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Teresa Wright




Updated 8 days ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 93 Replies

[QUOTE who="DentalGURU2009 in Richmond, Illinois"]Well, I guess it depends on the procedure. Some docs prefer to stand during "tough" extractions....


Updated 8 days ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 86 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sdobbins55 in Raleigh, North Carolina"]Hello. I’ve been finding it very difficult to find a job. I took a 12wk course. I graduated in...


Updated 11 days ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 381 Replies

[QUOTE who="Beth in Kinston, North Carolina"]I am looking into Dental Assisting as my next career move. I have looked at several schools and all of...


Updated 13 days ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 172 Replies

To continue, at lunch time, this dr acted like he never insulted me earlier. In the morning, I would greet hin and hed just look at me as if I were a...


15 Weeks Dental Assistiant and Radiology Program

I've been looking for colleges and schools for Dental Assistant programs but as they're all quite expensive for me, lastly I found a technical school...


Updated 19 days ago

Having no experience - 190 Replies

="Carrie in Minneapolis, Minnesota" This was quite helpful! Could you pretty please tell me what weekend program was this that you had found? I...


Updated 22 days ago

RDA vs CDA? - 132 Replies

CDA = Certified Dental Assistant. To earn these letters after your name you must pass the DANB written tests of Radiology Health and Safety (RHS),...


Updated 24 days ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 212 Replies

Is anyone a dental assistant in Washington state? What is the hourly wage for someone just starting out as a dental assistant? I currently work...


Updated 1 month ago

Dental assistant in corrections interview - 1 Reply

Hey I was wondering if you have gone to the interview yet? I have one next week at a prison and was wondering what to expect.


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Anyone know of any legit online websites for continuing education for dental assistant that are free and accepted by the dental board. Also I'm a...


Updated 1 month ago

Anyone know of weekend certification courses for Expanded Function and x-ray? - 6 Replies

Hi. It was a training course I had to pay for at an office. Efda training with Karen Allen Good luck


Updated 1 month ago

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

Describe myself as A lost sheep I am newly RDA and looking into RDAEF program.( Currently Assistant Manager / Treatment coordinator / RDA & OA...


Updated 2 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 22 Replies

I need this knowledge and information on how to get a job in California. I've mostly seen that they want experience or a registered DA [QUOTE...

santa martha

Updated 2 months ago

How to find an internship?? - 14 Replies

if anyone is interested in internship for dental assistant in ontario, ca area, please email me


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Updated 2 months ago


Hang in there! You can't imagine what I went through over the years. I became certified in 1976. Im black. Tube aisle of my personality and...


Updated 2 months ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 571 Replies

[QUOTE who="Anairaa in el monte, California"]hi I will be taking my rda exam in a couple of months and I am interested in your study material do you...

Bonnie J Bazydlo BS RT T

Updated 2 months 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...

Stephanie Schumann

Updated 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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


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 5 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 5 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 5 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...


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 6 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 7 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...

gkenney777 @ gmail. com in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 8 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...

Thinking in Oshawa, Ontario

Updated 11 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...

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 12 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 15 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...

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