Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Orange, California Salary

The average pay for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Orange, California is $19.19 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$13.28 - $27.40
$13
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20.95
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $13.28 - $27.40
Overtime $27.38
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $2,650
Total Pay (?
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$27,863 - $60,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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 Orange, California

Orange County, California
140,995
Male:
67,337 (47.8%)
Female:
73,658 (52.2%)
Orange is a city located in Orange County, California. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of the county seat, Santa Ana. Orange is unusual in this region because many of the homes in its Old Town District were built prior to 1920. While many other cities in the region demolished such houses in the 1960s, Orange decided to preserve them. The small affluent city of Villa Park is surrounded by the city of Orange. The population was 139,812 as of 2014. Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño ethnic group long inhabited this area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, an expedition out of San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico, led by Father Junípero Serra, named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain. In 1801, the Spanish Empire...
Orange:
$83,429
California:
$64,500
$1,624
Orange:
$614,500
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
▼4%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Patient Education
▲3%

Radiology
▲1%

Spanish Language
▲1%

Oral Surgery
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Scheduling
▼12%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 43%