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Ortho RDA

Updated 7 months ago

California Allowable Duties for Ortho as RDA--Advice Please!!! - 1 Reply

Hey! I just started Ortho this year and I was wondering the same thing!!! I work in a clinic as well and perform the same duties. They dental board...


Updated 8 months ago

Getting an orthodontic assistant job. - 50 Replies

[QUOTE who="Host"]How did you get your start doing orthodontic assistant work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current...


Updated 11 months ago

Can having a flawed smile effect your chance of getting a dental assistant job? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Heather in Flint, Texas"]Yes it can. For instance i am interviewing to be a orthodontic assistant ( at the orthodontist i go to) and she...

sidney vallon

Updated 12 months ago

older orthodontic assistants - 1 Reply

It could be because they think since you're older it would be harder on your body. Some orthodontists enjoy hiring young girls fresh out of school...

Holly James in Peoria, Arizona

Updated 14 months ago

What are typical orthodontic assistant salaries? - 88 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

yl1976 in Astoria, New York

Updated 21 months ago

Resume for Orthodontic Assistant - 17 Replies

Does anyone have any information or tips on writing a really good resume for an Orthodontic Assistant? I am currently an Orthodontic Assistant but I...

Ortho curious in West Plains, Missouri

How many of you apply brackets or appliances?

Do any of you apply/remove brackets? Or determine corrective action/approach? What's the most involved or challenging service you perform? Thanks

ortho asst

Updated 33 months ago

Are orthodontic assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 2 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most orthodontic...

newRDA in Dallas, Texas

Finding a job as a new grad

Hi! I just completed my RDA course in August and passed my tests for the RDA/Nitrous but am struggling finding a job as everyone wants someone with...

ortho chick in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Updated 46 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your orthodontic assistant career? - 6 Replies

What do you enjoy most about being an orthodontic assistant? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to...

Kathy Marino in Newport News, Virginia

Updated 46 months ago

color display - 7 Replies

How do you display your color choices to your patients?

Ortholuv in San Mateo, California

Updated 49 months ago

Tips for orthodontic assistant interviews. - 1 Reply

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

kristen in Duluth, Georgia


if youre a orthodontic assitant , please use the term THERAPIST ,not assistant ' ya'll are so much more then a assistant , this is a professional...

Valerie Plourde in Northwest Ga, Georgia

Orthodontic assisting Job

I would realy love the chance to prove I am a hard worker! I took an online corse for Orthodontic assiting and was certified in March of 08. I have...

Working Mom in Vernon, New Jersey

Does your Dr. pay for your annual OSHA course?

Does your Dr. pay for any of your con't ed. CPR, or OSHA courses?

Alda in Texas

Orthoptist - Opening in Saudi

Leading Hospital in Saudi requires Orthoptist in the Department of Outpatient Services. Excellent Salary with following benefits. Interested...

jbyberryr in Fairplay, Colorado

Updated 69 months ago

To be the best... - 5 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every orthodontic assistant must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your orthodontic...

Gabbriana in Fishers, Indiana

Updated 73 months ago

what do you think?... - 2 Replies

Do you think their is much difference in salary for CDA vs.COA?? What are your thoughts on this?... tnx, Gabrianna!! PS. has any body...

Joyce in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 74 months ago

What are the best orthodontic assistant qualifications and training to get ahead? - 1 Reply

What is the best training for becoming an orthodontic assistant? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

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