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Ashell in Plano, Texas

Updated 56 months ago

going on externship - 12 Replies

Hey everyone...I am getting ready to go on my externship real soon....I am getting really nervous....I'm scared I am not going to remember...

GetFreeDental in Houston, Texas

Updated 56 months ago

Where to start ... - 1 Reply

Hello ... I have had my share of dental issues over the years and now help the poor to find basic dental care. I would like to do more and have...

kneec in Bronx, New York

any DAs from NYC?

I've recently graduated from a DA training program and was just wondering if any DAs from the NYc area could provide any insight on what to expect....

DentalGURU2009 in Harvard, Illinois

Updated 56 months ago

interviewing - 1 Reply

dear dental assistants. I have been out of dental assisting for about 2 years partly because of breast cancer and losing my last job. I'm applying...

Nichole Hudson in Los Angeles, California

Updated 57 months ago

Dental asst. - 1 Reply

Hi my name is Crystal and I live in Maine, I have my Cert. for Dental Assisting and was wondering if anyone knows where I can go to get my x-ray...

Krystal in Los Angeles, California

Questions about Dental Assisting from someone whose looking to change careers.

Hi Guys. Well I have been working in Reality TV For about the past 6 years, and I have just been laid off from yet another post production company...

JasonDDI in Fresno, California

Updated 57 months ago

Received a job as a surgery assistant at a Maxillofacial Surgeon owned practice and now after a month having problems - 11 Replies

I went to school for 14 months at SJVC to become a dental assistant as a straight A student, 3.8 GPA, and wasn't able to find a job for 7 months...

RDA WORKER in Trenton, New Jersey

Updated 57 months ago

RDA Exam Preparation - 12 Replies

Hi! I was just wondering if anyone knows any good RDA Practical exam courses that are good to enroll in? I am taking the RDA practical exam in...

DA INST in Keller, Texas

Updated 57 months ago

Is this typical??? - 2 Replies

I am a DA working a 30 hr. work week. The dentist I work for has 1 DA, 1 EFDA, and 2 HYG. Last week we had several cancellations and I was told not...

Islander in San Juan, Puerto Rico

If DA and DHyginiest are for?

Hi: I moving to FL in may 2012 and I will want to study to take the DH certification so I can work for my cousin in Naples. But this is the ? Are DA...

Lora in La Jolla, California

Updated 57 months ago

Dental interviews - 6 Replies

I am very frustrated going from one interview to another one just to be used and be taken advantage of. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with...

Anna in Sun Valley, Nevada

Updated 58 months ago

resume - 1 Reply

hello guys, iam looking for the DA job n to apply i have to send resume. so i am looking for the resume stuff. i will really appreciate the guys...

Anna in Sun Valley, Nevada

Updated 58 months ago

Bleaching impressions - 2 Replies

My dentist recently told me that we can no longer take the impression for bleaching trays, we can pick out the tray, mix and load the alginate, but...

Janis in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

Updated 58 months ago

I have two choices for schools and can't decide! - 12 Replies

Hi everyone, I would appreciate any advice/opinions from all of you. I am currently planning on attending a one semester accredited school in...

Wow in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 58 months ago

cda test - 1 Reply

It's been a few years since I've worked as a dental assistant. I currently only have my radiology and nitrous certifications. Can someone please...

DentalGURU2009 in Genoa City, Wisconsin

Interview FOLLY

Recent interview- "Hello, I see you live in_____. How long did it take you to get here? " Question 2: Do you have kids? Question 3: How old are...

DentalGURU2009 in Genoa City, Wisconsin

Updated 58 months ago

How tthe pay sucks in Florida - 5 Replies

I've 25 years of experience as an assistant. I've never earned over 13 dollars an hour in Miami. I'm bilingual as well.It doesn't make any...

missjennyjen in Toronto, Ontario

Dental assisting programs in Toronto?

Besides George Brown which is very competitive. Is Canadian Business College any good? Does anyone have anything good to say about them? Thanks.

missjennyjen in Toronto, Ontario

Dental assisting programs in Toronto?

I want to do a DA program but I don't know which schools(besides george brown which is very comptetitive I've heard) offer the best program. Is...

colleen benoit in Sacramento, California

Does anyone know where I can find a RDA study guide that will prepare me for the california state board test??

Hi I am a dental assistant who wants to get my RDA does anyone have information as to where I might find a book that will help me study for the test....

chary in Potomac, Maryland

dental assitant

anybody here from maryland, a foreigned trained dentist from the philippines. i just want to know if im eligible to apply as dental...

DLO in Winter Park, Florida


I've been a CDA for 25+ years. Looking to change careers for one that has benefits. EG. Health Ins, retirement etc. along with a decent base pay....

beth from ga

Updated 59 months ago

What is the difference? - 21 Replies

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

claudia in Fort Campbell, Tennessee

Updated 59 months ago

Im interviewing for the Red Cross Dental Assisting Program and need some pointers... - 4 Replies

Hi Ladies! I just have a few questions for all of you. I recently applied to the Red Cross Dental Program on my base and was called today for an...

heregoes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

i am a certified CDA from Canada but want to work in the U.S. will they accept my certification????

I am certified through a college in Canada and am now living in the U.s. I know I have to take the x-ray certification exam depending on which state...

labnjab in Rochester, New Hampshire

Updated 59 months ago

Dental Training? - 1 Reply

I heard somewhere that a dentist can train someone from right off the streets if the law allows it in that state. Is that true?

asiman in Burlington, New Jersey

Updated 60 months ago

My brother wants to move from NJ to Texas - 1 Reply

He is driving me insane! My brother finished a dental assistant job in Puerto Rico and worked for more than a year with a dentist. He is currently...

AJ in Schenectady, New York

Updated 60 months ago

Money front desk - 9 Replies

I'm an assistant but the dr wants me to move to the front. We use Dentrix. How much does the front office get paid? I want to do it, but pt's don't...

Kayla in Brandon, Florida

Updated 60 months ago

Dental Assisting in Florida - 4 Replies

Is Dental assisting a good career in florida? Which school is best in florida? Ive been looking into the AAA school of dental assisting in sanford,...

Daniel in El Cajon, California

differences in Washington and California

guys my wife finished her Dental assisting course in Washington and is capable and I`m wondering what does she have to do if anything to be able to...

sarah in Barrie, Ontario

Updated 60 months ago

Big trouble figuring out charting - 9 Replies

Hello folks. I am currently in an accelerated dental assisting course, and I am having way too much trouble with charting and abbreviations. For...

jessica from San Diego in san diego

Are there any jobs in San Diego?

I will be glad to read your feedback, as I'm getting a little bit worried before reading many comments about the difficulties some DA's are having in...

Ashley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 61 months ago

Didnt get paid for working interveiw - 21 Replies

Does anybody know the laws in FL. regarding working interveiws? I've always been paid before! I worked 9 hrs. and didnt get paid, I did it because I...

jobless in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

EFDA jobs and pay in Chambersburg, pa and the surrounding area

I moved here 6 years ago and am working for a dentist that can only keep help if he pays them half decent but dont expect ever getting a raise,...

jessica from San Diego in san diego

UEI school, good or not?

Hello everyone! I want to become a dental assistant, and I was thinking to go to UEI , If you went to this school or know someone who went to this...

lyns in Rock Island, Illinois

Updated 61 months ago

Working Abroad - 3 Replies

hey there, i'm a 17 year old girl from germany and I'm doing my apprenticeship as an dental assistant right now here... it will takes 3 years and...

riss girl in cleburne, Texas

how to be a dental assistant if no schools are near me?

I can't drive yet and even though i could i don't know my way to big cities i rather not touch them. my community college doesn't offer dental...

lvstdntl in Morrow, Ohio


Can someone tell me what the starting pay for an EFDA is around Cincinnati/Dayton area? Maybe an idea of what a high starting rate is and what a low...

HAILES in Kennewick, Washington

Updated 62 months ago


I already posted something once.... and no one responded. IM REALLY CONFUSED. I am attending school right now going for a bacheolors in buissness.. i...

HAILES in Kennewick, Washington


I am attending school right now going for a bachelors in buissness far school has been INSANELY expensive and i'm just not into it....

hamolyva in Albany, New York

Getting back into the Dental field

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...

Alexis in Ocala

Updated 62 months ago

In Florida, Do CDA's make more $ than an EFDA w/ X-Ray? - 1 Reply

I live in St Pete, FL and I'm looking into going to Dental Assisting school. There are two options: 1. Go to school almost a year to become a...

MALA RAMPERTAAP in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 62 months ago

Looking to hire - 1 Reply

Our pediatric dental practice has grown so fast, we need dental assistants now. If we happy with your abilities, enjoy our great working enviroment...

Trevor in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 62 months ago

being the only dental assistant - 5 Replies

Is anyone on here the only dental assistant in the practice?

ER in Rancho Cordova, California

Updated 62 months ago

Sealant, Corono polishing required for RDA?! - 3 Replies

I went to ROP Sacramento for my dental Certification which did not include X-ray licenses, i had to find a separate class out of the city and take it...

Lara Magam in LA, California

How important is it for DH to take x-rays before cleaning?

How important is it for DH to take x-rays before cleaning? Is it always recommended to first take x-rays? Thanks Lara

kate7183 in Modesto, California

Updated 63 months ago

anyone from california?? - 75 Replies

Hi I'm just wondering if anyone is a DA or RDA from california?? Just out of curiosity. :)

dbradley in Edmonton, Alberta

What does a work visa look like for a Canadian dental assistant moving to the US?

I'm moving to NYC with my girlfriend from Canada and we're trying to sort out a work visa for her. She's an RDA Level 2 and has completed her...

Jocelin Aparicio in Tyler, Texas

Explain how it feels working as a Dental Asst.????

Im bearly studying as Dental Assit. Im 20 years old and by May of this year 2011 I'll be Certified as Dental Asst... and I dont know I just wanted...

I am mine in New Jersey

Just moved to Portland,OR and thinking of going to school for Dental Assisting?

Hi, I recently moved to Portland, OR and I'm considering going to school for Dental Assisting. I have seen many job listings online for Dental...

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