2016- 2017 FDAA Officers

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.

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.

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Welcome to the Florida Dental Assistants Association!

Kimberly Bland, CDA, M.Ed., President

Shari Watkins, CDA

Vice President

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.

Quick Facts: Dental Assistants in Florida

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

  • 2015 Median Pay $35,780 per year, $17.20 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, 2015 - 17,350​

Thea Scott, CDA Emeritus


What We Do For Dental Assistants

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

Susan Rexroat, CDA, MA

Executive Secretary

​Judy Anoff, CDA

​Recording Secretary

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)

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