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Sand in Suwanee, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

What are typical orthodontic assistant salaries? - 86 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

olympiclabs in Costa Mesa, California

Updated 36 months ago

Starting in a newly opening office - 1 Reply

I have an offer for a new office that is just opening I wanted to know the pros and cons what I should expect and watch out for as well as what am I...

OrthoDA in San Francisco, California

Allowable duties for an Ortho da

Hi Im a DA studying for my RDA my testing is coming up in November and I'm also concern about what is allowed for a DA. At my office my doctor has me...

OrthoDA in San Francisco, California

Updated 44 months ago

California Allowable Duties for Ortho as RDA--Advice Please!!! - 2 Replies

I have some questions about RDA vs OAP in an ortho practice. I work in a clinic that has an orthodontist on staff a couple days a week. As an RDA,...

Nesha2013 in Orlando, Florida

Updated 52 months ago

Getting an orthodontic assistant job. - 51 Replies

How did you get your start doing orthodontic assistant work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

alm282 in Pennsylvania

Updated 54 months ago

Orthodontic assisting Job - 1 Reply

I would realy love the chance to prove I am a hard worker! I took an online corse for Orthodontic assiting and was certified in March of 08. I have...

Ashley in Chardon, Ohio

Updated 68 months ago

Can having a flawed smile effect your chance of getting a dental assistant job? - 7 Replies

If you interview for a dental position and you have a flawed smile, does that substantially lower your chances of getting the job? (i.e. crossbite,...

sidney vallon in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 69 months ago

older orthodontic assistants - 1 Reply

So tell me why that more and more offices dont want to hire us older assistants.I have been an assistant for 20 yrs.Been looking for a job for 8mos...

yl1976 in Astoria, New York

Updated 78 months ago

Resume for Orthodontic Assistant - 17 Replies

Does anyone have any information or tips on writing a really good resume for an Orthodontic Assistant? I am currently an Orthodontic Assistant but I...

Ortho curious in West Plains, Missouri

How many of you apply brackets or appliances?

Do any of you apply/remove brackets? Or determine corrective action/approach? What's the most involved or challenging service you perform? Thanks

ortho asst

Updated 90 months ago

Are orthodontic assistant job opportunities growing or declining? - 2 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 orthodontic...

newRDA in Dallas, Texas

Finding a job as a new grad

Hi! I just completed my RDA course in August and passed my tests for the RDA/Nitrous but am struggling finding a job as everyone wants someone with...

ortho chick in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Updated 103 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your orthodontic assistant career? - 6 Replies

What do you enjoy most about being an orthodontic assistant? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to...

Kathy Marino in Newport News, Virginia

Updated 103 months ago

color display - 7 Replies

How do you display your color choices to your patients?

kristen in Duluth, Georgia


if youre a orthodontic assitant , please use the term THERAPIST ,not assistant ' ya'll are so much more then a assistant , this is a professional...

Working Mom in Vernon, New Jersey

Does your Dr. pay for your annual OSHA course?

Does your Dr. pay for any of your con't ed. CPR, or OSHA courses?

Alda in Texas

Orthoptist - Opening in Saudi

Leading Hospital in Saudi requires Orthoptist in the Department of Outpatient Services. Excellent Salary with following benefits. Interested...

jbyberryr in Fairplay, Colorado

Updated 126 months ago

To be the best... - 4 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every orthodontic assistant must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your orthodontic...

Gabbriana in Fishers, Indiana

Updated 130 months ago

what do you think?... - 2 Replies

Do you think their is much difference in salary for CDA vs.COA?? What are your thoughts on this?... tnx, Gabrianna!! PS. has any body...

Joyce in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 131 months ago

What are the best orthodontic assistant qualifications and training to get ahead? - 1 Reply

What is the best training for becoming an orthodontic assistant? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...


Tips for orthodontic assistant interviews.

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming orthodontic assistant interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and...

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