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.

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.

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.

Welcome to the Florida Dental Assistants Association!

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​​​​​ADAA/FDAA Fall Continuing Education Symposium

Tools, Tips, and Technology for 21st Century Dental Care

6 Hours CE Credit

Lakeland, Florida

Saturday, December 2, 2017


What We Do For Dental Assistants

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

Quick Facts: Dental Assistants in Florida

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

  • 2015 Annual Mean 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​
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2016- 2017 FDAA Officers

Kimberly Bland, CDA, M.Ed. President

Shari Watkins, CDA

Vice President

Susan Rexroat, CDA, MA

Executive Secretary

​Judy Anoff, CDA

​Recording Secretary

Leslie Fehl, CDA, BS

​State Director At Large

Thea Scott, CDA Emeritus


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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)