Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Memphis, Tennessee Salary

A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Memphis, Tennessee earns an average wage of $13.36 per hour. A skill in Order Inventory is associated with high pay for this job.

$11.07 - $17.88
$11
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.39
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Hourly Data $0$17
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $17.88
Annual Data $0$36K
Total Pay (?
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$22,514 - $36,404
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County, Tennessee
655,760
Male:
312,237 (47.6%)
Female:
343,523 (52.4%)
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2014 population of 1,317,314. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson. A resident of Memphis is referred to...
Memphis:
$36,908
Tennessee:
$47,275
$826
Memphis:
$94,400
Tennessee:
$150,600
6.5%

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
31%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Order Inventory
▲9%

National Average
$28,000

Patient Education
▼6%

Radiology
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 40%