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Veteran DA in Los Angeles, California

Who is struggling finding a dental assisting job?

Hi there! I'm curious, who is struggling to find a dental assisting job and why? What are some of the bumps you're coming up against? What are...

LeighLeiben09 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Updated 35 months ago

Oral Surgery Assistant - 5 Replies

I'm an assistant for an oral surgeon in TN and I'm wondering if it is possible to get an IV insertion certification. It's really the only skill that...

Elli in Fairfax, Virginia

Updated 36 months ago

am i really going to hate denal assisting? - 14 Replies

hi, im 19 years and i was just accepted into a very good and accredited dental assisting program, indiana university-purdue university-fort wayne,...

ladyTL30 in Oakland, California

penn foster dental assistant California

I was just wondering if any californians out there have taken/graduated/ from penn fosters dental assistant course? Ive been doing research on my...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 37 months ago

dental office hiring process - 1 Reply

How long does it usually take from interview to job offer to get a job in a dental office as a dental assistant? And do they always require a working...

Chandra_chambers in Seattle, Washington

Salary in Vegas

I currently live in Washington and I am thinking about moving to Las Vegas NV but I am curious what RDA's get paid there. I am Washington trained,...

Annetta Echols in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Updated 37 months ago

Dental Software - 31 Replies

Hi, Currently my office is using Dentrix software. I love this dental program because it is easy to navigate since it is Windows-based. I am...

Inscoe18 in Durham, North Carolina

Updated 37 months ago

Are there any other Dental Assistant opportunities? - 1 Reply

I'm wondering if there are any "hands off" or "non patient" career paths for dental assistant? I was trying to see if DA's could work for health...

Lina in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Updated 37 months ago

VCC, CDI, or MTI ? - 1 Reply

Hi guys, I want to prepare to become a CDA, but I'm soooo confused as to which college I should attend for the Certified Dental Assistant...

Belle28

Green Dental in Nashville, TN

Worked there as a dental assistant. ..worst place ever!

AlabamaDA in birmingham, Alabama

Trying to become certified in GA

I noticed there are more job opportunities in Georgia than Alabama. I am certified in FL at the moment and from my understanding (from what I was...

AlabamaDA in Wedowee, Alabama

Updated 38 months ago

Hateful dentist.... - 4 Replies

My DR. chewed me out before i left work last night. He asked if i ever shut the hell up and that i dont need to talk cause I don't know a damn...

Dorothy Branam in New Caney, Texas

moving to south Carolina

I have a Tx RDA certification and I want to move to south Carolina. How do I change my certification?

Lora in San Diego, California

Updated 41 months ago

What is a pay range for an oral surgery RDA? - 1 Reply

I am going to be completing my RDA program this year and I have interned in an oral surgery office through my program and they have asked me to give...

Louie in Lake Elsinore, California

Updated 41 months ago

salaries - 4 Replies

hello... just want know, if what is the mode of having a salary... like for example i search the average salary of a dental assistant is $44,000......

caravan67 in Pickering, Ontario

Need to choose between Durham and George Brown College Ontario Canada for Dental Assisting Program

I have applied to both Durham College and George Brown College here in Ontario, Canada and am having a hard time choosing which college to go to. I...

knb0706 in Livermore, California

Updated 42 months ago

What has your experience been like as an Orthodontic Assistant? - 1 Reply

I am currently in an RDA program and will be finishing my schooling this year. I'll have my x-ray license, coronal polish license and sealant license...

Lora in San Diego, California

Updated 43 months ago

Are you able to be an RDA through 10 weeks program ? - 1 Reply

I know that by finish a 1 year program at a community college will grand you the right to sit in for the exam to be an RDA, however, will finishing a...

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 43 months ago

does it really matter where you went to school for RDA? - 33 Replies

i'm from san diego. i've been thinking of taking a dental assisting class. problem is that i cannot afford to pay for a school like concorde. i was...

Dental Assistant Training Site in California

Updated 43 months ago

Is there any national or international standardization exists for dental assistants? - 1 Reply

I'm a dental assistant for years in Canada. Recently, I consider to move to New York State, because my husband will go there for a new job. I wonder...

Jennifer Hinds in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 43 months ago

Which would be a better career choice dental assistant or medical assistant? Please give a detailed answer - 2 Replies

Which one gives their employees health insurance more often?

priya in Irving, Texas

Updated 44 months ago

Show me the money... - 663 Replies

What are typical dental assistant salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 44 months ago

Everest college or no? - 351 Replies

Hello everyone. I am looking for any information about Everest college in Los Angeles,CA. I have done a lot of research on the school but i still...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 44 months ago

What school did you go to? What is the best school in states WA, AZ, CO? - 13 Replies

Hi, I currently live in Seattle, WA and I'm considering becoming a dental assistant. I have several options in schools and want the best, but I...

Dental Assistant Training Site in Los Angeles, California

Updated 44 months ago

If I'm an RDA in California and moving to Oklahoma can I perform to do sealants and prophy's as I am trained? - 1 Reply

I've been an RDA for about 2 years now, I'm looking to move to Oklahoma but notice they need accreditation from a CODA school. Would I have to take...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 44 months ago

what is it like being a dental assistant? - 1 Reply

So I'm in college right now (sophomore) and I can't decide on a major, there is nothing here in my school that I want to do. I originaly thought I...

Amanda Smith in Erlanger, Kentucky

Updated 44 months ago

Dental or Medical Assistant? - 8 Replies

I was a medical assistant for 5 years, the most I ever made was $12.50. The last time I worked in a med office was 3 years ago. So now I've been...

Dyanah in Glenpool, Oklahoma

Updated 44 months ago

Do i have to be a certified Dental Assistant to get a job? - 1 Reply

My aunt is an office manager at a dental office who is going to let me do an internship I was wondering if most dental offices require you to attend...

Amy in Lithia, Florida

Updated 45 months ago

Assisting in Tampa FL - 52 Replies

The salaries in Tampa FL all range from 11.00 - 15.00 starting out. I know a few ladies who make 20+ an hour, but that's with years of experience. I...

Constantine in Tacoma, Washington

Updated 45 months ago

Rhino XP slow speed motor and the assistina - 1 Reply

Is wondering if it is ok to lubricate my Rhino XP slow speed motor in the assistina? We are sterilizing our motors after every use and am not sure if...

Sarrah82 in Prescott, Arizona

Facebook Group for Dental/Hygiene Assts! :)

Hello! :) I'm a recent graduate from a 13-week Dental Asst Program and was browsing FB for a group to join and I couldn't find any! So I went...

Nexus21 in Portland, Oregon

Updated 46 months ago

Pay in Portland, Oregon - 51 Replies

My friend has been working as a dental assistant at a large practice for 10 years in Portland, Oregon. She is making $11.50 an hour and has not had a...

gerald444 in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 47 months ago

Transitioning from Dental Assisting to Dental Assitant Instructor - 1 Reply

Hello All!! My name is Asia, or as many of my co-workers and patients call me, Dr.Asia! I have been in the dental field since 1998. My training was...

Lacey in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Updated 48 months ago

How in the world do i get a job/ foot in the door!!! - 3 Replies

I recently (9 mo) ago finished da school. I was supposed to be placed (extern) in a good office setting where i thought I would get a job . So before...

GG in Aurora, Colorado

Updated 49 months ago

Need help! Can't decide between two job offers as Dental Assistant. - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, After applying for several weeks and going to several interviews I finally got some job offers but I can't decide which one to pick....

m.h. in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Bringing in resume

I had a dental appointment this week (at a new dentists office due to just moving here) I mentioned that I just finished dental school and when the...

kaameelah

Updated 49 months ago

how to become RDA? - 73 Replies

Hi, My friend is a licensed dentist in the philippines, she just migrated to California, what are the requirements to become a registered dental...

AGRusco in Port Orchard, Washington

Relocating to FL need info on DA to RDH programs and residency

I live in WA state. I am relocating to S FL after I sale my house (within 6 mos) I am currently going to school to do my preq for dental hygiene....

in San Jose, California

Updated 50 months ago

FIND THE DENTIST OFFICE HIRE ME WHY IT IS TOO HARD? - 42 Replies

Hi everyone I live in Marietta now.After i graduated from dental assistance couse in 2 months ago i could not find a job until now. Can everyone in...

kee in Sun City Center, Florida

Updated 50 months ago

Can not find a job - 48 Replies

I reciently just spent close to $2500 to take a 10 week class for dental assisting. I was told there was a great demand for us. But I have been...

kate in Worcester, Massachusetts

Dental Assistant National Board Exam.

Hi Everyone, I'm currently working at a Dental Clinic as a Dental Assistant. By the end of this year it will be two years exact working there. The...

Michele in Leander, Texas

Updated 51 months ago

Has Anyone Attended the Austin Dental Assistant School? - 1 Reply

I have been trying to do research on them to find out if their graduates actually get hired or not and I can't find anything on them! If someone...

jdaviss in St. Louis, Missouri

Finishing up the only CDA certified school in St. Louis. Going out on externship in 2 weeks

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...

RDAJenny in sacramento, California

Updated 52 months ago

Anybody working / has worked in a prison? - 6 Replies

My girlfriend works in a small office as an RDA, I believe, and is getting ready to move on. She has been considering a job at a prison in...

DentalFairy in Port Charlotte, Florida

Updated 53 months ago

How much do you make an hour/week as a CDA? - 1 Reply

Sorry if you feel this is personal i just like to know from real DA's and not averages online. Also where do you work and how many ppl are in your...

malathi in Pontiac, Illinois

Updated 54 months ago

Dental Assistant RDA - 8 Replies

I need to take the New Jersey expand duties(NJXDG) for my RDA certification, I need any advice how to prepare for the exam,any book, review, website...

rachael in Clermont, Florida

I need to interview a dental assistant about their job.....?

hello, i need to interview a dental assistant for my health project. this will not take muchtime and can be done through email or phone. i've tried...

tylisha31 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 54 months ago

Boom or bust? - 24 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 dental assistant...

Krista 1277 in Evansville, Indiana

Updated 54 months ago

Radiology License - 2 Replies

I became a dental assistant by training on the job in 2006, I have since worked in different offices and recently took and passed my Radiation Health...

poolel in Portland, Tennessee

Is it worth having my RDA reactivated after 10 years of being retired?

I am a stay-at-home mom of one child and have been for the last 10 years. I would like to get back into Dentistry but wonder if it will be worth it...

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