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BozOlivia in Dallas, Texas

Updated 15 months ago

Did you feel prepared when you first started working? - 1 Reply

I'm currently in the last term of my dental assisting program and I still feel really unprepared to start working. I'm currently interning at two...

Fedup322 in Ossining, New York

Updated 16 months ago

How Crazy is the Dentist you work for? - 10 Replies

How insane is the dentist you work with ? Let me hear some storys? And why do you like your job ?

Dental Assistant in Slidell, Louisiana

Should your office provide x-Ray badges?

Hello, I have been an assistant for 7 years and recently found out I am 5 weeks pregnant. I was not overly concerned about my exsposure to X-rays but...

Heather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Overtime for dental asst

I am a dental assistant that is being trained on the job and I'm currently still in training I currently worked the last pay period over 110 hours ....

Lesnbsu in Troy, Ohio

Pay for dental assistant

Hello dental world I need some help I have just moved from Fort Worth Texas to Dayton Ohio Bc of my husband job I have been a dental Asst for 10 yrs...

Js in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 19 months ago

have licenses NO EXPERIENCE - 3 Replies

I graduated dental school june of 2010 from the efda program i hold xray and efda license and still have not found a job i'm so frustrated i feel...

Whispers84 in Tampa, Florida

Updated 20 months ago

Anyone know of weekend certification courses for Expanded Function and x-ray? - 4 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...

Daniel in Montréal, Quebec

10 years as a Dental Assistant. Looking for a new carrer, what are my options?

HI there, my partner has been working as a Dental Assistant for about 10 years and recently quit due to unhealthy work environment. My partner is...

Mark 4144 in Florida

Do dental offices not check to see if RDA's are carrying active licenses?

My relative, with a cancelled dental assistant license, can go in a dental office, get a working interview, get hired, then suddenly 3 weeks later,...

William in Monterey Park, California

Updated 21 months ago

How to practice being a Dental Assistant with foreign education and experience?????? - 1 Reply

My wife came to the United States about two years ago. Green card, social security card all is good to go. Here's some info about her: -She...

Still trying in Fenton, Missouri

Updated 21 months ago

thinking of joining temp agency for da jobs - 1 Reply

hi all- i ahve been a da for 10 plus year---seen it all- done it all--worked for a great dds for 7 years then he retired and sold his practice- he...

Q in Bend, Oregon

Updated 22 months ago


Hi! I used to be a Dentist graduated in the year 1995 in my country in the Philippines. I have been living now in Beaverton, Oregon for the past 5...

LAURENL in Ashburn, Virginia

Updated 22 months ago

EFDA - 442 Replies

Where are all the efda's at. I have over 23 yrs in the game in phila, wondering what other states have this specialty and what are the salary ranges

nino in Decatur, Georgia


I am a dental assistant who graduated in South Carolina unfortunately I don't have that much experience but I am looking for a job that will hire me...


Updated 23 months ago

Shoul a pregnant DA be taking x-rays - 104 Replies

I was wondering how safe or unsafe is to take x-rays wile being pregnant? Is it ok to refuse?

Researcher in Toronto, Ontario

Canadian dental assistants?

Hi there, I'm looking for people who trained for dental assisting and dental hygiene through programs offered at privately run colleges in Canada to...

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 24 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 sounds too good to be true to find a 12 week program...

queenbreezie in San diego, California

Updated 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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...


Updated 26 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 27 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 27 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 27 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...


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 28 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 28 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 31 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 31 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...

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...

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