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4 Ways to Recognize Dental Assistants

March 9, 2021

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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

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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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Debunking the Myth That Vaping is Cool

December 19, 2020

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an up-close view of a young man using a vaping device

While cigarettes and cigars continue to remain popular among those who choose to smoke, vaping is quickly gaining traction, especially among younger individuals. Although the myth that it is “cool” and “harmless” circulates among various demographics, the truth is it can pose a great danger to a person’s oral and overall health. To learn how you can help someone kick the habit, read on to discover how your dental assistant classes can provide the information and tools you need to help patients overcome this harmful addiction.

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Why It’s Important to Be Grateful for Dental Assistants

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 3:34 am
a dental hygienist and dental assisting caring for a patient during an appointment

Dental assisting school does more than prepare individuals for a career in dentistry. It also shines a light on why dental assistants (DA) are such an integral part of a practice. While it might seem as if the dentist and dental hygienist get all the glory, it is the DAs who do much of the work in preparation for the day’s appointments. Read on to learn why more patients and staff should be grateful for dental assistants and their invaluable work.

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Dental Instruments 101: What You Need to Know

November 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 9:58 pm
a set of dental instruments lying on a table, one holding an extracted tooth

One of the key responsibilities of any dental assistant is being able to work with various instruments, sterilize them, and hand them over to the dentist when needed. Being able to refine this skill will ensure the patient undergoes a safe and effective procedure, so what can you do to feel more confident about the tools you and your dentist will be using on a daily basis? Read on to find out how a dental assisting school can give you the knowledge you need to work with various dental instruments in your future profession.

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4 Ways to Reduce Stress While at Work

November 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtesterman @ 9:55 pm
two women and one man serving as dental assistants in a dentist’s office

Feeling overwhelmed at work? Worried you’ll mess up and use the wrong dental instrument? Concerned your employer or colleagues aren’t pleased with your performance as a dental assistant? Before you start the downward spiral of negative thinking, it’s important to recognize how stress can impact your thought process and self-worth. To avoid this common pitfall, let your instructors in your hands-on dental assisting program explain what you can do to minimize stress in your workplace.

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