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)

Dawn Pettet, CDA, EFDA
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)

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.

Donna Martin, CDA, EFDA
Vice President
Pompano Beach

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.

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!

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Connie Reed, CDA, EFDA



Leslie Fehl, CDA, EFDA

Immediate Past President

New Smyrna 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.

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2021- 2022 FDAA Officers

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.

Email Us!  info@fdaausa.org

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Sarah Bremmer, CDA, EFDA
President Elect

State Affiliate of the American Dental Assistants Association

Susan Rexroat, CDA, EFDA, MA

Executive Secretary

Winter Haven

Jennifer Self, EFDA, DAANCE
Boca Raton

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