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Britt in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 3 days 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...

Samantha_ in Chicago, Illinois

Has anyone gone to Dorsey for Dental Assisting?

I'm thinking about going to Dorsey for the Dental Assisting Program. Is it a decent school to go to for training?

visitor in Friendship, Wisconsin

Updated 14 days ago

I HATE DENTAL ASSISTING - 482 Replies

Man if only I knew what I was getting myself into. My college advisor told me to become dental assistant. I followed her advice and I finished the...

Becky in Tampa, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 373 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...

Danyell in Independence, Iowa

Registration question

I just finished dental assisting school and I didn't LOVE it like I always thought I would. I recently also found out I'm pregnant, so I'm curious...

Kalia in Fresno, California

Updated 1 month ago

What is the difference? - 22 Replies

What is the difference in being a certified dental assistant (CDA) vs.a registered dental assistant?(RDA)

Nelly in Paterson, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

Dental Xray License: - 3 Replies

PLEASE HELP ME!! I just now joined this site and am in need of some serious assistance. I'm in the dental assisting/admnistrative prospective area...

Jillyjill916 in Southfield, Michigan

Updated 1 month ago

Unappreciated Assistants? - 197 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...

Jillyjill916 in Southfield, Michigan

Dental Assisting Doubts

Does anyone in this field feel like they have had enough and no longer want to be a dental assistant?? Don't get me wrong. My job physically is...

Anonymous in Union City, California

Updated 1 month ago

Is there a demand for RDAEF's? - 30 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...

Roger R. in Downey, California

Updated 1 month ago

Dental Assistant wanting to open my own dental office - 20 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...

ld23 in Phenix City, Alabama

Updated 1 month ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 83 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....

CJ in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 52 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...

Rebekah Horn in Wentzville, Missouri

CDA anywhere?

If Im a CDA in Missouri. Can I assist and take radiographs anywhere in the U.S? Preferably Flordia but anywhere really. Please Help?

DA in San Jose, California

salary

Hi there, I just graduated from a Dental Assisting program and I had an interview yesterday and I was offered 12 dollars an hour. I live in the Bay...

13jenwalker in Frankfort, Indiana

Updated 2 months ago

? about working interview - 182 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...

jemsinjk in Nashville, Tennessee

Pay starting out as a new RDA?!

I live in TN and all the offices I've interviewed at pay $11-$13 starting out which seems pretty low to me...I recently took a position at a...

tiffyarneson in Hemet, California

where can I find an office that is willing to offer an intern/externship?

I went to a small and short dental assisting program in 2012. The program did not offer an externship. So fast forward to 2016, I have yet to find a...

Cheryl in Bristol, Connecticut

Updated 2 months ago

Refresher Course - 2 Replies

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...

Samantha in San Marcos, California

Updated 2 months ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 553 Replies

Hi there!! What do you think? if you already took the RDA test please can you tell me your opinion.

OC Dental Academy in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Updated 3 months ago

How to find an internship?? - 12 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...

o2bknd in Santa Barbara, California

Updated 4 months ago

Just out of school where should I apply? - 1 Reply

Hi $ I went to a 10 week dental assisting program. I am wondering if I should apply at major corporations because they have on the job training, or...

darbymaquiria in Portsmouth, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 20 Replies

Hello, I'm currently a DA I that is looking for a entry level position. I have had 4 interviews but, that is as far as I get.Everyone is looking for...

Amy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND - 113 Replies

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 on 10 interviews and tommorow makes the 11th...

Joseph Vanderhoff Jr in San Bernardino, California

Updated 4 months ago

Intern/Extern at the office? - 12 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...

Keda in Hinesville, Georgia

Updated 4 months ago

Becoming a Dental Assistant in Georgia - 207 Replies

I've been a stay at home mom for the last 12 years and now that my children are in school its time to find a career for me. I've been looking into...

BozOlivia in Dallas, Texas

Updated 5 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...

Liz in San Diego, California

Updated 5 months ago

Salary for DA and RDA - 235 Replies

Hi there! I'm just curious to see what you all get paid as DA's and RDA's? I am just about to graduate my DA program and am a little unsure about...

Andrea in Florida

Updated 5 months ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 211 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...

Fedup322 in Ossining, New York

Updated 5 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 ....

Labnjab in Rochester, New Hampshire

Updated 6 months ago

Having no experience - 185 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...

Dental Assistant Training Site

Updated 7 months ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 153 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...

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 9 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...

Dr. Alizadeh in London, United Kingdom

Updated 9 months ago

REQUIREMENTS AS D.A. FOR A FOREIGN DENTIST - 90 Replies

hi all... i am new to this forum.. i am a dentist from india. just passed my B.D.S. degree.. i want to know that can i practice as a Dental...

Des in Smyrna, Delaware

Updated 9 months ago

RDA vs CDA? - 124 Replies

Could someone please explain to me what the difference is between a Registered Dental Assistant & a Certified Dental Assistant? THX!

Whispers84 in Tampa, Florida

Updated 10 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...

Bambi in Walsall, United Kingdom

Updated 10 months ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 90 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...

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 11 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...

Rose in Portland, Oregon

Updated 11 months ago

dental xray license - 125 Replies

I got my xray licence 20 years ago and I need to get a copy of it but I have no idea who to contact. Does anyone know?

Still trying in Fenton, Missouri

Updated 11 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 11 months ago

A DENTIST NOW A DENTAL ASSISTANT LIVING IN OREGON - 7 Replies

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 12 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

job

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 13 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...

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