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4 Tips to Help You Take Your Upcoming Dental Assisting National Board Exam

January 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 2:14 pm
a student taking a test

If you’re like most people, tests can cause you to become nervous and break out in a sweat. Having to remember everything you’ve learned and attempt to put it in writing and answer questions about it can be daunting but with the right tools, you might just find you are better prepared than you think. As part of your dental assisting program, you are probably receiving valuable insight and suggestions on ways to prepare for the DANB but what about taking the test itself? To help you get through the big day, here are 4 useful tips to keep in mind.

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Learn Where and When to Use a Cell Phone in a Dentist’s Office

January 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 2:10 pm
A dental professional using a cell phone while looking at x-rays

Nowadays, it’s hard to go anywhere and not see more than half of the people around you using a cell phone. While it may be the go-to gadget for calling, texting, and internet-surfing while away from home, it’s important that you be mindful of where and when to use one while working in a dentist’s office. Why? One word…HIPPA. As you will learn in your dental assistant classes, staying in compliance with HIPPA is crucial but so is maintaining professionalism about the workplace. Read on to learn where and when you should use your cell phone and how it can potentially put you in a comprising situation should sensitive information become public.

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3 Career Goals to Make for 2020 as an Aspiring Dental Assistant

December 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 7:33 pm
a female dental assistant helping a dentist examine a patient’s smile

The new year is quickly approaching, which means, as an aspiring dental assistant, you probably have a few goals in mind. While working on your dental assisting training, it is important to think about what you want out of your career. From additional certifications to teaching opportunities, there are plenty of areas you can set your sights on. As you get ready to welcome 2020, why not check out these 3 goals that might be worth setting in the coming year.

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3 Different Dental-Related Dreams and What They Mean

December 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 7:31 pm
a woman asleep

It’s safe to say that while in dental assisting training, you are so immersed in what you’re doing that you may just find yourself dreaming about it. When you spend so much time in a dentist’s office, day-in and day-out, you’re bound to carry many of your thoughts home with you…and maybe even into bed. If you’ve ever wondered what some of your dental-related dreams mean, allow us to explain.

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4 Tips to Finding Your First Job as a Dental Assistant After Graduating

November 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 7:10 pm
a dentist, dental assistant, and female patient

When enrolling in a hands-on dental assistant school, the goal is to graduate and find your first real-world job as a dental assistant, right? With so many questions and determining which aspects are more important to you (i.e. money, benefits, flexibility, etc.), it’s likely you’re unsure what you should do to find a dental office that is right for you. To help you narrow your search and have a clearer view of what it is you want, here are 4 tips for finding your first job as a dental assistant.

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Discover How Life Could Change by Becoming a Dental Assistant

November 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 7:07 pm
a dentist and dental assistant working on a female patient’s mouth

It’s not uncommon for people who have spent decades working in a profession to decide they no longer find joy in what they do on a day-to-day basis. Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, they seek other opportunities, one of which might be in the healthcare field. If this sounds like you, and you want a more rewarding career, it’s time to consider a hands-on dental assisting program that can set you up on a path to becoming a dental assistant. Read on to find out how your life can change by making this type of career move.

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Why It’s Important to Have a Good Attitude as a Dental Assistant

October 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 9:08 pm
a female dental assistant

When walking into a dentist’s office, the last thing you want to experience as a patient is someone with a bad attitude. Not only can it make you feel as if you’re the reason that person is upset, but it can ruin your experience and cause you never to return. As a dental assistant, a poor attitude can be detrimental to the success and satisfaction you find in your job, which is why a hands-on dental assisting program can help you better understand why attitude is everything when choosing to pursue this type of field.

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Find Out Which Job Factors Matter Most to Dental Assistants

October 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 9:06 pm
a male dental assistant

When choosing a career, there are various factors that must be considered in order to remain satisfied. From the ability to advance within the company to benefits to money, everyone has something that keeps them motivated and willing to accept a position in the first place. As an aspiring dental assistant, every dental assisting course can help you determine what you want out of your future career. As you move along in your journey, find out which job factors matter most to dental assistants.

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5 Types of Dental Assisting Students: Which One Are You?

September 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 7:25 pm

a dentist and dental assisting working on a patientAs a student in dental assisting in Lebanon, it’s likely you’re still trying to discover your way around the material and how best you learn. For some, this is easy, but for others, it takes time. As you navigate your way through the program, you might find that you fall into one of the following 5 categories. Find out which type of dental assisting student you are!

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Discover the Many Reasons Dental Assisting is a Good Career Choice

September 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 7:23 pm

a female dental assistantAs a child, did you frequently change what you wanted to be when you grew up? It’s likely you envisioned being everything from a teacher to an astronaut. As children, these dreams inspire you to learn about different aspects of the world, all culminating into one big decision you’ll make as an adult – your career choice. Whether you’ve spent years working in what you thought was your dream job or you’re just starting out, discover why enrolling in a dental assisting program in Westerville is the first step towards an exciting future career.

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