An Entry-Level Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) earns an average wage of C$24.34 per hour.

C$22,257 - C$55,277
C$22K
C$44K
C$55K
MEDIAN: C$44,468
10%
50%
90%
C$16.60 - C$27.65
C$17
C$23
C$28
MEDIAN: C$23.17
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$58K
Salary C$22,257 - C$55,277
Bonus C$509
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$34,529 - C$58,675
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data C$0C$42
Hourly Rate C$16.60 - C$27.65
Overtime C$7.00 - C$42.14
Annual Data C$0C$58K
Bonus C$509
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$34,529 - C$58,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 128

Job Description for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Registered dental assistants work alongside dentists to provide dental care for patients. Their duties are a mix of patient care, laboratory procedures, and clerical work. Exact responsibilities vary from state to state due to licensing requirements. Some patient-care tasks include setting up and sterilizing instruments, handing instruments to the dentist, preparing the patient for treatment, and educating patients on proper dental care. Many registered dental assistants also process dental x-rays, expose radiography, and perform lab duties such as making teeth casts and temporary crowns. Finally, registered dental assistants frequently work in administrative capacity. This includes scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, and processing patient bills and payments.

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Registered Dental Assistant (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.

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 27%