State Affiliate of the American Dental Assistants Association

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.

Susan Rexroat, MS, BA, CDA, EDDA

Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Winter Haven

Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, M.Ed.

Vice President, Webmaster


Employment Outlook:  Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.  Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

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.

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.

Sarah Bremmer, CDA, EFDA, CPT

Cathy Roberts, MADAA, EFDA, AGS, CDA-Emeritus, COA-Emeritus, CDPMA-Emeritus, CPFDA-Emeritus


Indian Rocks Beach

Our Members

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

Welcome to the Florida Dental Assistants Association!

Quick Facts: Dental Assistants in Florida

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

​(From the Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • 2021 Annual Mean Pay $40,820 per year, $19.63 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, 2021 - 21,390​
  • Florida is third in the nation for the number of dental assistants employed (1st-CA, 2nd TX)

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2022- 2023 FDAA Officers

What We Do For Dental Assistants

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

Are you moving to Florida? If you have questions about credentials, or What you need to do in order to work as a dental assistant in Florida, Click here....

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