The average pay for a Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) is $18.67 per hour. A skill in Order Inventory is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,059 - $41,943
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MEDIAN: $31,652
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$13.48 - $25.42
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MEDIAN: $18.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,059 - $41,943  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $1,025  
Profit Sharing
$2,333  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,186 - $54,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $25.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.69 - $37.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $1,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,333  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,186 - $54,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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Job Description for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

A certified/registered dental assistant (CDA/RDA) performs a wide variety of duties in a dental office. They help the dentist while they provide care to patients, as well as perform preparatory services such as preparing trays and mixing any needed materials. In addition, CDAS/RDAS are in charge of cleaning the area and disposing of used items after patient care is completed. Other tasks performed by the CDA/RDA include helping keep their office clean and hygienic, tracking the availability of supplies, and reordering supplies when they are running low. When X-rays are necessary, the CDA/RDA takes and processes them. CDAs/RDAs are also expected to obtain patient history records and update these records as needed, as well as help maintain machines and perform troubleshooting when problems with machines occur. In smaller practices, the CDA/RDA is often in charge of arranging patient appointments and performing billing as well.

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Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)


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Key Stats for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salaries



National Average
$39,000



Skills That Affect Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salaries

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National Average
$39,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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