Early childhood caries is a painful form of tooth decay that plagues young children. If severe enough, ECC can require a surgical procedure to rectify. As such, it is important for parents of young children to take the necessary cautionary steps to prevent the development of this harmful…

Factors such as the aging baby boomer population and the increase in the number of people with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity are driving up demand for health care professionals across all medical industries. One medical profession that is seeing major growth is dentistry. The need…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…