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Current Discussions (509) - Start a Discussion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


gotta stick with it and work in a teaching hospital with OMFS program... preferrable Level One Trauma Ctr... I made 72K per year as Manager after man...

rda in Granada Hills, California

Updated 20 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....

someone in Phoenix, Arizona

what is the highest paid specialty for a dental assistant?

what is the highest paid specialty for a dental assistant? in az or anywhere? just wondering

someone in Phoenix, Arizona

what is the highest paid specialty for a dental assistant?

what is the highest paid specialty for a dental assistant? in az or anywhere? just wondering

Lauren in Wimberley, Texas

Updated 20 months ago

Obtaining your license in Texas - 11 Replies

A law was passed 4 years ago that require dental assistants in the state of Texas to obtain a license through the Texas State Board of Dental...

wannabeahygienist in New Braunfels, Texas

Updated 21 months ago

Contemplating Starting a Denal Assisting Career, HELP! - 164 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...

Dental assistant in Chatswood, Australia

Updated 21 months ago

Working for a horrible, mean dentist - 2 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...

Gaby in San Jose, California

Updated 21 months ago

RDAEF positions in Los Angeles? - 2 Replies

I'm an RDAEF with 23 years in the dental assisting field and I'm finding it VERY difficult to find a dentist willing to pay for the duties I perform....


Bradenton fl.

I will be moving to Bradenton Fl soon. Does anyone work in this area? If so can you tell me about the doctors and clinics there? What is the going...

Lala2 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Updated 22 months ago

working with N2O while pregnant - 9 Replies

Can anyone give me an idea of how dangerous it is to work on pt's that are on N2O while you are pregnant? I did not do it while I was pregnant and...

R Jay in West Orange, New Jersey

Clinical Dental Assistant vs Administrative Dental Assistant

Hello Everyone, Is this a course to become an unregistered dental assistant? It...

Carolyn in Hamilton, Ontario

Clinical Assistant

I'm going on a job interview for a Clinical Assistant, but don't seem to remember the difference between this and a regular dental assistant. How are...

Lora in Austin, Texas

Updated 22 months ago


If you are a dental assistant-can they (Dentist or Office Mgr.) clean up toilets, patient bathroom? Just curious.

Jude L in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 22 months ago

Need a job! - 10 Replies

I am having a hard time finding a dental assistant job. Hardly anyone is hiring and im fresh out of DA school. Ive went to just about every...

Sharon in Denton, Texas

Updated 22 months ago

On the job training for Dental Assistant - 3 Replies

I am interested in asking a Dentist (Texas) I know about being able to do some "on the job" training. I have no dental experience and I am...

Natalya in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 23 months ago

pay rate - 386 Replies

I can't beleive the low pay scale they want to pay in Ga, or any where. go figure front dest help seems t make more than assistant. This up set me...

Jinova13 in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 23 months ago

Where in US is Dental Assistant paid well? - 1 Reply

I'm about to enter Dental Assistant program in Las Vegas NV. I don't think I will be happy making only around 30 000 dollars in the future,I'm...

toofairy in Portland, Oregon

Updated 23 months ago

They wont pay me for a working interview - 1 Reply

I had a working interview with a large chain. I have done a working interview with them before and was paid at the end of the interview. I was asked...

Silvia2012 in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Moving to a new state.

Hi, I'm wanting to go to a 13week program to get my dental assistant here in Fayettville, NC but I would be moving to Oklahoma City, OK in a year....

Lora in La Jolla, California

Updated 24 months ago

I'm already in school for DA but feel I made a mistake - 1 Reply

I go to a school for dental assisting and I'm paying so much money to become an RDA but supposedly I'll be getting an AA at the end of my course, but...

leonor in Deltona, Florida

Updated 24 months ago

Looking for work in Orlando - 11 Replies

I am an assistant with 20 plus years of experience. Having a terrible time finding the right office. I've spent a lot of time looking for positions...

hubcaps in Missoula, Montana

Updated 24 months ago

downside of dental assisting?? does your hands, back ever get injured? - 103 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...

rozanne Hoopii in Kahului, Hawaii

Updated 25 months ago

looking for an or go in??? - 1 Reply

The program I'm in requires us to find our own internship. I'm wondering what is the best way to do it call...what time is the day? Or just go in and...

Chris in Pleasanton, California

Updated 25 months ago

california rda law & ethics exam - 1 Reply

Anyone get their results yet?

Rose in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Updated 25 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?

Lora in La Jolla, California

Updated 25 months ago

Dental Assistant - where to start? - 1 Reply

I have given lots of thought to becoming a dental assistant. What is the best place to start? Thanks! in Washington, District of Columbia

X-ray re-certification

where can i go to get re-certified to take X-rays in Maryland and Va

Roxy in Dover, Delaware

Updated 25 months ago

Dental Assistant - 1 Reply

is there anybody can give me a right advise?. i am 32 years old guy and i want to change my career and i want to start with dental assistant.i live...


Updated 25 months ago

"Office Confessions" - 3 Replies

Hi everyone! I've been a DA in NYC for going on 2 years now. Let's face it: We all are overworked and underpaid. It comes with the territory lol....

toothfairy080 in Seattle, Washington

Updated 25 months ago

Should i become a dental assistant or not? - 1 Reply

i have read horror stories about dental assistant's interactions with their crazy dentists. is this a good career choice? if not, any suggestions?...

Anonymous in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Updated 26 months ago

Want to get paid more - 2 Replies

I have been a Dental Assistant for 17yrs. My last job I made 22 dollars an hour in a general practice and my boss thought that was too much! I am...

Monique in Paso Robles, California

Updated 26 months ago

Ever heard of Lowry Academy of Dental School or California Acadamey of Dental Assisting? - 11 Replies

I am interested in these 8 week courses but I am concerned of the credibility. Who will hire you if you have to wait 15 months to become even take... in Bedford, New Hampshire

Updated 26 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...

rubberdam in Seattle, Washington

returning to the dental practice

i have more than 18 years as an assistant/office manager. i was trained on site in a nyc dental office and have worked every single dental procedure...

Carolyn in Hamilton, Ontario

Updated 26 months ago

What is your CRAZIEST dental office story? - 9 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!)

hs3127 in Mesquite, Texas

Dental Assistant in Texas

I live in the Dallas area and I am currently enrolled in a Dental Assistant program at a CODA school. What is the job market like, currently? Do you...

HeatherCDA in Piscataway, New Jersey

Dental Office Hours

Why are dental office hours so difficult! I understand dentists like to accommodate patient's needs, but what about the staff?! We have lives too!...

Lora in La Jolla, California

Updated 27 months ago

Dental assistant - 1 Reply

i am a cda a burly graduated back in August, I've been working in a dental office for 8 months and the doctor beryl made me permanment and full time... in West Chester, Ohio

professional resume writers

I was wondering if you guys have ever used the professional resume writer. I have been out of the field a few years and my resume...

anny in Beaverton, Oregon

Updated 27 months ago

CDA 8yrs ago but never worked in field. What do I do now to start? - 1 Reply

Hi, I need some advice PLEASE!!! I graduated Atlanta Tech College in 2004(8 yrs ago), as a CDA with expanded duties, however I never worked in my...

halexis in Scarborough, Ontario

Refresher Course

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... in Los Angeles, California

Considering a WDS position in need of INPUT

I am considering pursuing a interview with Western Dental Services as a biller. I was wondering if any of you have ever worked or are currently...

Ruth Ann in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dental Assistant

I just moved to the area. I have been in the Dental field for 18 years. I have experience in all aspects of Dentistry. If anyone out there can help...

Lena Kozak in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 27 months ago

Dental Assistance needed in Arlington Heights IL - 6 Replies

Looking for individuals with the following skill set for filling multiple positions at the Arlington Heights, IL location: - Experience in Dental...

Carolyn in Hamilton, Ontario

Updated 27 months ago

middle age, want to start school? - 2 Replies

any thoughts on somebody my age (55), bored with housewifing. Let's say I complete DA school, how realistic is it to get hired as a DA with no...

brandon simmons in West Palm Beach, Florida

Updated 27 months ago

Dental Assistant Position - 28 Replies

I am searching for a dental assistant for my organization. Anyone have any suggestions on finding candidates. my email is

indeeduserdata in Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Question - 2 Replies

I was a patient of a dentist. There was some work done on my teeth and I felt something was not right during the procedure. I am an immigrant and...

Desiree in Warwick, Rhode Island

U.S. Career Institute Dental Ass. Program???

Hello ! Does anyone know anything about this school ( U.S. Career Institute....Dental Assistant program) and if anyone has been able to land a job IN...

angelraeblu in Downey, California

Updated 27 months ago

I need to interview a dental assistant about their job. Help?! - 1 Reply

I would like to start off by saying I am a student at Lakes High School, and I need to interview someone with a dental assisting job. This can be by...

Confused in Houston, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

I don't get it, is all positions in dentistry full of it? (minus the dentist). - 4 Replies

Hi Everyone, I'm currently 24. I'm almost done with just an a/s degree in bio. I have 3 classes left which I wanted to take over the next...

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