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Lynette in Roanoke, Virginia

Updated 18 days ago

downside of dental assisting?? does your hands, back ever get injured? - 84 Replies

Just wanted to know what the physical attributes of the job are. I have heard of dental hygienist say their wrist hurt, is it the same for dental...

Cheryl Fontyn in Clinton Township, Michigan

Updated 20 days ago

Refresher Course - 1 Reply

Hi, I took a CDA course 3 years ago, did well, worked with a dental surgeon part time for a while continuing with the job I was doing before that. I...

bal in Carmichael, California

Updated 20 days ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 547 Replies

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

mr combo in trenton, New Jersey

Updated 21 days ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 53 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...

GoingAnonymous in Central District, Hong Kong

Updated 25 days ago

I HATE DENTAL ASSISTING - 463 Replies

Man if only I knew what I was getting myself into. My college advisor told me to become dental assistant. I followed her advice and I finished the...

Katri12353 in Baltimore, Maryland

Dental Assistant-hate it!

Easier said than done pulling a Dentist aside to talk to them -if you are being treated wrong. I had been a Dental Assistant for 15 years. I pulled...

karen in Buffalo, New York

Updated 27 days ago

not being paid hourly - 5 Replies

hi all-- has anyone heard of this and it is legal- i was told when i do not have patient in chair or cancel or no show i must punch out and go sit in...

ML in Milford, Connecticut

Fired from office in Trumbull CT, same day an "Intern Started"

I was hired to work in an office in CT, for 3 days a week, on my 3rd week, I came in to find a new face. At the end of the day, I was let go for...

cdabmp in Anonymous, North Carolina

Updated 28 days ago

Unappreciated Assistants? - 192 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...

suzyque in Sudbury, Massachusetts

Updated 28 days ago

? about working interview - 183 Replies

I have a working interview next week and the dr. wants me to come in as much as possible mon-thurs. I am so nervous because they know I just...

Lauren in Deltona, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND - 111 Replies

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...

eg412

Short dental assistant training programs in AL? Dental assistants in AL?

Does anyone have any experience with any of the shorter programs offered in AL? I've found one that is 10 weeks but won't be offered again until...

MJ in Hastings, Minnesota

Updated 1 month ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 212 Replies

I have read some other discussions and it seems like many dental assistants hate their jobs. I am considering becoming a dental assistant and would...

Arthur Penn in Fulton, New York

For the purposes of the dental field (assisting/hygienist/dentist) which SINGLE course would be best?

Cardiovascular Perfusion Chiropractic Medicine Medical Imaging/Radiography Medical Technology and Medical Biotechnology Physical Therapy...

ATS Flower Mound in Flower Mound, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

How important is a lot of schooling for RDA? - 1 Reply

I was looking into online courses, and most of them are $1200-$1500. Well, I went to the Texas Board of Dentistry website and all that is required is...

itsa in Dallas, Georgia

Updated 1 month ago

On the job training for dental assisting in GA - 5 Replies

I would love to start a career in Dental assisting. I have been looking for a dentist office that does on the job training in the west Atlanta area....

Teresa in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Updated 2 months ago

EFDA - 441 Replies

Where are all the efda's at. I have over 23 yrs in the game in phila, wondering what other states have this specialty and what are the salary ranges

michaelh in Seattle, Washington

Updated 2 months ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 149 Replies

My fiance is considering becoming a dental assistant in Syracuse NY. Her father has several dentists as clients in his business, He's telling her...

Msqueent in East Orange, New Jersey

dental assistan

Hello Everyone I am a new graduate from dental assistant school since October of 2014 I thought by NOW! I would of found a position but that is not...

Lunalee21 in Springtown, Texas

Dental assistant in training, Moving from Texas to Colorado

I am in dental assistant school here in Texas and have yet to take my rda I've been considering doing it before school ends but the thing is as soon...

Phillius Thomas in Provo, Utah

Updated 2 months ago

What is your CRAZIEST dental office story? - 10 Replies

Everyone that has been a DA for years has some pretty funny stories. Let's share a story ( no names) (I have A LOT of these crazy stories!)

Jessi in Whittier, California

Updated 2 months ago

dental procedures standing up? - 3 Replies

Hi, I would like to know if any assistant work standing up with the Dentist, my boss told since I started working that he doesn't want assistant to...

Jessi in Whittier, California

Tips for Finding A Good Dental Assisting Position

Always be looking even if you already have a job. No job is perfect. Make a list for what your ideal Dental Assisting position would be and while you...

Jessi in Whittier, California

Updated 3 months ago

Help Questions About Trying To Work As A Dental Assistant In California - 1 Reply

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...

ATS Flower Mound in Flower Mound, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 365 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...

carla2 in santa fe, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Shoul a pregnant DA be taking x-rays - 105 Replies

I was wondering how safe or unsafe is to take x-rays wile being pregnant? Is it ok to refuse?

mshifera in College Park, Maryland

Updated 3 months ago

Having no experience - 180 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...

Anonymous8989 in king of prussia, Pennsylvania

Updated 3 months ago

EFDA Salaries - 6 Replies

I work in an FQHC as an EFDA where I have been employed for 2 years in Pottstown, PA. This has been my first job since I have completed a two year...

Beth in Fenton, Michigan

Updated 3 months ago

Love or Hate? - 1 Reply

Hi, i graduated from EVEREST (not so good school) about two years ago, didn't have the best experience but i did it. Well the thing is when i did my...

missanderson in Forrest City, Arkansas

Updated 4 months ago

Contemplating Starting a Denal Assisting Career, HELP! - 160 Replies

I've been thinking of becoming a dental assistant for some time now. However after reading some of the dicussion boards.. I'm getting a little...

Jstov96327 in Chesapeake City, Maryland

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...

Smartgirl in Canberra, Australia

Updated 4 months ago

Working for a horrible, mean dentist - 3 Replies

I have been an assistant for 2 years now and have just changed jobs. I have been working for this dentist for about 6 months now. I have never felt...

Liga in Riga, Latvia

Updated 4 months ago

REQUIREMENTS AS D.A. FOR A FOREIGN DENTIST - 90 Replies

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...

LittleRedhead in Boulder, Colorado

Updated 4 months ago

Dental Assistants- Post your salary here Thread (Please be honest) - 6 Replies

I would like to start a thread where active Dental Assistants can post their salaries, especially if they've recently found a job. Dental Assistants...

Travis Rodriguez in Redondo Beach, California

Updated 5 months ago

Dental temp agencies in Los Angeles? - 6 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....

Narin in North York, Ontario

Updated 5 months ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 91 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...

jimkonga in Blacksburg, Virginia

Updated 6 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 19 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...

Veteran DA in Los Angeles, California

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 in Los Angeles, California

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...

LeighLeiben09 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Updated 8 months ago

Oral Surgery Assistant - 5 Replies

I'm an assistant for an oral surgeon in TN and I'm wondering if it is possible to get an IV insertion certification. It's really the only skill that...

karina in Mclean, Virginia

Updated 8 months ago

Becoming a Dental Assistant in Georgia - 205 Replies

I've been a stay at home mom for the last 12 years and now that my children are in school its time to find a career for me. I've been looking into...

asiarenee

Updated 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 say...it 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 10 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 10 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 10 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...

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