Tips for dental assistants who treat kids

Pediatric dental assistants can help create a stress-free environment

The need for dental assistants in the U.S. is expected to grow faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That growth rate is predicted to be approximately 25 percent between 2012 and 2022.1 One branch of dentistry that is an option for students to explore is pediatric…

New technology helping to make dental visits a painless process

New technology is making a trip to  the dentist's office a much more enjoyable experience.

For years, the mere thought of going to the dentist has been a painful one, and nobody knows that better than the certified dental assistants who have to deal with those patients that come squirming into the dentist office. But now, with the help of new technology, much of the pain and anguish…

Pros and cons of being a dental hygienist

Dental hygiene is an in-demand career.

Did you have a fascination with the tooth fairy as a child? Or always looked forward to going to the dentist? Then perhaps a career as a dental hygienist is right for you. Dental hygienists play an integral role in every dentist’s office, and are responsible for everything from cleaning teeth to…

Volunteer programs offer dental assistants chance to help their communities

Dental assistants have many opportunities to serve their communities outside the office.

Becoming a certified dental assistant can be about more than finding a great career, it also provides an opportunity to give back to your community through programs that offer free or reduced price services to veterans, low-income residents and children.
All across the country, partnerships…

5 Time-saving tips for dental assistants

Keeping organized can save you time throughout the day.

When you have a dental assistant career, no two days are alike. You’re responsible for a variety of duties – everything from patient care to record keeping and sterilizing instruments.1 Dental assistants have an integral role to play in making sure that the office runs smoothly, and that…

How to be a team player in a dental office

If you're going to be a dental assistant, you need to be a team player.

If you are considering a dental assistant career, it’s important to note that in addition to using the skills you learned during dental assistant school, you will need to be a team player when you begin working in an office. Dentists rely upon a strong team of professionals to help everything…

The Surprising Things Your Teeth Reveal About You

What do your teeth say about you

Sometimes we forget how much we reveal about ourselves when we smile. Not only do we communicate happiness or sociability, but we also convey a lot about our way of living.