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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 32 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 33 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 33 months ago

starting back into dental assisting - 13 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...

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 33 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 33 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 33 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 34 months ago

Show me the money... - 663 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 34 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...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 34 months ago

Everest college or no? - 351 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 34 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 34 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 34 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 34 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 35 months ago

Dental Assistant...A Good Career Change? - 187 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 35 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...

Amy in Lithia, Florida

Updated 35 months ago

Assisting in Tampa FL - 52 Replies

The salaries in Tampa FL all range from 11.00 - 15.00 starting out. I know a few ladies who make 20+ an hour, but that's with years of experience. I...

Constantine in Tacoma, Washington

Updated 35 months ago

Rhino XP slow speed motor and the assistina - 1 Reply

Is wondering if it is ok to lubricate my Rhino XP slow speed motor in the assistina? We are sterilizing our motors after every use and am not sure if...

Sarrah82 in Prescott, Arizona

Facebook Group for Dental/Hygiene Assts! :)

Hello! :) I'm a recent graduate from a 13-week Dental Asst Program and was browsing FB for a group to join and I couldn't find any! So I went...

Nexus21 in Portland, Oregon

Updated 36 months ago

Pay in Portland, Oregon - 51 Replies

My friend has been working as a dental assistant at a large practice for 10 years in Portland, Oregon. She is making $11.50 an hour and has not had a...

gerald444 in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 37 months ago

Transitioning from Dental Assisting to Dental Assitant Instructor - 1 Reply

Hello All!! My name is Asia, or as many of my co-workers and patients call me, Dr.Asia! I have been in the dental field since 1998. My training was...

Lacey in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Updated 38 months ago

How in the world do i get a job/ foot in the door!!! - 3 Replies

I recently (9 mo) ago finished da school. I was supposed to be placed (extern) in a good office setting where i thought I would get a job . So before...

GG in Aurora, Colorado

Updated 39 months ago

Need help! Can't decide between two job offers as Dental Assistant. - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, After applying for several weeks and going to several interviews I finally got some job offers but I can't decide which one to pick....

m.h. in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Bringing in resume

I had a dental appointment this week (at a new dentists office due to just moving here) I mentioned that I just finished dental school and when the...


Updated 39 months ago

how to become RDA? - 73 Replies

Hi, My friend is a licensed dentist in the philippines, she just migrated to California, what are the requirements to become a registered dental...

AGRusco in Port Orchard, Washington

Relocating to FL need info on DA to RDH programs and residency

I live in WA state. I am relocating to S FL after I sale my house (within 6 mos) I am currently going to school to do my preq for dental hygiene....

in San Jose, California

Updated 40 months ago


Hi everyone I live in Marietta now.After i graduated from dental assistance couse in 2 months ago i could not find a job until now. Can everyone in...

kee in Sun City Center, Florida

Updated 40 months ago

Can not find a job - 48 Replies

I reciently just spent close to $2500 to take a 10 week class for dental assisting. I was told there was a great demand for us. But I have been...

kate in Worcester, Massachusetts

Dental Assistant National Board Exam.

Hi Everyone, I'm currently working at a Dental Clinic as a Dental Assistant. By the end of this year it will be two years exact working there. The...

Michele in Leander, Texas

Updated 41 months ago

Has Anyone Attended the Austin Dental Assistant School? - 1 Reply

I have been trying to do research on them to find out if their graduates actually get hired or not and I can't find anything on them! If someone...

jdaviss in St. Louis, Missouri

Finishing up the only CDA certified school in St. Louis. Going out on externship in 2 weeks

I am starting my externship in 2 weeks as a dental assistant. I have passed the ICE part of the exam. I have the Radiation part and the Gen Chairside...

RDAJenny in sacramento, California

Updated 43 months ago

Anybody working / has worked in a prison? - 6 Replies

My girlfriend works in a small office as an RDA, I believe, and is getting ready to move on. She has been considering a job at a prison in...

DentalFairy in Port Charlotte, Florida

Updated 43 months ago

How much do you make an hour/week as a CDA? - 1 Reply

Sorry if you feel this is personal i just like to know from real DA's and not averages online. Also where do you work and how many ppl are in your...

malathi in Pontiac, Illinois

Updated 44 months ago

Dental Assistant RDA - 8 Replies

I need to take the New Jersey expand duties(NJXDG) for my RDA certification, I need any advice how to prepare for the exam,any book, review, website...

rachael in Clermont, Florida

I need to interview a dental assistant about their job.....?

hello, i need to interview a dental assistant for my health project. this will not take muchtime and can be done through email or phone. i've tried...

tylisha31 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 44 months ago

Boom or bust? - 24 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most dental assistant...

Krista 1277 in Evansville, Indiana

Updated 44 months ago

Radiology License - 2 Replies

I became a dental assistant by training on the job in 2006, I have since worked in different offices and recently took and passed my Radiation Health...

poolel in Portland, Tennessee

Is it worth having my RDA reactivated after 10 years of being retired?

I am a stay-at-home mom of one child and have been for the last 10 years. I would like to get back into Dentistry but wonder if it will be worth it...

Dr. Rick Waters in Athens, Georgia

Updated 45 months ago

Relocating To Georgia - 1 Reply

Im Moving to Georgia soon and need to know the requirements to work as a dental assistant? I currently live in Texas and have an RDA license is that...

Michele Holt in Leander, Texas

Updated 46 months ago

Dental Assisting Program in Austin Texas? - 4 Replies

I need some advice on the best school to attend for Dental Assisting in Austin, TX. I've become so frustrated searching online. Everest Institute has...

rdh in kingston in Hamilton, Ontario

Updated 47 months ago

Other career options? - 5 Replies

I've been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years and believe I have just burned out. This year, I let my certification laspe and have not completed the...

RDAJenny in sacramento, California

Any RDAEF2's out there??

Hey there, I'm interested in becoming and RDAEF2. Anyone out there willing to share their experiences and advice on the program and how the EF2...

JamezWilliams in Alameda, California

Updated 47 months ago

I have slightly shaky hands but.... - 1 Reply

My dream right now is to become a dental assistant. What type of fine motor control/ manual dexterity and is needed to do the job? I have no problems...

RDA student in San Ramon, California

Updated 47 months ago

Anybody like being a RDA? - 2 Replies

I am starting RDA school this January and have been reading the posts on this forum for a couple of months now and it seems like nobody likes their...

RDA student in San Ramon, California

Updated 48 months ago

Dental Assisting as a temporary career? - 3 Replies

So I am 17, and i am going to be starting an RDA program on 2/14/2012 and it is over 2/2013. The program that i am doing guarantees me a job since...

Smileysuzie in redwing, Minnesota

Updated 48 months ago

Aspen dental - 1 Reply

I saw a job opening in my area for aspen dental and I was wondering if anyone else has worked there. Is it a good place to work?

Rehabilitated Gal in San Ramon, California

Has anyone been rejected from the California Dental Hygiene for such criminal activity?

Hello, I am currently in a dental hygiene program and will be taking the national and state board exams in 2 years. I did something really stupid 18...

Mrs.V in Stockton, California

Salary of Dental/ RDA in Stockton, Tracy Modesto, Central Valley, California

I am looking for employment in the dental office. The last time I worked as an RDA/Oral Surg. Asst. I was making 13.00 hr. That was 9 years ago. Now...

Thommee in Columbia, South Carolina

Updated 49 months ago

RDA exam in southern california. - 24 Replies

hi you guys. I'm currently going to everest college to become a DA. I will be applying for the RDA exam. How many questions are on the exam?...

MrsDJMW in Buffalo, New York

Updated 49 months ago

Am I to old to be a dental assistant? - 2 Replies

If i want to change career at 60 could i be a dental assistant?

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