State Affiliate of the American Dental Assistants Association

What We Do For Dental Assistants

  • Provide Continuing Education 
  • Keep Dental Assistants Connected
  • Advocate for the Profession 
  • Promote High Standards by Inspiring  Excellence

Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, M.Ed.

Immediate Past President

Recording Secretary


Shari Watkins, CDA, EFDA

Vice President

Winter Garden

Who we are

The Florida Dental Assistants Association, a state affiliate of the American Dental Assistants Association,  is the professional organization representing all dental assistants in the state of Florida.

Welcome to the Florida Dental Assistants Association!

Susan Rexroat, CDA, EFDA, MA

Executive Secretary

Winter Haven

Judy Anoff, CDA, EFDA



Notice of Proposed Bylaws Revision

All Members of the FDAA shall have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 General Assembly of the Florida Dental Assistants Association in which these proposed bylaws will be considered.  Notice of the 2020 meeting of the FDAA General Assembly will be forthcoming.  To preview the bylaws revision proposal, click HERE.  

Employment Outlook:  Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

Our mission is simple: 


To promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional involvement which will enhance the delivery of quality oral healthcare to the public.

Our Members

Our members are from all aspects of dental assisting:  clinical chairside, practice administrators, laboratory assistants, steri-technicians, dental assistant educators and students, and dental sales and support industries.

2019- 2021 FDAA Officers

Quick Facts: Dental Assistants in Florida

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

​(From the Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • 2018 Annual Mean Pay $39,590 per year, $19.03 per hour
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Postsecondary nondegree award
  • Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None
  • On-the-job Training: None
  • Approximate Number of Jobs in Florida, 2018 - 19,180​
  • Florida is third in the nation for the number of dental assistants employed (1st-CA, 2nd TX)

Leslie Fehl, CDA, EFDA,  BS


Daytona Beach

Request to be added to our interactive Closed Facebook Group for networking with other dental assistants in the state and posting/searching dental assisting jobs in Florida shared by the group.

  For information on attaining          Florida Orthodontic Expanded        Functions, click here