Summer 2014 Certified Press

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10 years of salary trends: CDAs consistently earn more
For the last 10 years, DANB has collected salary information about dental assistants in its biennial salary survey. These results show that certificants who maintain DANB certification have seen benefits over the long term. Since DANB’s first salary survey report in 2002, DANB Certified Dental Assistants (CDAs) have consistently earned about $2 more per hour than non-certified dental assistants. Other salary trends support the idea that holding DANB certification can be helpful in difficult economic times.


Celebrating Dental Assistants Recognition Week 2014
Dental assistants across the country marked Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW) March 2-8, 2014, with a variety of events, including raising money for charity, recognizing staff on social media, and teaching elementary school students about oral hygiene. “I am proud to be an assistant because I love helping people,” said Kelli Fedder, CDA.


Dental Assistant of the Year finds reward in helping others
For Karrie Schutt, CDA, LDA, being named Inside Dental Assisting’s 2013 Dental Assistant of the Year was an honor, but her true prize comes from the work she does every day. “I was humbled to win, but the real reward to me is that every day I get to do what I love,” she explains. “Every patient, every shelter, every mission trip — that’s the reward.” 

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