have read some other discussions and it seems like many dental assistants hate their jobs. I am considering...

V.Hunt in Burlington, North Carolina

Updated 24 days ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 382 Replies

I am looking into Dental Assisting as my next career move. I have looked at several schools and all of them range from 6-12 months long. I found...

Fedupassistant in Jefferson, Oregon

I need some advice

Ok to start off I have been a dental assistant for about 4 years. My previous job was fast paced and busy and that is where I met my Dr. She asked me...

Anthony in Oakland, California

RDA Exam Study Guides

Good Morning Fellow Dental Assistants. I am applying to the Dental Board for my RDA Exam and I would like to ask if anybody would like to sell ...

phelangirl in Phelan, California

Updated 1 month ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 573 Replies

Hi there!! What do you think? if you already took the RDA test please can you tell me your opinion.

Teresa Wright in Oxford, Alabama



steph in Garden Grove, California

Updated 1 month ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 93 Replies

Hi I was hoping other dental assistants would share with me. What do you do that sets you apart from other assistants? or saves time? keeps your...

Sdobbins55 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 1 month ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 86 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....

Enes in Newark, New Jersey

15 Weeks Dental Assistiant and Radiology Program

I've been looking for colleges and schools for Dental Assistant programs but as they're all quite expensive for me, lastly I found a technical school...

Instructor in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Updated 1 month ago

RDA vs CDA? - 132 Replies

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

Clav25 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

Dental assistant in corrections interview - 1 Reply

Hi guys. I have an interview at a prison in California for an rda position. Im wondering if theres anyone on here who can give me a few pointers on...

Jles in Chicago, Illinois

Dental assistant


Cshummy in Las Vegas, Nevada

Dental assistant

Anyone know of any legit online websites for continuing education for dental assistant that are free and accepted by the dental board. Also I'm a...

Whispers84 in Tampa, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Anyone know of weekend certification courses for Expanded Function and x-ray? - 6 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...

lisachiu1110 in Rosemead, California

Updated 3 months ago

Is there a demand for RDAEF's? - 32 Replies

I am a DA, working on eventually getting my RDA as soon as I can. I would like to then become an RDAEF. I was wondering though if there is a need for...

Dentalassistant1984 in Palmdale, California

Updated 3 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 22 Replies

Hello, I'm currently a DA I that is looking for a entry level position. I have had 4 interviews but, that is as far as I get.Everyone is looking for...

santa martha in Ontario, California

Updated 3 months ago

How to find an internship?? - 14 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...

rmsdmd@*****.*** in Bay Shore, New York

Can't view resumes

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Teresacda2 in Pikesville, Maryland

Updated 3 months ago


Hi everyone! I've been an assistant for 1 year and i'm cda/rda and i have an x-ray license and i've been on 10 interviews and tommorow makes the 11th...

Bonnie J Bazydlo BS RT T in Syracuse, New York

Updated 4 months ago

Salary for DA and RDA - 237 Replies

Hi there! I'm just curious to see what you all get paid as DA's and RDA's? I am just about to graduate my DA program and am a little unsure about...

Stephanie Schumann in Richmond, Texas

Updated 4 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...

Paya The Papaya in Los Angeles, California

How do I become a Dental Assistant?

In less than a month, I'm moving to Santa Barbara with my nephew (he's coming from Taiwan to go to college here) and we're moving in together. I was...

Nora in Rockwall, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Struggling - 1 Reply

Here's the jist; I have been assisting in a general dentistry office with three employees; myself, the doctor, and a CDA who is the...

dr.stewartdental in Granada Hills, California

Updated 5 months ago

Dental temp agencies in Los Angeles? - 7 Replies

I'm going to have to move away from the bay area, it's been almost six months with no job. I am going to move with friends in the Los Angeles area....

Medic406 in Macomb, Michigan

Dental assistant/ specialty office , pay increase

What kind of pay increase should i be looking for on my anniversary date?

Medic406 in Macomb, Michigan

Dental assistant/ specialty office , pay increase

What kind of pay increase should i be looking for on my anniversary date?

dhsabr in Kent, Washington

Updated 6 months ago

Berkshire College - Seattle (KENT) - Has anyone attended this school?? - 1 Reply

I am planning on attending Berkshire College located in Kent, Washington (about 20 minutes outside of Seattle) and was wondering if anyone has taken... in South Jordan, Utah

How long did it take you to feel comfortable chairside assisting?

I'm currently doing my dental assisting internship and while I love dentistry and what I'm learning, I feel anxious and scared every day. It's making...

Bere Ramos in Mesquite, Texas

First time in this carrier

Hi, I was going thru this web site and I really like the opinions about other people I like to hear about yours experiences. I'm barely starting my...

Louise in Kitchener, Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

Any tips on taking digital x-rays?! - 6 Replies

Can anyone give me any tips on taking digital x-rays? I am in my extern right now and I'm taking bad anterior and posterior PA's! Does anyone have...

mimiyuki in Encinitas, California

Cancelling license

I am not working as an RDA and I don't want to renew my license but I am not sure how to cancel my license other than just waiting for 5 years for it...

Yuri in Redondo Beach, California

Updated 7 months ago

dental xray license - 125 Replies

I got my xray licence 20 years ago and I need to get a copy of it but I have no idea who to contact. Does anyone know?

Angie in Dallas, Texas

Helping a new practice

Hi all, I'm an RDA that has 4 years of experience and received the opportunity to help the start up of a new practice. The doctor is paying me...

Xemerius in Lakewood, Washington

Updated 8 months ago


hi all... i am new to this forum.. i am a dentist from india. just passed my B.D.S. degree.. i want to know that can i practice as a Dental...

gkenney777 @ gmail. com in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 9 months ago

Getting back into the Dental field - 1 Reply

Hi, I have worked as a dental assistant for 2 years. I moved to Albany,ny 4 years ago and haven't worked in a dental office since then. I am trying...

Thinking in Oshawa, Ontario

Updated 12 months ago

Dental Assistant...A Good Career Change? - 188 Replies

I'm looking to make a switch in my career from business to the dental field. I have done a bunch of research as for options and schools, and found...

Janelizabeth in Bremerton, Washington

Currently in school

Hello all, I am currently in dental assisting school. The first part is online. The first few chapters in my book focus on body systems, bones in...

Hatedentalassisting2 in Seattle, Washington

Updated 14 months ago

Unappreciated Assistants? - 198 Replies

I think after 5 years i'm trowing in the towel. I'm not really seeking advice, but more or less wondering if I am alone in my struggle. I started...

Britt in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 14 months ago

Can a felon become a dental assistant? - 56 Replies

I was convicted of growing a large amount of pot back in the day (10 years ago), Does that disqualify my to find a job as a DA? How far back would...

Samantha_ in Chicago, Illinois

Has anyone gone to Dorsey for Dental Assisting?

I'm thinking about going to Dorsey for the Dental Assisting Program. Is it a decent school to go to for training?

Danyell in Independence, Iowa

Registration question

I just finished dental assisting school and I didn't LOVE it like I always thought I would. I recently also found out I'm pregnant, so I'm curious...

Kalia in Fresno, California

Updated 15 months ago

What is the difference? - 22 Replies

What is the difference in being a certified dental assistant (CDA) vs.a registered dental assistant?(RDA)

Nelly in Paterson, New Jersey

Updated 15 months ago

Dental Xray License: - 3 Replies

PLEASE HELP ME!! I just now joined this site and am in need of some serious assistance. I'm in the dental assisting/admnistrative prospective area...

Jillyjill916 in Southfield, Michigan

Dental Assisting Doubts

Does anyone in this field feel like they have had enough and no longer want to be a dental assistant?? Don't get me wrong. My job physically is...

Roger R. in Downey, California

Updated 16 months ago

Dental Assistant wanting to open my own dental office - 18 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...

CJ in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 16 months ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 51 Replies

Hi all! I am looking at different schools in my area for Dental Assisting. There is one school with a 10 month program which looks good but is...

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