A Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of C$21.10 per hour.

C$20,033 - C$50,398
C$20K
C$35K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$35,367
10%
50%
90%
C$16.82 - C$26.10
C$17
C$21
C$26
MEDIAN: C$21.32
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$54K
Salary C$20,033 - C$50,398
Bonus C$148 - C$2,419
Profit Sharing C$4,913
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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C$34,442 - C$54,708
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data C$0C$38
Hourly Rate C$16.82 - C$26.10
Overtime C$20.68 - C$38.32
Annual Data C$0C$54K
Bonus C$148 - C$2,419
Profit Sharing C$4,913
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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C$34,442 - C$54,708
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 759

Job Description for Dental Assistant (Certified)

A certified dental assistant (CDA) is responsible for providing assistance with dental patient care. Because they work in a medical setting, certified dental assistants must have general knowledge of medical terminology. They must also be able to comply with state and national regulations regarding safety and cleanliness, such as OSHA and the American Association of Dental Boards.

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Dental Assistant (Certified) 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.

Dental Assistant (Certified) Pay By Employer

$0$45K

Dr. B
6 profiles
$36,913

Aspen Dental
6 profiles
$28,454

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant (Certified)


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Dental Assistant (Certified) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$45,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 98 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,461

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

Dental Assistant (Certified) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant (Certified)?

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Brampton:
"Always improving."
Pros: Always improving my skill and education through courses and new techniques by working with new dentists and learning new procedures. I enjoy working with my colleagues. The office is beautiful and up to date. I enjoy having the opportunity to broaden my horizon within the office.
Cons: Dentist to assistant ratio is not equal which makes vacation time difficult at times.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
C$44,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

▲8%


reception
▲1%

National Average
C$44,000

Oral Surgery
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 47%