Q&A: What is the most lucrative specialty for a Dental Assistant?

Question by Pairah Normel: What is the most lucrative specialty for a Dental Assistant?
I’ve heard it’s Orthodontics and Surgery. I am about to graduate and will be a Registered Dental Assistant. I am trying to figure out how to make the best living while I continue my education.

If anyone can tell me how much they make doing what they’re doing or which field pays more in California, that would be great. Thanks!

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Answer by Otter
PLEASE, don’t go into dental assisting to make the most money! You need to like what you do and the people you work with. In most cases you will make more money staying in an office that skipping around looking for cash. I know you are trying to find a way to make a living and being a R.D.A. is great. Try contacting The American Dental Association to find out the average pay in your area. Personally, I love periodontics and Oral Surgery, but I have also worked in GP offices and Ortho. and each have their advantages and disadvantages. Go with your heart and talk to your instructors they should have the best ideas for your area. Best of Luck, congrats on graduation.

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How do you become a certified dental assistant in Utah?

Question by Amy D: How do you become a certified dental assistant in Utah?
I’m currently getting a dental assistant diploma in a different state. I’m just wondering how to get certified in Utah.

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Answer by kelloggdental
Contact the Utah Dental Association on line. Have a clear idea of what you want.
They will tell you what to do or who to contact.
DDS 33yrs

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Q&A: How can i get a dental assistant license?

Question by Daigoro: How can i get a dental assistant license?
I been working as a dental assistant for over 6 years, but i dont have a licese. i have x-ray and cpr liceses; i also finished with the pre-reqs for dental hygiene program. There is any way that i can take the test without having to go to school?

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Answer by BAmofo
go to dental assistant school DUH!!!!!

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How do you become a certified dental assistant in Utah?

Question by Amy D: How do you become a certified dental assistant in Utah?
I’m currently getting a dental assistant diploma in a different state. I’m just wondering how to get certified in Utah.

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Answer by kelloggdental
Contact the Utah Dental Association on line. Have a clear idea of what you want.
They will tell you what to do or who to contact.
DDS 33yrs

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Community Calendar: Week of Dec. 5-11, 2012

Community Calendar: Week of Dec. 5-11, 2012
Must be Illinois resident and have standard phone service. Application/info: 815-332-6800. Healing Pathways … Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center – 4215 Newburg Road. Various support groups for children, teens and adults … Rock Valley Ski …
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Nixon to make Medicaid expansion a budget priority (AUDIO)
“It makes no fiscal sense to send our federal tax dollars to our neighbors in Illinois.” … Missouri Primary Care Association, Ambulance District Association of Missouri, Missouri Association of Health Plans, Missouri Emergency Medical Services …
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Dental assistant information sessions to be held in Flemington

Dental assistant information sessions to be held in Flemington
Three Dental Assisting career information sessions will be held at Hunterdon County Polytech in Flemington in November. Residents who are looking to enter the workforce, are in a career transition, are interested in a dental career or in need of more …
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Annual Free Dental Day Nov. 17
“We expect quite a few people for the event,” said Dental Assistant Kerry Page. “Flawless … In addition, Dr. Torabi is a member of the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, Rogers County Dental Society and DOCS for oral sedation.
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Bethlehem Township, Pa., dentist faces charges for allegedly providing
A Bethlehem Township, Pa., dentist faces criminal charges for allegedly providing painkillers to a woman who used to work as a dental assistant at the office, according to a narcotics investigator with the state Attorney General's Office. Mark Allen …
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