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Updated 12 hours ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 597 Replies

[QUOTE who="bren in Pasadena, California"]Thanks for listing whats on the test. I noticed you didn't mention any radiology. Are there not a lot of...

Beranies Romero

Updated 2 days ago


I agree about with these commits, that their are dentist that are abusive to the dental assistant and the patients. I have worked for two dentist...


Updated 3 days 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 8 days 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...


Updated 14 days 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...


Updated 17 days 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...


Updated 23 days 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...


Updated 24 days 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...


Updated 25 days ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 385 Replies

Just because you are negative doesn't mean we all have to be. [QUOTE who="luvsurgery in Mexia, Texas"]I hope potential students read this before...


Updated 28 days 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


Updated 1 month 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 .


Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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


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


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...


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 6 months ago



Lisettek79 in Conyers, Georgia

Updated 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 Standout, don't get...

Dental Assistant Coach in Cicero, New York

Updated 9 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...

Dental Assistant Coach in Cicero, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Having no experience - 191 Replies

I'm interested in becoming a dental assistant. I have no experience in the field. Is it possible for dental facilities to hire you without dental...

Dental Assistant Coach in Cicero, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Dental Assisting no experience or training - 1 Reply

I really want to go into the dental field I started a dental assistant program but I have two kids and I need money coming in. I decided to quit and...

Dental Assistant Coach in Cicero, New York

Updated 9 months ago

DA Job Review - 1 Reply

I would only recommend this field if you can handle bullying and a majority of condescending doctors. Unfortunally, I don't think I am able to be...

LoveisNichole in Illinois

Updated 9 months ago

Coronal polishing course - 11 Replies

Hi guys, I will really appreciated guys if any one could help me to find out how to be certified coronal polishing in NC Raleigh area. I just...

Anthony in Oakland, California

RDA Exam Study Guides

Good Morning Fellow Dental Assistants. I am applying to the Dental Board for my RDA Exam and I would like to ask if anybody would like to sell ...

steph in Garden Grove, California

Updated 11 months ago

Little tips and tricks to be the best - 93 Replies

Hi I was hoping other dental assistants would share with me. What do you do that sets you apart from other assistants? or saves time? keeps your...

Enes in Newark, New Jersey

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...

Jles in Chicago, Illinois

Dental assistant


Cshummy in Las Vegas, Nevada

Dental assistant

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...

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