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Tamearas in Chester, Virginia

Dental Assistant Schoos inVA

I'm a recent high school graduate looking to start my career in the dental field as a dental assistant but I'm having trouble finding a good program....

qteepa2t in Orlando, Florida

Where should I go to Dental Assisting school in or near Los Angeles??ANY HELP WELCOME

I am living in Florida and am moving to Cali but I want to know what the best school for dental assisting would be for me to go to? Do I have to be...

cannismith in Springfield, Missouri

moving states!! help!

I want to move to NYC. I'm planning on taking a dental assisting course in Missouri. Have any assistants here moved states with their certification?...

kayborDA in White Plains, New York

I hate dental assisting

I've been a DA for over 30 years and everything folks say is true!...if you like getting mentally and emotionally abused go into this field, and if...

erin in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 13 months ago

South Florida Dental Assisting School - 9 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...

queenbreezie in San diego, California

Updated 14 months ago

Torn between RN and RDA - 3 Replies

I would really appreciate some advice, as I'm feeling really torn and confused right now about my next move. My dream is to travel the world, and do...

jegloade in Ryde, Australia

Updated 14 months ago

Interview Preparation - 4 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming dental assistant interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Le91 in Hudson, Ohio

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 in San Ysidro, California

Updated 14 months ago

Colorado dental assistant moving to California help! - 2 Replies

Hi my name is Alexis thanks for Looking! I'm currently a dental assistant/efda here in aurora Colorado I have been a da for about 10years right out...

Amy in Norwood, Pennsylvania

Updated 14 months ago

Being a dental assistant instructor - 99 Replies

Hello everyone! I have been in the dental field for over 16 years, I have worked both as an assistant and Tx/financial coordinator. I felt like...

Bony

Updated 16 months ago

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

This really pissed me off. When I worked as a dental assistant, my boss made me do all the cleaning. This included vaccumiing, mopping floors,...

Lynette in Roanoke, Virginia

Updated 17 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 17 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...

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 17 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...

eg412

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...

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 18 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 18 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....

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 19 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 19 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 19 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...

Anonymous8989 in king of prussia, Pennsylvania

Updated 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 21 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 21 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....

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 24 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...

Elli in Fairfax, Virginia

Updated 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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...

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 27 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...

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 30 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 30 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......

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...

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