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Updated 23 hours ago


i have the same doubt.. what is the reply for this? i have also completed bds in india and i want to work as dental assistant in california.


Updated 1 day ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 548 Replies

hello iM a dentist from India. i have 3 years of dental experience in india. can i give the Rda exam here with this experience? or can i work as a...


Updated 2 days ago

Interview Preparation - 4 Replies

What is a "diva"?


Updated 3 days ago

Torn between RN and RDA - 2 Replies

Congrats on your upcoming marriage! Two things to ask yourself: Travel takes money; schooling takes money. Do you have the finances to fund either?


Working/ school plan HELP!

Hi everyone, It was always my dream to become a dentist, and that was what I was attending school for years ago, but then was hit with a battle...

little Chihuahua

Updated 11 days ago

Colorado dental assistant moving to California help! - 2 Replies

Hi I wanna move to Colorado because the person who I love live there, I work as dental assistant in California and I wonder if is possible to work as...


Updated 21 days ago

EFDA - 442 Replies

I work for one of the largest orthodontists in the US. I have 5 years experience. I make $16/hr. I am considering going into general dentistry...


Updated 23 days ago

Being a dental assistant instructor - 99 Replies

[QUOTE who="josie in Lebanon, New Jersey"]Hello everyone! I have been in the dental field for over 16 years, I have worked both as an assistant and...


Updated 1 month ago


[QUOTE who="Nicole_C in Hampton, Virginia"]I wanted to go into this field but now i am convinced that i do not want to do it After reading all these...


Updated 2 months ago

Are you the office maid as well as the assistant? - 1 Reply

Is cleaning the bathroom is part of the dental assistant job?

Lynette in Roanoke, Virginia

Updated 2 months 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 3 months 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...

mr combo in trenton, New Jersey

Updated 3 months 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...

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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 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...


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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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....

michaelh in Seattle, Washington

Updated 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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...

LittleRedhead in Boulder, Colorado

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 9 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 10 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 11 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...


Updated 11 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 11 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...

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