Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in St. Paul, Minnesota Salary

The average wage for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in St. Paul, Minnesota is $22.43 per hour.

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.

About St. Paul, Minnesota

Hennepin County, Minnesota
300,840
Male:
149,547 (49.7%)
Female:
151,293 (50.3%)
Saint Paul (/ˌseɪnt ˈpɔːl/; abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2015, the city's estimated population was 300,851. Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.52 million residents. Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. The Dakota name for Saint Paul is "Imnizaska". Though Minneapolis (Bdeota) is better-known nationally, Saint Paul contains the...
St. Paul:
$50,267
Minnesota:
$63,488
$874
St. Paul:
$186,800
Minnesota:
$200,000
4.8%

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Less than 1 year
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
33%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Radiology
▼3%

Oral Surgery
▼5%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 25%