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TJ

Updated 12 hours ago

Salary for DA and RDA - 234 Replies

It’s very disappointing to see the depreciated salaries in the dental field over the last 38 years. I’ve worked as an dental assistant/RDA with...

nino

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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...

Tiny

Updated 9 days ago

Shoul a pregnant DA be taking x-rays - 105 Replies

I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant (2nd trimester) and i have been at a complete battle with the other da's and rda's at my office about X-rays. They...

Researcher

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

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

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

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

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...

giulia blanca

Updated 22 days ago

I HATE DENTAL ASSISTING - 465 Replies

I used to be in the same boat. i was an rda for many years. at first the dr was fine, but as he got older he became more of a jerk. i went to...

erin

Updated 24 days ago

South Florida Dental Assisting School - 9 Replies

is this the school in north miami? im thinking about going this month. please tell me more

Lakeya McLloyd

Updated 27 days ago

I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND - 112 Replies

[QUOTE who="Tasha in Jacksonville, Florida"]Hi everyone! I've been an assistant for 1 year and i'm cda/rda and i have an x-ray license and i've been...

queenbreezie

Updated 27 days ago

Torn between RN and RDA - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="2Legit in Cincinnati, Ohio"]Congrats on your upcoming marriage! Two things to ask yourself: Travel takes money; schooling takes money....

darshini

Updated 29 days ago

REQUIREMENTS AS D.A. FOR A FOREIGN DENTIST - 91 Replies

i have the same doubt.. what is the reply for this? i have also completed bds in india and i want to work as dental assistant in california.

darshini

Updated 29 days ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 548 Replies

hello iM a dentist from India. i have 3 years of dental experience in india. can i give the Rda exam here with this experience? or can i work as a...

jegloade

Updated 1 month ago

Interview Preparation - 4 Replies

What is a "diva"?

Le91

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

Updated 1 month ago

Colorado dental assistant moving to California help! - 2 Replies

Hi I wanna move to Colorado because the person who I love live there, I work as dental assistant in California and I wonder if is possible to work as...

OrthoT

Updated 1 month ago

EFDA - 442 Replies

I work for one of the largest orthodontists in the US. I have 5 years experience. I make $16/hr. I am considering going into general dentistry...

Amy

Updated 1 month ago

Being a dental assistant instructor - 99 Replies

[QUOTE who="josie in Lebanon, New Jersey"]Hello everyone! I have been in the dental field for over 16 years, I have worked both as an assistant and...

Bony

Updated 3 months ago

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

Is cleaning the bathroom is part of the dental assistant job?

Lynette in Roanoke, Virginia

Updated 3 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 3 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...

mr combo in trenton, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 53 Replies

Hi all! I am looking at different schools in my area for Dental Assisting. There is one school with a 10 month program which looks good but is...

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 4 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...

cdabmp in Anonymous, North Carolina

Updated 4 months ago

Unappreciated Assistants? - 192 Replies

I think after 5 years i'm trowing in the towel. I'm not really seeking advice, but more or less wondering if I am alone in my struggle. I started...

suzyque in Sudbury, Massachusetts

Updated 4 months ago

? about working interview - 183 Replies

I have a working interview next week and the dr. wants me to come in as much as possible mon-thurs. I am so nervous because they know I just...

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...

MJ in Hastings, Minnesota

Updated 4 months ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 212 Replies

I have read some other discussions and it seems like many dental assistants hate their jobs. I am considering becoming a dental assistant and would...

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 5 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 5 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....

michaelh in Seattle, Washington

Updated 5 months ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 149 Replies

My fiance is considering becoming a dental assistant in Syracuse NY. Her father has several dentists as clients in his business, He's telling her...

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 6 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 6 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 6 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...

ATS Flower Mound in Flower Mound, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 365 Replies

I am looking into Dental Assisting as my next career move. I have looked at several schools and all of them range from 6-12 months long. I found...

mshifera in College Park, Maryland

Updated 6 months ago

Having no experience - 180 Replies

I'm interested in becoming a dental assistant. I have no experience in the field. Is it possible for dental facilities to hire you without dental...

Anonymous8989 in king of prussia, Pennsylvania

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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....

Narin in North York, Ontario

Updated 8 months ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 91 Replies

Hi I was hoping other dental assistants would share with me. What do you do that sets you apart from other assistants? or saves time? keeps your...

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