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Why There Is a Demand for Dental Assistants

May 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 6:22 pm
a female dental assistant smiles while the dentist and dental hygienist provide services to a patient

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is believed that there were 354,600 dental assistants throughout the United States. By 2029, it is estimated the profession will add another 23,400 (7%), which will total about 378,000. There are many reasons why researchers expect continual growth, but the main question remains, “Why are dental assistants necessary?” With a dentist and dental hygienist already key figures, why are there so many hands-on dental assisting classes available? The following article can help to answer this question, offering greater insight into this important and pivotal role.

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Why a Pediatric Dental Assistant is a Rewarding Career Choice

May 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 5:45 pm
a young girl smiles between a dentist and pediatric dental assistant

Do you like the idea of working as a pediatric dental assistant? Oftentimes, many individuals enter into the profession because they believe helping adults is much easier and more enjoyable; however, those who choose to pursue a specialized practice such as pediatrics can expect an equally rewarding career. Discover how your dental assistant courses can better prepare you to not only help younger patients get excited about oral hygiene but also strive for a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist: Which is Right for You?

April 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 2:07 am
a female dental assistant smiling while a dentist examines a patient

You want to join the dental field, but you’re unsure if you should pursue a career as a dental assistant or dental hygienist. While many might assume these positions are the same, they are most certainly not. Yes, both dental assistants and dental hygienists work closely with the dentist to ensure patients receive top-of-the-line care, but their roles and responsibilities differ greatly, as well as the amount of schooling needed to obtain each role. Read on to learn why enrolling in a dental assisting school can lead to an exceptional and beneficial opportunity to serve as a dental assistant.

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5 Facts You May Not Know About Dental Assistants

April 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 2:32 pm
a female dental assistant standing and waiting for the next scheduled patient

As part of your hands-on dental assisting classes, you will learn new and exciting information about the profession and career you are choosing to pursue. From the basic terminology used in a dental office to learning how to chart, handle and sanitize instruments, prepare a treatment room, and use your communication skills when working with a patient, you will find this information valuable and beneficial the moment you begin to work as a dental assistant. But what you may not realize is there are other unique facts about the profession that make it more exciting and intriguing. Read on to discover 5 fun facts you may not know about becoming a dental assistant.

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4 Ways to Recognize Dental Assistants

March 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 6:03 pm
a female dental assistant preparing a treatment room by placing the correct dental instruments

Do you currently have team members who are enrolled in a dental assistant program? Do you want to show them how much you appreciate their hard work? Dental assistants are integral parts of any practice, so making sure they know how much they’re valued is important. As part of Dental Assistants Recognition Week, consider the following methods to express your appreciation for what they do.

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Dental Assistants: What You Should Know When Making a Career Change

March 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 5:42 pm
a female dental assistant preparing a treatment room by placing the correct dental instruments

Thinking about enrolling in a dental assistant program to kickstart a new career? Whether you’re passionate about the field of dentistry or are simply looking to make a difference in someone else’s life, this decision to pursue a more fulfilling role is one you should be proud of. But do you know everything you should know about becoming a dental assistant (DA)? To better prepare for school and your aspiring career, here are 3 things you should know about DAs.

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Job Outlook for Dental Assistants: Why It’s Time to Make a Career Switch

February 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 5:28 pm
a young female working as a dental assistant in a dentist’s office

Have you been negatively impacted by COVID-19? Did you lose your job? Are you considering it might be time to make a career change that proves more fulfilling? Amid the struggles and challenges of 2020, the job outlook for dental assistants is positive, so if you’re looking for a reason to switch career paths and turn to a field that remains high in demand, read on to learn how dental assistant courses can help you take the next step.

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Dental Assisting School: 5 Tips to Survive Your Classes

February 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 4:24 pm
a young female working as a dental assistant in a dentist’s office

No one ever said dental assisting school was easy. From learning the terminology to having a clear understanding of the hands-on, day-to-day tasks you’ll be responsible for when stepping into your first dental office job, it takes time, diligence, and a commitment on your part to push through the difficulties so you can reap the reward in the end. But if you need a bit of help making your way through school, here are 5 tips to remember to survive your classes and embrace your future career.

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Is Being a Dental Assistant Stressful?

January 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 1:48 pm
a dental assistant and dentist showing a patient how a certain procedure works

Does the idea of becoming a dental assistant excite you? Do you want to help others achieve better oral health but are worried the job might be too stressful? While taking various dental assisting classes, you will learn about the pros and cons of the profession, but until then, read on to discover if the responsibilities and requirements of a dental assistant are what you desire in a future career.      

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The Truth About Dental Assistants: What You Need to Know

January 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 3:36 am
a young, female dental assistant smiles while a dentist examines a male patient in the background

If you are enrolled in a dental assisting school, you’re probably quite busy learning about correct terminology, job responsibilities, and ways to improve the patient experience. But what you may not realize is how important your role is in a dental office. While it’s necessary for dentists to invest their money in equipment, training, and updated technology, it’s even more important for them to employ a team of highly-skilled professionals. Read on to learn the truths about dental assistants and what you can expect when preparing for your future career.

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