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BIANCA

Updated 4 days ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 386 Replies

[QUOTE who="EDDIE in Carrollton, Texas"]I see that you live in Temple,Texas. The places where you live makes a BIG difference. I live in the dallas...

Emmaleigh

Updated 10 days ago

I HATE DENTAL ASSISTING - 539 Replies

I 100 percent agree with you! Denistry is a horrible profession!

Carolyn Arnell 313

Updated 12 days ago

Dental Assisting no experience or training - 2 Replies

Hello I am 57 and I am a RDA in Texas but now living in Longmont Colorado. I really need some advice on what I should do to gain experience with...

heidinono62@*****.***

Updated 14 days ago

middle age, want to start school? - 4 Replies

HI Kathy, I came across this email and I was shocked on how the feedback was for age discrimination, NO NO !!! If you want to be a Dental Assistant...

Jennb

Updated 21 days ago

Dental Software - 32 Replies

I just started working w/ a new office whose version of dentrix is quite different from my previous office. I access it only from a clinical aspect...

Cleo

Updated 21 days ago

10 week programs vs. 10 month program - 55 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ash in Eagle, Michigan"]- Hi Jen, Im actually looking for a Dental Assisting Programs, and found the same program you've taken. I was...

Liz801

Dental assistant

I've reached 20+ yrs in Dental assisting...realized I'm done with this field. I'm temping now ,barely have the desire to assistant. I BELIEVE it all...

Irrie

Taking the exam for certification

I have been working as a dental assistant for 3 years now. Recently thought that it would be nice to get a certificate in this field. Tried to scout...

Flosseveryday

Updated 1 month ago

Feeling super anxious about my new job as a DA - 1 Reply

Hi, I totally understand your situation and I've been going through pretty much the same. I have worked at many different offices and they all are...

Shining

Updated 1 month ago

Is dental assisting school worth it for an experienced dental assistant? - 1 Reply

PS: I mean I learned everything I know from job, not I know everything about the job.

erica

Updated 1 month ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 598 Replies

i honestly dont remember now, i think they asked about the distant you should be kept away and about the the unit itself

Jan

Updated 1 month ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 182 Replies

Don't do it , I've been a dental assistant for 30 years, it sucks, you have to clean up after every one , I'm the least paid, I'm the last one to...

Krista Alvarez

Updated 2 months ago

RDA looking to become former RDA - 1 Reply

I'm in the same boat. Look into being a Steri Tech at a hospital. We already have infection control down and basic sterilizing. Good benefits, room...

Gina

Updated 2 months ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 223 Replies

[QUOTE who="GBP in Las Vegas, New Mexico"]This is by far the most negative comment I have read.. I am a dental assistant and a very happy one, been...

christine

Updated 2 months ago

Any RDAEF2's out there?? - 1 Reply

HI did you ever join an EF2 program? The fade institute in Eldorado Hills is a good program. I am currently doing it now. They do payment plans as...

Academy for Dental Assistants

Updated 2 months ago

Anyone know of weekend certification courses for Expanded Function and x-ray? - 7 Replies

We are a Florida Board of Dentistry Approved Dental Assistant Training School. If you have a minimum of 3 months experience and can perform the EFDA...

Shif

Updated 2 months ago

Refresher Course - 6 Replies

Hello, I have a certificate of dental assistant and dental hygienist from another country. I worked as a dental assistant a few years ago and I want...

Flyer

Updated 2 months ago

RDA vs CDA? - 135 Replies

Is it acceptable for a dentist to allow an assistant to cement in the permanent crown after he has tried it on tooth and removed , for her to apply...

Vickydeltalifefitness

Updated 2 months ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 87 Replies

What school did you go to. I am looking for a 10week course for dental assistant. I live in houston

Zoe

Updated 2 months ago

Dental Assistant Position - 29 Replies

[QUOTE who="rg in Boston, Massachusetts"]Massasoit community college in canton,ma[/QUOTE] Check porter and Chester intistute in canton , ma .

FedUpRDA

Updated 2 months ago

Dental Assisting is a JOKE - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="CaseyMichelle in Seymour, Tennessee"]So, I’ve never been more frustrated in my life. I finished my DA course in March and completed my...

Loender in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Updated 3 months ago

EFDA Salaries - 7 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...

Experienced doc

Updated 3 months ago

Dental Assistant wanting to open my own dental office - 19 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...

amy in Gloucester, United Kingdom

Updated 3 months ago

downside of dental assisting?? does your hands, back ever get injured? - 85 Replies

Just wanted to know what the physical attributes of the job are. I have heard of dental hygienist say their wrist hurt, is it the same for dental...

Karen in Austin, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Dental Assisting Program in Austin Texas? - 6 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...

KarenRDA in Tennessee

Updated 4 months ago

Pay starting out as a new RDA?! - 1 Reply

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...

jobird in Manassas, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

Starting New Career - 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I currently reside in Sugar Land, Texas where I will be beginning a new second career in dental assisting. I am not quite sure what...

Jessi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Where to Extern as a DA/EFDA!?

Currently in school for EFDA. My school helped me an office but i hated it there, was treated like a janitor instead of a DA. I stayed for 6 weeks...

Blondie in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Updated 4 months ago

"Can't find a entry level job as a DA I." - 24 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...

letsride2384 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 4 months ago

Can a felon become a dental assistant? - 61 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...

Tea in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Dental assistant in corrections interview - 2 Replies

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...

Cassidy Richard in Pitkin, Louisiana

Updated 4 months ago

Working Abroad - 4 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...

KarenRDA in Tennessee

coronal polishing course

I have signed up to take the 2 day course on Coronal Polishing in July and I am wondering how hard is it? Can you recall any of the questions they...

KarenRDA in Tennessee

Updated 5 months ago

Dental Assistants- Post your salary here Thread (Please be honest) - 7 Replies

I would like to start a thread where active Dental Assistants can post their salaries, especially if they've recently found a job. Dental Assistants...

Ssgirl in Reading, Pennsylvania

Updated 6 months ago

EFDA - 444 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

KSGirl

On the job training

I just started a new job as a dental assistant. I am being trained on the job with no dental history. It has only been my first week and I feel soooo...

Melly in Sykesville, Maryland

NELDA vs CDA?

I'm looking on the DANB wesbite and two of the five certification exams offered in order to become a dental assistant are the National Entry Level...

Vanessa

Why is it so hard to find a dental job!

I have been looking so hard for a dental office to work at but no one wants to give you a chance. Is there any advice anyone can give me on finding...

aviera87 in West New York, New Jersey

Updated 8 months ago

PREPARING FOR THE DANB EXAM - 1 Reply

HAS ANYONE EVER USED THE DALE FOUNDATION WEBSITE TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM? IF YOU DID AND IT WAS WORTH THE INVESTMENT PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF REVIEW....

Lisettek79 in Conyers, Georgia

Updated 9 months ago

Any tips on taking digital x-rays?! - 7 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...

Cloudsx in New York

Dangers in becoming a dental assistant

Hello, I was considering going into dental assisting. Reasons why I’m interested: -find teeth fascinating -had bad experiences as a patient and...

Linda in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 9 months ago

Dental or Medical Assistant? - 10 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...

A student in North Richland Hills, Texas

Getting my certification online?

So I'm considering looking into Dental Assisting as a possibility for me. My local community college offers a 22 week aacredited course, but I can't...

A doctor in Houston, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

Dental Assistant Training Schools (DATS) of Florida .. Anyone hear of them? - 5 Replies

My wife is from the Philippines and is in the US on a "green card". She has a BS degree in Computer Science from a college in the Philippines. Well,...

adella in Lodi, California

Updated 10 months ago

Is there a demand for RDAEF's? - 33 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...

FlossME in Los angeles, California

Updated 10 months ago

Private Practice no overtime pay (illegal? or not) Ca - 4 Replies

I work in this private general dental practice M~thursday. I work about 10 hours a day (not counting lunch which would make it an 11 hour day work)....

Anum in WORCESTER, Massachusetts

Foriegn Trained dentist in Massachusetts

Hi, I'm a Foriegn trained dentist.Can FTD work as a dental assistant in Massachusetts? What certifications will I need to do?

Anum in WORCESTER, Massachusetts

Updated 11 months ago

how to become RDA? - 74 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...

Dental Assistant Coach in Syracuse, New York

Dental Assistant Resume

If you need an updated revamped resume to standout, please feel free to reach out to me at www.dentalassistantchoaching.com Standout, don't get...

Dental Assistant Coach in Cicero, New York

Updated 11 months ago

I need some advice - 1 Reply

Ok to start off I have been a dental assistant for about 4 years. My previous job was fast paced and busy and that is where I met my Dr. She asked me...

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