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Jennifer Hinds in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 12 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 12 months ago

Show me the money... - 665 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...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 12 months ago

Any tips on taking digital x-rays?! - 4 Replies

Can anyone give me any tips on taking digital x-rays? I am in my extern right now and I'm taking bad anterior and posterior PA's! Does anyone have...

In need of a dental career in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 13 months ago

Can a felon become a dental assistant? - 59 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...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 13 months ago

Everest college or no? - 353 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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...

Shay-a-bay in Scarborough, Ontario

Updated 13 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...

Dyanah in Glenpool, Oklahoma

Updated 13 months ago

Do i have to be a certified Dental Assistant to get a job? - 2 Replies

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...

Dental Assistant Training Site in Los Angeles, California

Updated 13 months ago

EFDA - 441 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

Lora in Garden Grove, California

Updated 14 months ago

? about working interview - 211 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...

Amy in Lithia, Florida

Updated 14 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 14 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 15 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 15 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...

socal_robin90 in Colton, California

Updated 16 months ago

Intern/Extern at the office? - 11 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...

Lacey in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Updated 17 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 18 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....

Lora in San Diego, California

Updated 18 months ago

Colorado dental assistant moving to California help! - 1 Reply

Hi my name is Alexis thanks for Looking! I'm currently a dental assistant/efda here in aurora Colorado I have been a da for about 10years right out...

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...

Marina in Garden Grove, California

Updated 18 months ago

Is there a demand for RDAEF's? - 27 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...

kaameelah

Updated 18 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 19 months ago

FIND THE DENTIST OFFICE HIRE ME WHY IT IS TOO HARD? - 43 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 19 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 19 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...

Kim in Media, Pennsylvania

Updated 20 months ago

EFDA Salaries - 5 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...

SAM BRANTLEY in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 20 months ago

Are you the office maid as well as the assistant? - 9 Replies

This really pissed me off. When I worked as a dental assistant, my boss made me do all the cleaning. This included vaccumiing, mopping floors,...

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 21 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 23 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...

Dilya1993 in Mooresville, North Carolina

Updated 23 months ago

Salary for DA and RDA - 236 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...

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...

Dr. Rick Waters in Athens, Georgia

Updated 24 months ago

Relocating To Georgia - 1 Reply

Im Moving to Georgia soon and need to know the requirements to work as a dental assistant? I currently live in Texas and have an RDA license is that...

Michele Holt in Leander, Texas

Updated 24 months ago

Dental Assisting Program in Austin Texas? - 4 Replies

I need some advice on the best school to attend for Dental Assisting in Austin, TX. I've become so frustrated searching online. Everest Institute has...

rdh in kingston in Hamilton, Ontario

Updated 26 months ago

Other career options? - 5 Replies

I've been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years and believe I have just burned out. This year, I let my certification laspe and have not completed the...

RDAJenny in sacramento, California

Any RDAEF2's out there??

Hey there, I'm interested in becoming and RDAEF2. Anyone out there willing to share their experiences and advice on the program and how the EF2...

JamezWilliams in Alameda, California

Updated 26 months ago

I have slightly shaky hands but.... - 1 Reply

My dream right now is to become a dental assistant. What type of fine motor control/ manual dexterity and is needed to do the job? I have no problems...

dr.sabrina in Catonsville, Maryland

Updated 26 months ago

Being a dental assistant instructor - 99 Replies

Hello everyone! I have been in the dental field for over 16 years, I have worked both as an assistant and Tx/financial coordinator. I felt like...

RDA student in San Ramon, California

Updated 26 months ago

Anybody like being a RDA? - 2 Replies

I am starting RDA school this January and have been reading the posts on this forum for a couple of months now and it seems like nobody likes their...

RDA student in San Ramon, California

Updated 26 months ago

Dental Assisting as a temporary career? - 3 Replies

So I am 17, and i am going to be starting an RDA program on 2/14/2012 and it is over 2/2013. The program that i am doing guarantees me a job since...

Smileysuzie in redwing, Minnesota

Updated 27 months ago

Aspen dental - 1 Reply

I saw a job opening in my area for aspen dental and I was wondering if anyone else has worked there. Is it a good place to work?

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