NE Dental Academy Blog

NE Dental Academy Blog

You Asked, We Answered: Is Becoming an EFDA Right for Me?

July 11, 2022

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Working in the dental field is extremely rewarding. In addition to playing a key role in improving your patients’ self-esteem, you also help keep their oral health and overall wellbeing in pristine condition. With that being said, it’s still normal to wonder “What’s next?” in your career. If you’re a dental assistant, then you should consider becoming an EFDA! To learn more about this certification and what it means for your career, read on!


Why Compassion Is an Important Trait for Dental Assistants

June 20, 2022

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Dental assistant and patient smiling during appointment

For dental assistants, a dental office is a place to live out a passion for helping others smile. For patients, it’s often a place that spikes anxiety and fear. That’s why it’s so important to do your part to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. While that certainly starts with a positive attitude and friendly demeanor, it extends to taking a compassionate approach with each and every patient. To learn why this is so important, keep reading!


3 Reasons Dental Assistants Should Pursue Continuing Education

May 18, 2022

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scene of employees attending continuing education for dental assistants

Will you be graduating dental assistant school soon? Have you recently begun your career as a dental assistant? In either case, your learning journey doesn’t end at graduation. Many dental assistants choose to complete continuing education (CE) to propel their careers forward and improve their skills. Read on as we go over three important reasons you should consider completing CE as a dental assistant.


As A Dental Assistant, Is Dental X-Ray Exposure Safe?

April 4, 2022

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Dental Assistant not worried about being exposed to X-ray radiation

Dental X-rays are a routine part of regular dental checkups. Getting a few every year or so isn’t a big deal, but is it safe for Dental Assistants to be exposed to X-ray radiation on a regular basis? After all, it’s well known that too much X-ray exposure can cause serious health problems, and a single Dental Assistant may take thousands of X-rays over their career! Fortunately, thanks to state-of-the-art technology, this isn’t something to worry about. Read on as we go over everything you might need to know about dental X-ray radiation exposure as a Dental Assistant.


3 Reasons Why Dental Assisting Is a Great Career for Moms

March 11, 2022

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Mom and daughter reading about dental assistant school for moms

If you’re a mom trying to support your kids with a meaningful but flexible career, you no doubt already know that balancing a career and home life can be a challenge! Fortunately, countless mothers have found they can have a job they love, earn a good income, and still spend as much time as possible with their children by following a career path in dental assisting. Thousands of dental assistants are employed every year, and dental programs and schools offer dental assistant training to fast-track your goals. Read on to learn three great reasons why a career in dental assisting is a great choice for moms!


Top 10 Traits of a Great Dental Assistant

February 7, 2022

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Are you looking to become a Dental Assistant? That’s fantastic! With the right education, training, and experience, you can achieve a career as a good Dental Assistant. However, if you want to become a great dental assistant, you’ll need to have the right personality and mindset. Read on as we cover the top 10 qualities of successful Dental Assistants who stand out in their field!


4 Important Reasons to Consider Specializing

January 15, 2022

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Closeup of dental assistant smiling while wearing PPE

Whether you just started dental assisting school or are getting ready to graduate, you’ve likely given some thought to what’s next. While some consider joining a private practice for a general dentist, many students have found that specializing is the best decision for their personal development and career goals. Here’s why!


You Asked, We Answered: What Does a Dental Assistant Do?

December 8, 2021

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Let’s face it: when you visit your dentist, you see more than your dentist. Throughout your appointment, you interact with the front desk team, receive a cleaning from the dental hygienist, and talk to the treatment coordinator about any follow-up appointments. So, it’s safe to say it’s a team effort! One of the most important members are the dental assistants. Here’s an overview of everything they do in a day!


5 Incredible Benefits of Pursuing a Career as a Dental Assistant

November 30, 2021

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Closeup of dentist and dental assistant working on patient

Whether you’re about to graduate high school, want to make a career change, or are interested in re-entering the workforce, it can be overwhelming to try to find a job that is both rewarding and pays well. If you’re currently at a crossroads and are searching for the right fit, it’s time to consider dental assisting school. Keep reading to learn five important benefits of becoming a dental assistant!