Employment Outlook:  Employment of dental assistants in the U.S. is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. Nationwide, About 56,400 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. 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)

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Quick Facts: Dental Assistants in Florida

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

​(From the Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • 2022 Annual Mean Pay $42,650 per year, $20.51 per hour (FL)
  • 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 in 2022 - 22,670​
  • Florida is third in the nation for the number of dental assistants employed (1st-CA, 2nd TX)

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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.

Susan Rexroat, MS, BA, CDA-Emeritus, EFDA

Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Winter Haven

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


Indian Rocks Beach

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.

What We Do For Dental Assistants

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

Welcome to the Florida Dental Assistants Association!

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.

2023- 2024 FDAA Officers

Kimberly Bland, M.Ed, CDA, EFDA

Interim President, Webmaster


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State Affiliate of the American Dental Assistants Association