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 to take still. Anyway. What are some of you new Dental Assistants making starting out. CERTIFIED ONLY! How do you like it? Are they just throwing you right in when you start? Or are they giving you time to adjust? I was told not except anything less than 13 an hour.They say 13 an hour is low. And NEVER anything close to like 8 an hour or close to minimum wage! And if you are offered that little amount and you do take it, to ask why do they feel as if youre worth so little because that is a substantially low amount as a Certified DA. Thoughts??