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Updated 4 days ago


They are racist! I live in alabama no luck graduated in 2015 for dental assisting and no one will hire me and I'm light skin, the crap is just...

Bonnie J Bazydlo BS RT T

Updated 6 days ago

Salary for DA and RDA - 237 Replies

[QUOTE who="Teresa"]Seeing $40.00 dental assistant .It will never happen. Never. Maybe $ 25.00 $27.00 at the most..Not $ 40.00.[/QUOTE] It does...


Updated 6 days ago

RDA vs CDA? - 127 Replies

I am dental assistant level 1 & 2 plus x-ray certified from Ontario, Canada. I have given my NDAEB ( National Dental Assistanting Examining Board ) I...

Stephanie Schumann

Updated 21 days ago

starting back into dental assisting - 14 Replies

I have been an RDA for 25 yrs. My doctor retired in 2015 and new doctor took over. He let me go in Jan. 2017. I have kept up my license. I am...

Paya The Papaya

How do I become a Dental Assistant?

In less than a month, I'm moving to Santa Barbara with my nephew (he's coming from Taiwan to go to college here) and we're moving in together. I was...

DA in California

Updated 1 month ago


Im seriously considering leaving the profession. I've been working for 6yrs in the field and it's taking it's toll on my sanity & health! The...


Updated 1 month ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 170 Replies

[QUOTE who="Joelybugg in Dahlonega, Georgia"]I love my job but I don't really recommend it. I actually had a hygienist friend who didn't recommend me...


Updated 1 month ago

Is there a demand for RDAEF's? - 32 Replies

*wrong office


Updated 1 month ago

Struggling - 1 Reply

With the high-vac suction, make sure you aren't resting it with too much pressure on the patient's mouth because it can be easily knocked out of...


Updated 1 month ago

Dental temp agencies in Los Angeles? - 7 Replies looking for dental assistants full time hours and flexible work scheduling is...


Dental assistant in corrections interview

Hi guys. I have an interview at a prison in California for an rda position. Im wondering if theres anyone on here who can give me a few pointers on...


Updated 1 month ago

Having no experience - 188 Replies

[QUOTE who="MandyJ in Greenville, Texas"]Hi, i have been thinking about becoming a RDA but i really dont know how to go about it. i have done my...


Updated 1 month ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 380 Replies

[QUOTE who="azvette89 in Dallas, Texas"]What kind of money are all of you making in the Dallas,Tx area? I start a dental assisting program next...


Dental assistant/ specialty office , pay increase

What kind of pay increase should i be looking for on my anniversary date?


Dental assistant/ specialty office , pay increase

What kind of pay increase should i be looking for on my anniversary date?


Updated 2 months ago

Berkshire College - Seattle (KENT) - Has anyone attended this school?? - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="marycontrary in Seattle, Washington"]I am planning on attending Berkshire College located in Kent, Washington (about 20 minutes outside...


Updated 2 months ago

How to find an internship?? - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="cassandra in South Gate, California"]Hi my name is Cassandra and im having a very hard time looking for work as a dental assistant . Im...

Updated 2 months ago

How long did it take you to feel comfortable chairside assisting? - 1 Reply

Hey Jasmine! Everything you are feeling is 100% normal! I remember those days and feeling so overwhelmed with all I needed to learn, wondering if I...

Bere Ramos

First time in this carrier

Hi, I was going thru this web site and I really like the opinions about other people I like to hear about yours experiences. I'm barely starting my...


Updated 2 months ago

Any tips on taking digital x-rays?! - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Linda Friday in Santa Clara, California"]Hi! I just started a job and I have been an assistant for 6 months elsewhere , I have mostly...


Updated 3 months ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 569 Replies

[QUOTE who="toni in Los Angeles, California"]Hi everyone, 11-10-12,just took my law and ethics ,yea I passed, thanks for all the info u guys gave me,...


Cancelling license

I am not working as an RDA and I don't want to renew my license but I am not sure how to cancel my license other than just waiting for 5 years for it...


Updated 3 months ago

dental xray license - 126 Replies

I took the ROP dental Assisting course 17 yrs ago at that time I also got my x-ray certification. I took a break from assisting, and now that I want...


Helping a new practice

Hi all, I'm an RDA that has 4 years of experience and received the opportunity to help the start up of a new practice. The doctor is paying me...

Xemerius in Lakewood, Washington

Updated 4 months ago


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...

Jan in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 5 months ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 92 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...

Layla in Edmonton, Alberta

Updated 5 months ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 84 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....

gkenney777 @ gmail. com in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 5 months ago

Getting back into the Dental field - 1 Reply

Hi, I have worked as a dental assistant for 2 years. I moved to Albany,ny 4 years ago and haven't worked in a dental office since then. I am trying...

Sathya in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Updated 6 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 21 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...

Thinking in Oshawa, Ontario

Updated 8 months ago

Dental Assistant...A Good Career Change? - 188 Replies

I'm looking to make a switch in my career from business to the dental field. I have done a bunch of research as for options and schools, and found...

Ela in Cary, Illinois

Updated 9 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...

Janelizabeth in Bremerton, Washington

Currently in school

Hello all, I am currently in dental assisting school. The first part is online. The first few chapters in my book focus on body systems, bones in...

Hatedentalassisting2 in Seattle, Washington

Updated 10 months ago

Unappreciated Assistants? - 198 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...

Britt in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 10 months 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?

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 11 months 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 11 months 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

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...

Roger R. in Downey, California

Updated 12 months ago

Dental Assistant wanting to open my own dental office - 18 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...

CJ in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 12 months 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


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 12 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 13 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...

o2bknd in Santa Barbara, California

Updated 14 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...

Joseph Vanderhoff Jr in San Bernardino, California

Updated 14 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 15 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...

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