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Lina in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Updated 11 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 12 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 12 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 14 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 20 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 21 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 21 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 22 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 23 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....

Lora in San Diego, California

Updated 23 months ago

Colorado dental assistant moving to California help! - 1 Reply

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...

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...

Marina in Garden Grove, California

Updated 23 months ago

Is there a demand for RDAEF's? - 27 Replies

I am a DA, working on eventually getting my RDA as soon as I can. I would like to then become an RDAEF. I was wondering though if there is a need for...


Updated 23 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 24 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 24 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 25 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 27 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 27 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 28 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...

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