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…

CDC urges people to get flu shots

Flu shots play an important role in reducing hospitalizations and serious illness.

With the official beginning of winter nearly upon us, that means it’s also time for flu season to take hold across the United States. So far, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the season has gotten off to a normal start, as opposed to last year when a particularly…

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…

Would you be a good pharmacy technician?

Would you make a good pharmacy technician?

If you are thinking about a career in pharmacy technology, it’s important to understand that the job requires more than simply counting tablets and┬ápackaging and labeling prescriptions.1 Being a pharmacy technician also requires the ability to give good customer service, even when you’re in a…

ADHD diagnoses on the rise

ADHD medication prescriptions have gone up significantly in recent years.

According to the third National Survey on Children’s Health, which evaluated school children between the ages of 4 and 17 over the course of 2011 and 2012, there was a significant increase in the number of kids who were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) over the past…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – First Day

Student Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hey guys, It’s Mayra again, sharing some of my insights and experiences as I work through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. In my last blog I talked a little about me, why I went back to school and the enrollment process – check it out if you missed it! Today I want to share…

Vets on the trail of mysterious dog virus

Vets in a couple of states have been tracking a mysterious illness afflicting dogs.

Veterinarians in New Jersey and Ohio have been reporting a rash of cases where dogs already vaccinated against the flu are coming down with related illnesses. However, while the stories are cause for concern, many vets who are handling the cases believe they are closing in on the cause of the…