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Updated 5 days ago

RDA test, is easy or not? - 586 Replies

[QUOTE who="erica in Fresno, California"]I just passed the test and it was easy but kinda confusing. Here is what i think you should study All...


Updated 6 days ago

Dental Assisting Program in Austin Texas? - 6 Replies

RDA Training Academy has moved to South Austin and now teaches out of River Rock Dental on Riverside Dr. We have interviewed students that went to...


Updated 9 days ago

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

I find that unless you have Expanded functions you won’t make more than $15-19 a hour. It all depends on the city & state you live in. I’m maxed...


Updated 10 days ago

Starting New Career - 1 Reply

I'm actually not a specialist, but visited dentist a lot of times (unfortunately) and saw how the assistant works. you know, they should actually be...


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...


Updated 18 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Angel in Raleigh, North Carolina"]Hello, I'm currently a DA I that is looking for a entry level position. I have had 4 interviews but,...


Updated 19 days ago

Can a felon become a dental assistant? - 61 Replies

I have a degree in appliance servicing and have 2 felonies for weed and couldnt get into my field. Jobs are very harsh on felons. Its a slap by the...


Updated 23 days ago

Dental assistant in corrections interview - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="ashley033 in Bakersfield, California"]Hi guys. I have an interview at a prison in California for an rda position. Im wondering if theres...

Cassidy Richard

Updated 23 days ago

Working Abroad - 4 Replies

Does anyone know how I could get in contact w a company that contracts Dental Assistants overseas ?


Updated 28 days ago


[QUOTE who="Very disappointed in Minneapolis, Minnesota"]Thanks for taking the time to post this. I wish more happy people would post.....reading...


Updated 1 month ago

What is it like being a dental assistant - 218 Replies

[QUOTE who="Hey in Valley City, Ohio"]this is so wrong to post, such negative insight. you must hate your life so please, unless you like crushing...

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 1 month 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...

Joanie in Whittier, California

Updated 1 month ago

Refresher Course - 3 Replies

Hi, I took a CDA course 3 years ago, did well, worked with a dental surgeon part time for a while continuing with the job I was doing before that. I...

Alice in Columbus, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

RDA vs CDA? - 134 Replies

Could someone please explain to me what the difference is between a Registered Dental Assistant & a Certified Dental Assistant? THX!

Ssgirl in Reading, Pennsylvania

Updated 2 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

Kay in Roseland, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

Is dental assisting a good career - 180 Replies

My fiance is considering becoming a dental assistant in Syracuse NY. Her father has several dentists as clients in his business, He's telling her...


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 4 months ago



Lisettek79 in Conyers, Georgia

Updated 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 Syracuse, New York

Updated 7 months ago

Are the shorter dental assistant training schools worth it? - 383 Replies

I am looking into Dental Assisting as my next career move. I have looked at several schools and all of them range from 6-12 months long. I found...

Dental Assistant Coach in Cicero, New York

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 9 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...

Sdobbins55 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 9 months ago

How To Get My Foot In The Door - 86 Replies

I just finished dental assisting school in November (a 10 week Class) and I live in a small town and only being 19 no one will give me a second look....

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...

Whispers84 in Tampa, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

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

Hi there, I recently moved to FL. from NYC. Apparently the certification is completely different here and I have not been able to find a job. I...

santa martha in Ontario, California

Updated 11 months ago

How to find an internship?? - 14 Replies

I am considering starting a 11 week dental assistant program and you have to find yourself an internship. I am a little worried because I don't know...

rmsdmd@*****.*** in Bay Shore, New York

Can't view resumes

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Teresacda2 in Pikesville, Maryland

Updated 11 months ago


Hi everyone! I've been an assistant for 1 year and i'm cda/rda and i have an x-ray license and i've been on 10 interviews and tommorow makes the 11th...

Bonnie J Bazydlo BS RT T in Syracuse, New York

Updated 12 months ago

Salary for DA and RDA - 237 Replies

Hi there! I'm just curious to see what you all get paid as DA's and RDA's? I am just about to graduate my DA program and am a little unsure about...

Stephanie Schumann in Richmond, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

starting back into dental assisting - 14 Replies

hi I was a dental assistant for about 3 1/2 years about 6 years ago. Left the field for personal issues. Now I want to go back into it but not sure...

Paya The Papaya in Los Angeles, California

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...

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