I Am a Dental Assistant

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    I am a  dental assistant since 13 years ago in my country ( Puerto Rico ) and I never did the CDA test because my ex boss never told me about that , anyway now I came to USA and I saw here you can't work without certification and is hard when you also are trying to learn English...
    GlendaPR GlendaPR
    31-35, F
    Jan 31, 2012

    Where To Find Jobs Online

    Hey everyone I am a Dr. looking to connect with great dental assistants I can trust to deliver an amazing experience to my patients. Someone with a great attitude, a passion for serving others, and sense of pride and professionalism about what they do. Where do you all look...
    DrBhagavatula DrBhagavatula
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    I recently was "let go" from a dental office in

    Trumbull CT after a very short time there, 3 weeks, coincidentally on the same day an intern (either low pay or no pay) started. Anyone else have this experience, especially from same office?
    husseled husseled
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    Hi I'm looking for someone

    who took the RHS exam and passed...I'm looking for help with a study guide... or study sheets ... I am so busy during the day that I can't type one out. If anyone can tell me about the exam... was it hard? thanks!
    Bela127 Bela127
    46-50, F
    Feb 6, 2014

    Being Replaced By Lower Paid Dental Assistants

    I'VE BEEN A DENTAL ASSISTANT FOR OVER SEVENTEEN YEARS NOW. i WORKED MY WAY UP TO A DECENT WAGE. nOE I'M WORKING A JOB THAT PAYS ABOUT FIVE DOLLARS PER HOUR LESS THAN I WAS CURRENTLY MAKING. WHEN I LEFT MY PREVIOUS JOB. MY FRIENDS THAT WERE THERE WERE SHORTLY REPLACED BY...
    boyles302 boyles302
    36-40
    1 Response Dec 5, 2011

    Overwhelmed!

    How do you go about asking an employer for a reference if they don't know that you're looking for another job? Its an awkward situation. I love working at this dental office but there's just one issue that wont seem to go away no matter how i approach the situation. I used to...
    nmowery nmowery
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    Low Cost Dental Surgery in India Entertaining

    the Hopes of Abroad Dental Patients Dental surgery in India has attained a bright scope to benefit many local and abroad dental patients. These days dental disorders have come into affect and large number of patients are suffering from them all around the world. The most common...
    indianhealth04 indianhealth04
    26-30, M
    Oct 10, 2014

    Going Back To School

    I graduated from a accredited dental assisting program in 2010 and got my radiology proficiency certificate and EFDA certificate. It took me an entire year to find employment, which was temporary. I'm currently planning my wedding, and moving to a different state within the next...
    shalanewallet shalanewallet
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2011

    I took a Dental Assisting course in 2005

    and graduated with my certificate, however i never took the exam and i never got a job in Dental Assistant so now i want to take the test and apply for the exam...Am i too late to do so, will i have to start all over being that it's been 7-8 years now? Please someone help me!
    kendra1981 kendra1981
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    Cleaning/sanitizing Rooms

    Can I get some opinions? I can't find this information in OSHA manual. I have been a sterile technician/dental assistant for 2.5 years and I moved to a new office. My old office we used BIrex and then caviwipes to "sanitize" a room. I want the best and cleanest environment...
    RDAJEAN RDAJEAN
    18-21
    Jan 12, 2013

    Anyone Taking The Cda

    Hello Just wanted to share with my fellow assistants. I am taking the CDA and found this great website www.myonlinedentalreview,com and got a review manual for the CDA and a bunch of FREE stuff. They also have a personal coach webpage with this great article on interview...
    gammz123 gammz123
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 30, 2011

    Thousands Of Dental Products In The Dental Care

    Thousands of dental products in the dental care In an effort to assist families on Medicaid who have poor access to dental care, www.zetadental.com manufacturer of Aquafresh and Sensodyne, has donated 10,000 toothbrushes and 30,000 tubes of toothpaste to Kids First Dental...
    zetaexpert zetaexpert
    26-30, M
    May 17, 2013

    Overlapping Xrays...

    Is there a dvd that would help with overlapping of canine shots or opening contacts on bitewings???? I would appreciate any tips!!!
    evante44 evante44
    51-55
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013

    Going To School For Dental Assistant And Medical Billing A Good Combination?

    Since being a cna didn't work out for me, I am currently going to school right now for medical billing and coding and registered dental assistant program. My question is, where I live, in SoCal, there's alot of Mexican Americans and most of the dental offices wants to hire...
    Hmooblis Hmooblis
    22-25, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    Why Should I Prefer Indian Healthguru

    Consultants For Dental Implants? Humans spend innumerable resources to attain the perfect health. When we meet someone for the first time, our physical appearance marks our impression on the others, but what catch the most attention are our smile, and the bright calcium...
    indianhealth04 indianhealth04
    26-30, M
    Aug 27, 2014

    51 Year Old Da Speaks Out!

    I have been an assistant for 26 years , after losing my job in '09 i have not been able to find steady work , although, i have been acting as an auxilliary assistant for a dentist for over 4 years now as his assistant is out all the time! and it's only a 3 day a week job? she...
    theforsakenone theforsakenone
    51-55
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

    Finding A Job In New York

    I'm a Dental Assistant and I have worked for 13 years in Italy and now in Paris. I want know if I need a diplome of Dental Assistant for work in New York. Now i'm going to school in Paris because here I need a certificate for this job. Is the same thing in USA? I have a diplome...
    alessia18 alessia18
    31-35
    Oct 30, 2012
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