State Affiliate of the American Dental Assistants Association

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Welcome to the Florida Dental Assistants Association!

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Kimberly Bland, CDA, M.Ed. President


Shari Watkins, CDA

Vice President

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)


Thea Scott, CDA Emeritus

Treasurer


2017- 2018 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.

Susan Rexroat, CDA, MA

Executive Secretary


​Judy Anoff, CDA

​Recording Secretary


Leslie Fehl, CDA, BS

President Elect

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 2016


  • 2016 Annual Mean Pay $37,420 per year, $17.99 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, 2016 - 17,970​
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

Dental Assistant Instructor Position Available: 

Orange Technical College 

Orlando Campus

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