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deborahelainewelty@*****.*** in San Diego, California

Updated 5 months ago

Getting my RDA in California after working for 20 years in another state - 2 Replies

Someone here said how to do it but I can't find the post anymore. She said you have to work for a year for a doctor and get him to sign paper work...

lisa in Cypress, California

Updated 9 months ago

rda in AZ - 1 Reply

was wondering if there is more schooling if I move to AZ from CA

teresa in Loomis, California

ortho assisting

Does anyone know the full requirements and duties for certified ortho assisting?

Cherry in Clifton, New Jersey

Can anyone tell me how to become a surgical dental assistant?

Hi everyone. I'm trying to get in to an oral surgery field but not sure how to start. I have experience working for a general dentist and I just...

Rda /25years in Corona, California


The dental field is great and come a long way, but the salary is an exaggeration. Dentistry is excellent, but only for the doctors. The compensation...

Rda /25years in Corona, California


These salaries are not true, I have been in the field of dentistry for 25 years. May be in Orange County this applies, but not in the Inland Empire....

crisa417 in Hurst, Texas

Updated 50 months ago

What's the difference between a certified dental assistant vs a registered dental assistant? - 3 Replies

I live in Texas and I'm wanting to get into the dental field. I am interested in dental assisting but their seems to be a vast difference btw the...

Christina in New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Dental Assisting for a career???

Hi all. I was just wondering if anyone in this field can give me tips/advice on becoming a DA. Plus, do you like it, how is your work environment,...

positivethinker in Worcester, Massachusetts

Owning a Dental practice in Wisconsin.

Been in the dental field for a solid 4 years now as a dental assistant. I'm highly experienced as far as clinical duties and front desk but as far as...

careerchoices in Los Angeles, California

Updated 62 months ago

I need help. Northern VA Dental Assistant Schools where????????????? - 1 Reply

I am interested in studying Dental Assistant until I get into the Dental Hygiene Program. I heard it's very competitive and my school suggests I work...

Dontbelieveit in Crazyhorse, Indiana

Updated 62 months ago

Short Term Schools for RDA certification - 2 Replies

Is there anyone out there who has gone to a short term school for Registered Dental Assistant in the Dallas, Texas area. I am having trouble located...

dentalassistantstilllooking in Suwanee, Georgia

Updated 73 months ago

How to find a dentist to give me a chance - 4 Replies

I am a new dental assistant grad currently waiting for my results from the NDAEB. I have applied for jobs and it seems no one is interested. Most...

blessie12 in Fremont, California

Updated 80 months ago


i finally got my rda license but i have no idea where to go in order to earn some ce units i where to get the exam to do the home study one but how...

Kristy in Chicago, Illinois

Renewing my RHS certificate

I got my RHS certificate a few years ago but let it expire because I moved to a new state where it wasn't required to have. Do I have to take the...

Mad Max in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Updated 93 months ago

Looking for a decent place to work - 25 Replies

I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for the past 6 years. It seems that I can not find a decent dental office where they are not short( Have...

Tausha 88 in El Cerrito, California

Updated 93 months ago

RDA exam in southern california... - 20 Replies

hi you guys. I'm currently going to everest college to become a DA. I will be applying for the RDA exam. How many questions are on the exam?...

nolander in San Jose, California

dental asst...or medical asst..

hello everyone...can you please help...or your advise? which one is better to go to school for?? medical asst or dental asst...i would be enrolling...

Grace Kelly in South Dakota

Updated 97 months ago

I am graduating dental school with honors and cant find a job, dallas tx - 1 Reply

I dont understand why I cant get a job, i busted my butt to keep my grades up, I was pregnant,going to work and school, i have a 4.0, and cant get a...

redheadinlynnwood@*****.*** in Bothell, Washington

Updated 99 months ago

Anyone know of X-ray and Coronal Polishing courses in Bremerton, WA? - 3 Replies

I'm currently living in San Diego and going to school to be a dental assistant. I'd like to take the x-ray and coronal polishing course once I'm in...

Jim Sando in Placentia, California

Updated 101 months ago

Dental assistant schools in California, which one? - 1 Reply

Hello, I'd like to get some feedback on the Dental Assistant program at the following schools. If you could share your experience or recommendations...

babeds in Surrey, British Columbia

Updated 107 months ago

license validity - 1 Reply

im certified in british columbia, how will i practice in toronto? what is the regulating organization for certified dental assistants in toronto? do...

dmitchell2727 in Birmingham, Alabama

Updated 108 months ago

misplaced license # - 2 Replies

I have misplaced my register dental assistant license # and need help in how to find it.

JANIE in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Updated 109 months ago

Boom or bust? - 3 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 registered dental...

Tiffiny Spratt in Powderly, Texas

temp agency

where can i sign up with a temp agency for dental assistant in the notheast texas area

a104cruz@*****.*** in Berkeley, California

Updated 113 months ago

Salary - 3 Replies

Hi, I what to know if a certified Dental Assistant make for the range of 29,000 to 127,000 a year.

Luna6887 in Commerce, California

RDA Coronal Polishing Certificate

Hey you guys. I received my license in early October. I have my Coronal Polishing Certificate and it has a space for "License Number"... is this an...

kellymomceo in Henderson, Minnesota

Updated 114 months ago

Dental assisting in Minnesota - 6 Replies

I am a Dental assistant in Madison Wisconsin. I will soon be moving to Hudson WI looks like the twin cities will be my best bet for employment. I...

GP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 114 months ago

CDA - 4 Replies

planning to take the test for cda is there any advice where to find study materials

Helenda in san francisco, California

Updated 116 months ago

Top registered dental assistant skills needed to get the job. - 3 Replies

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

crazymaisy2 in Conroe, Texas

Updated 118 months ago

RDA - 1 Reply

Certified Dental Assistant and now RDA in Texas but never get hired, my experience in office works is a plus but hard to find job. My question do...

Dena Carmichael-Matey in Morristown, Tennessee

Updated 118 months ago

RDA to be, Planning on Moving Once DOOONe! - 1 Reply

Recently started the RDA course, been contemplating the option of moving out of state once I do receive my registration. Leaning more towards...

LissaBoo in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Updated 120 months ago

Registered Dental Assistant.....65K a year???? - 4 Replies

That's what says is the average pay nationwide for RDA. Do anyone make that much, or closer? I am just enrolled in Lincoln College of...

pretygirl59 in Los Angeles, California

Unethical Doctors

How do some Doctors keep there license if they preform procedures that are unethical.

pretygirl59 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 121 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your registered dental assistant career? - 1 Reply

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

j.b. RDA/OMSA in Murrieta, California

Updated 122 months ago

Tips for registered dental assistant interviews. - 4 Replies

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

antoinette mcgowan in newark, New Jersey

Updated 122 months ago

Registed dental assistant - 4 Replies

I have to take the New Jersey Expanded Duties to obtain my RDA license, any advice for the test preparation, book, review, etc.

Alexa in Angwin, California

Updated 122 months ago

harrasment - 4 Replies

Has anyone been physically harrased by their imployer? If I choose to report him/her, what does that intale and what would you have me consider...

xav75 in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 125 months ago

ODA exam / Ontario - 1 Reply

Looking for some helpful hints on the certifying exam, what areas do they focus on the most?

lisa in Williams, California

Updated 126 months ago

What are typical registered dental assistant salaries? - 2 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...


Getting a registered dental assistant job.

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


What are the best registered dental assistant qualifications and training to get ahead?

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

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