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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.12 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-half collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$23,679 - $66,948
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$13.21 - $29.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,679 - $66,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,472  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,000  
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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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$27,447 - $62,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $29.32  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $45.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,472  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $2,000  
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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$27,447 - $62,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 614
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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

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

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


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Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants may experience if they take an upper-level role like Dental Hygienist. The position pays an average $64K annually.

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


Typical Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Orthodontics, Composite Fillings, Oral Surgery, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. It is often found that people who know Oral Surgery are also skilled in Pediatrics and Orthodontics.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries



National Average
$40,000



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




Radiology
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 30%