The average hourly pay for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with Orthodontics skills is $18.03.
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Job Description for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Certified dental assistants increase the efficiency of dentists by preparing the patient for treatment, sterilizing dental instruments, passing instruments to dentists during a procedure, taking and developing radiographs (x-rays), and taking impressions of patients' teeth. Dental assistants have a variety of interpersonal and technical tasks within a dental office and therefore require versatile and adaptive individuals. It is a great professional career for a person who is interested in dental…Read more
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Popular Skills for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
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Skills in Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Composite Fillings, Patient Education and Radiology.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
An early career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.76 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.74 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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