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Why On-The-Job Training Is Crucial for Dental Assistants

May 2, 2024

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In the dynamic world of dentistry, education doesn’t end in the classroom – though technically speaking, it never truly ends. That said, for aspiring dental assistant students who really want to make the most out of their new career, something they’ll need to heavily consider is the completion of on-the-job training. It’s not just beneficial for dental assistants; it’s absolutely essential, as it prepares them for all the trials and tribulations they’ll encounter in the field. Here’s more about this type of training and how it’s immensely helpful!


Top Tips to Help You Ace Your Dental Assistant Job Interview

April 11, 2024

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After you graduate from dental assisting school, you have a world of possibilities in front of you! Before you truly get started on your new career path, though, you will likely need to go through a job interview. How can you go into your interview with confidence and come out feeling like you made a great impression? Here are some useful tips:


A Closer Look at the Ever-Increasing Demand for Dental Assistants

March 2, 2024

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a dental assistant smiling as they help a patient

In the ever-changing world of healthcare, one profession that stands out as gratifying, promising, and always in demand is dental assisting. Over the years, the role of dental assistants has evolved from purely clinical tasks to encompass a wide range of duties and responsibilities, making them an indispensable asset for any dental office. Here’s a brief look at a few of the reasons for this profession seeing impressive growth, along with why you shouldn’t hesitate to make a career change!


4 Tips to Help Prepare You for Dental Hygiene School

February 2, 2024

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Embarking on the journey towards becoming a dental hygienist is an exciting and rewarding endeavor. However, the road to dental hygiene school often requires a careful amount of preparation and dedication, involving things like academic readiness, developing practical skills, and of course, having the drive to succeed. And there’s no better way of preparing for this path than by becoming a dental assistant, first! Here are four tips that you should consider if you’re thinking about making this transition.


3 Ways That Dental Assistants Keep the Practice Running Smoothly

January 2, 2024

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a closeup of a dental assistant smiling

In a lot of ways, dental assistants are an extra set of arms and hands for their dentist, helping them with various tasks and procedures within a dental office. But the amount of supplemental help that a dental assistant provides for their practice is incredibly undervalued and underappreciated; simply put, without dental assistants, the metaphorical wheels would fall off! Continue reading below to learn about a few of the lesser-known tasks and duties that dental assistants are responsible for!


5 Reasons You Should Consider Becoming a Dental Assistant

December 1, 2023

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a closeup of a dental assistant smiling

When faced with a boring, unsatisfying, or unbearable career path, many people feel stuck; after all, it’s not always easy to go back to school, receive the necessary certifications, or meet the requirements for a new field that interests you. However, staying put can sometimes feel just as daunting—and this is when a change needs to be made! If you’re ready for a change but aren’t sure what direction you should take, why not consider a career in dental assisting? Continue reading below to learn about a few reasons why this career path might be easier and more gratifying than you think!


How Much Clinical Experience Do I Need to Become a Dental Assistant Instructor?

November 2, 2023

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a dental assistant instructor working with a student

After several years working as a dental assistant in a practice or another clinical setting, you might be looking for a change—this is totally normal and happens to all of us, regardless of profession! If you’re passionate about dentistry, but you’re seeking something a little different, becoming a dental assistant instructor might be your next logical step. This is because instructing offers many rewards and an unparalleled level of gratification, while allowing you to remain involved and well-versed in the world of dentistry. But you might be wondering just how much experience you need before it’s feasible to make this change. Continue reading below to learn more!


What You’ll Learn During Your Dental Assistant Externship

October 1, 2023

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a dental assistant being instructed by her teacher

Embarking on a dental assistant externship is a thrilling and pivotal moment for anyone aspiring to pursue a career in dentistry. It’s a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between what you learn from reading out of a textbook versus what you’ll be practicing in a hands-on environment, all of which is valuable. That said, you should approach your externship with an open mind and positive attitude, so that you can walk away from it more informed, better prepared, and undoubtedly excited for your new career in dental assisting! Here are four unique skills you can expect to learn and hone during this experience.


The Crucial Role of Hands-On Training for Dental Assistants

September 1, 2023

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a dental assistant student receiving training

Dental assistants are the unsung heroes of the dental office, working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that everything within the practice is running smoothly—for the dentist and their patients! Their responsibilities include a wide range of tasks, from preparing patients for treatment to managing administrative duties. However, while classroom education provides a solid foundational understanding of dental assisting, hands-on training is undeniably the secret to preparing future dental assistants for the challenges they’ll face in their new careers. Keep reading below to learn more about the importance of hands-on training for dental assistants and how it ultimately contributes to their success in the field.


3 Must-Ask Questions for Your Dental Assisting Instructor

August 4, 2023

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a dental assistant and her instructor

Dental assisting is a vital and rewarding profession that plays an integral role in supporting dentists and ensuring that they’re capable of providing the highest quality care to their patients. And if you’re embarking on a journey to become a dental assistant, one of the most influential figures in your education will be your dental assisting instructor—which means you shouldn’t hesitate to ask them questions throughout your training! Here are three must-ask questions to keep in mind when engaging with your dental assisting instructor. 

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