CDA members can access a full set of recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training materials developed by CDA’s Practice Support experts.
California-specific application to help evaluate a candidate’s experience and skills, and information on obtaining authorization for reference checks.
Provides best practice preparation and checklists for conducting performance evaluations. Includes sample form to document an evaluation of an employee's performance.
Sample questions and note taking material for use during an interview with a potential Dental Assistant candidate.
Questions the practice owner should consider before hiring a new dental assistant for on-the-job and online training.
CDA has developed interview questions for members to assess their need for a new dental assistant,
Summarizes allowed duties and educational requirement for all dental assisting categories.
Best practices for developing a job description outlining required qualifications, expectations and job duties for every employee. Includes sample descriptions for key positions in the dental practice.
Provides answers to a series of questions related to employment laws or requirements. Employers are obligated to understand and comply with these laws.
Recommended weekly training plan and tasks. Record patient chart numbers, discussion notes and signatures to document completion of all tasks.
CDA recommends the use of an offer letter in conjunction with a verbal offer of employment.
A summary of state required employee training that employers are required to provide and related requirements. Does not include training required for licensure or license renewal.
CDA has developed two options for use when advertising positions for untrained dental assistants.
Practices should personalize the attached sample language to their practices and confirm that the agreement is consistent with existing policies and procedures.
Dental practices utilizing dental auxiliaries must post a notice that describes their allowable duties and functions within stipulated settings and/or circumstances.