Our survey results showed that CDA certificants ask for raises more often than dental assistants who are not certified. One of the reasons CDA certificants might feel more comfortable asking for raises is that they know their worth. Because DANB certification is recognized or required in most states, Certified Dental Assistant certificants are more likely to meet state requirements to perform expanded duties. This makes them invaluable to the dentist and more likely to increase office productivity. If you have the confidence and know the value you bring, it’s much easier to ask for what you’re worth.
There are many benefits to earning DANB’s CDA certification. In addition to higher salaries, there are many personal and professional benefits, such as higher career satisfaction, career growth, and increased pride.