Oklahoma dental assistants may need permits

Dental assistants in Oklahoma may soon be required to have permits.

While it’s true that dental assistants report to the dentists in whose offices they work, recent revelations in Oklahoma about the use of unsanitary equipment may soon lead to the Sooner State requiring all dental assistants to have permits.1
The office of Dr. W. Scott Harrington was found to…

Pediatric dental coverage to be expanded in California

Pediatric dental coverage is being expanded in California.

Covered California, the state’s marketplace for the Affordable Care Act, recently announced that seven insurers have signed up to offer small-group, child-only dental coverage as part of the health insurance marketplace.1
While the new plans are currently set for only the first year of the…

Dental Clinics Provide Students Practical Experience with Kids

Boise Dental Clinic

Halloween was just a couple of weeks ago and many of us still have some leftover candy sitting around. According to the Halloween Fun Facts infographic by the American Dental Association, for children, the largest amount of candy consumed is on or following Halloween.1
Since a balanced diet is…

New report from the ADA analyzes present and future of dental profession

A new report from the ADA could spell big changes in the dentistry profession.

The dental profession in the United States is in the midst of a radical transition, according to a recent report from the American Dental Association, titled, A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape.1
The report was part of the ADA’s 2015-2020 strategic plan…

How to be a better dental assistant

There are always ways to become a better dental assistant.

After earning a dental assistant degree and entering the working world, it’s important to constantly be looking for ways to improve patient care and be the best dental assistant you can be. While dental assistant school will give you the tools you need to be successful, it’s up to you to…

Unique volunteer opportunities for dental assistants


One of the benefits of earning a dental assistant diploma is gaining the skills necessary to make a difference in the world. While dental hygiene may not be at the forefront of everyone’s minds in the medical industry, poor oral health can actually cause a variety of painful diseases, including…

Advice for dental assistant interviews


As with any career, as you search for a job as a dental assistant you will have to undergo an interview process. While you’ll certainly receive plenty of interviewing advice from your parents and friends, having a successful dental assistant interview may require a bit of a different…