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!

Best answer:

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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