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CDA Certificants Earn More

According to DANB’s 2018-2019 Dental Assistants Salary and Satisfaction Survey, DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificants earn a median salary of $20.76 an hour, $2 more per hour than non-certified dental assistants. 

According to the same survey, CDA certificants receive numerous other benefits including paid vacation and holidays, a retirement plan, health insurance and paid sick leave.

Beyond monetary rewards, those surveyed reported that certification benefited them personally and professionally — including greater pride, increased knowledge, and being able to stand out from others when applying for a job.

DANB certificants also report high levels of career satisfaction. In fact, 99% of those surveyed plan to renew their certification!

Earning DANB certification can be a career boost, especially for those who are trying to stand out when applying for a new job. Of those surveyed, 93% would encourage others to earn DANB certification!

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