Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

The larger portion of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $21.84 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and slightly less than one-fifth get vision benefits. The majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,128 - $55,269
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MEDIAN: $34,813
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$15.20 - $30.34
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$0$63K
Salary $24,128 - $55,269
Bonus $99.33 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $850
Total Pay (?
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$30,892 - $63,375
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.20 - $30.34
Overtime $18.96 - $47.37
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $99.33 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $850
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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$30,892 - $63,375
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 353

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Job Description for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Dental assistants help provide patient care in a dental setting. Registered expanded function dental assistants (RDAEFs) are dental assistants who are authorized to perform duties beyond a dental assistant's traditional duties. Duties of RDAEFs vary depending upon the state and the specific dental office in which an assistant works. RDAEFs might take X-rays, perform orthodontic functions, apply topical agents, polish teeth, and/or administer nitrous oxide.

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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, place temporary restorative material in teeth.
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.
  • Take impressions and bite registrations.
  • Clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment.

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)


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There are some Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Dental Hygienists, where earnings are an average $64K annually. Many Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants choose to become Office Manager of a Dental Offices and Certified or Registered Dental Assistants as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $4K less and $9K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)


Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Composite Fillings, Orthodontics, Radiology, and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, and Radiology. Those educated in Oral Surgery tend to be well versed in Pediatrics and Orthodontics.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 168 salaries. A Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,053

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants, above-average compensation can be found in California — San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles are known as the cities with the best salaries for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in Memphis earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Houston and Nashville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 17 percent less, respectively).

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)?

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) in Seattle:
"The management."
Pros: Working one on one with people who care about your work. Helping children with oral health.
Cons: Working with a small team can be demanding and stressful.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries

National Average
$45,000


▼6%

▼8%

▼8%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 36%
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