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LittleRedhead in Boulder, Colorado

Updated 9 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 9 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....

jimkonga in Blacksburg, Virginia

Updated 11 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 12 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...


Updated 13 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 14 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 14 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...

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 15 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 15 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 15 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...

dtipp in Florida

Updated 15 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...


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 15 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...

OC Dental Academy in Dana Point, California

Updated 17 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 18 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 18 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 19 months ago

RDA vs CDA? - 122 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 21 months ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 78 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....

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 months ago

Show me the money... - 664 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 21 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 21 months ago

Can a felon become a dental assistant? - 56 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 21 months ago

Everest college or no? - 352 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 24 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 24 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...

socal_robin90 in Colton, California

Updated 24 months ago

Intern/Extern at the office? - 11 Replies

Many times these girls are working for little pay or no pay. I always try and teach / help/ encourage them as much as I can to prepare them for...

Lacey in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Updated 25 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 26 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...

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