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Sam

Updated 6 hours 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...

EllieDav

Updated 1 day ago

Dental Assistants- Post your salary here Thread (Please be honest) - 8 Replies

Position: Dental Assistant, EFDA Salary: $15 State: OK Years worked: 2 Here, most Doctors will give you a $1 raise for every certificate you...

EllieDav

Updated 1 day ago

I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND - 108 Replies

I'm so sorry you all are going through this. Thank goodness me being black has not affected my ability to get jobs. I have worked at 3 different...

LeighLeiben09

Updated 2 days 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...

efo7sn

Updated 13 days ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="dentalGURU2009 in Genoa City, Wisconsin"]are you attractive? never seen a da that wasn't................just sayin'[/QUOTE] That is...

karina

Updated 21 days 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....

positivethinker

Updated 27 days 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....

Periodontal Assistant

Updated 28 days ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 207 Replies

[QUOTE who="SKTC in Carrollton, Texas"]You are an assistant !! Become the dentist , if your bitching. You people are just lazy.[/QUOTE] Yes, I...

Jessi in Whittier, California

Updated 1 month ago

I HATE DENTAL ASSISTING - 459 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...

asiarenee

Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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...

Rachyholt

Updated 2 months ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 384 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...

dtipp in Florida

Updated 2 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...

Belle28

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 2 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 2 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...

Dental & Hygiene Prof. Ronda in Orlando, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

REQUIREMENTS AS D.A. FOR A FOREIGN DENTIST - 97 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...

bcoopy in Blackwood, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 55 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...

OC Dental Academy in Dana Point, California

Updated 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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....

Lucky in Scarborough, Ontario

Updated 8 months ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 87 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...

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 8 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 8 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...

Jennifer Hinds in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 8 months ago

Which would be a better career choice dental assistant or medical assistant? Please give a detailed answer - 2 Replies

Which one gives their employees health insurance more often?

priya in Irving, Texas

Updated 8 months ago

Show me the money... - 665 Replies

What are typical dental assistant salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 8 months ago

Any tips on taking digital x-rays?! - 4 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...

In need of a dental career in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Can a felon become a dental assistant? - 59 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...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

Everest college or no? - 353 Replies

Hello everyone. I am looking for any information about Everest college in Los Angeles,CA. I have done a lot of research on the school but i still...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

What school did you go to? What is the best school in states WA, AZ, CO? - 13 Replies

Hi, I currently live in Seattle, WA and I'm considering becoming a dental assistant. I have several options in schools and want the best, but I...

Dental Assistant Training Site in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

If I'm an RDA in California and moving to Oklahoma can I perform to do sealants and prophy's as I am trained? - 1 Reply

I've been an RDA for about 2 years now, I'm looking to move to Oklahoma but notice they need accreditation from a CODA school. Would I have to take...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

what is it like being a dental assistant? - 1 Reply

So I'm in college right now (sophomore) and I can't decide on a major, there is nothing here in my school that I want to do. I originaly thought I...

Amanda Smith in Erlanger, Kentucky

Updated 9 months ago

Dental or Medical Assistant? - 8 Replies

I was a medical assistant for 5 years, the most I ever made was $12.50. The last time I worked in a med office was 3 years ago. So now I've been...

Shay-a-bay in Scarborough, Ontario

Updated 9 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...

Dyanah in Glenpool, Oklahoma

Updated 9 months ago

Do i have to be a certified Dental Assistant to get a job? - 2 Replies

My aunt is an office manager at a dental office who is going to let me do an internship I was wondering if most dental offices require you to attend...

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