$37,095
Avg. Salary
$18.89
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$1,451

Profit Sharing

$1,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) is $18.89 per hour.

The average pay for an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) is $37,095 per year.

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$14.17
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$18.89
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$26.13
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$21k
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MEDIAN $37,095
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$0$55K
Salary $21,077 - $53,013
Bonus $198 - $3,934
Profit Sharing $129 - $4,266
Commission $1,250
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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$29,273 - $55,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 193
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.17 - $26.13
Hourly Tips $1.37
Overtime $17.77 - $36.93
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $198 - $3,934
Commission $1,250
Profit Sharing $129 - $4,266
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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$29,273 - $55,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,162

Job Description

Expanded functions dental assistants (or EFDAs) are an important part of dental practices, performing duties that include patient chair and administrative work. Depending on the state, EFDAs may have other titles, such as registered dental assistants with expanded functions (RDAEF) or expanded duty dental assistants. Also depending on the state, there may be one or several levels of certification for expanded functions dental assistants.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 709 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 435 salaries. An experienced Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 473 salaries. An Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 354 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,662

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Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)?

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Columbus:
"EFDA Experience."
Pros: Interacting with my patients on a personal level. Making them feel welcome and as comfortable as possible. Nothing makes me more happy than making our patients happy and healthy.
Cons: Witnessing my Doctor not giving the best quality of care. Recommending treatment that is not necessarily needed. Also being under appreciated and put below the "veterans" of the office who do not give quality care and do what they are supposed to do.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Springboro:
"Love it or leave it."
If you truly do not have a passion for helping people, then this is not the job for you. It will sometimes feel like your a mother to your dr and everyone else in the office but you need to keep the ship running and be a leader.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Fairless Hills:
"How people get treated , depending on their insurance."
Due only what you are supposed to due, and always be honest to you patients they will respect you more for that .Always make sure you get paid what you are worth. And always due the best job possible .

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Woodstock:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Patient interaction, patient education.
Cons: Can be crazy and very busy, office polotics.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Florence:
"Salary, and how you are treated by the doctors you work with."
Don't go to school for dental assisting go for dental hygiene. The pay is much better and you get more respect from the doctors, because of your job title, not really Value of work you do.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Indianapolis:
Listen to the doctor especially for tips and easier ways to do your job. Be confident.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) in Medford:
"Not Much In the Way of Benfits."
Request annual reviews in the beggining with oppurtunity for pay raises.

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5-9 years
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10-19 years
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How Skills Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 559 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 46%