5 of the Best Internet Resources for Dental Assisting Students

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In dental assisting, as with any other profession, it is important to keep up with advances in your field and stay abreast of the most recent technologies. Dentistry, as with any other field of medicine, is a quickly evolving specialism, with new research and new technqiues coming out all the time. Keeping up to date with such a quickly evolving field can seem like a daunting task until you realize you have one great ally on your side, the internet!

 

Many research organizations, professional dentists and dental technology provide produce a huge range of written material that can be read on the internet. Even better, there are many website and blogs out there that collect that kind of information, collate it, and make it available to dental students just like you.

 

To help you get the most from your studies and stay up to date in a quickly evolving field, here are five of the best internet resources for dental assisting students.

 

Dental Assistant Life

The Dental Assistant Life blog serves up a huge range of helpful posts on life as a dental assistant. You can expect articles offering career advice, lifestyle tips, and even promotion for dental assistant events happening across the U.S. The Dental Assistant Life blog is full of helpful content for anyone interested in becoming a dental assistant and there is enough variety that even seasoned dental assistants will find something interesting. There’s even a forum you can use to connect with other dental professionals.

Dental Post

The main aim of Dental Post blog is to provide a way for aspiring dental assistants to connect with their ideal dental employer. Originally created as a job posting site, the Dental Post has gradually transitioned into a networking site that also features job postings.T You can expect to find a range of articles from advice on getting hired, tips for practice management, and amusing slice of life stories about why dental assistants love their job. The Dental Post is an excellent resource for aspiring dental assistants looking for a job and dental practitioners looking to network.

Dentistry IQ

The Dentistry IQ blog is all about giving dental assistants some much needed practical advice. The site features great career advancement and treatments advice articles and has a regular advice column called Thursday Troubleshooter. Thursday Troubleshooter hands out advice on subjects like on how to calm distressed patients and what options a dental assistant has if their hours are suddenly reduced. The Dentistry IQ blog represents a fantastic resource for dental assistants to learn from the experiences of others in the field.

Pediatric Dental Assistants Association

AS the name might suggest, the Pediatric Dental Assistants Association (PDAA) is a blog that focusses on those dental assistants who are interested in working with children. You can expect sections that keep you up to date on current events in the dental field, tips on dealing with younger patients, continued educational opportunities, and advice on how to advance in your dental career.

 

If you’re considering moving into the field of pediatric dental care then the Pediatric Dental Assistants Association is an excellent resource that can give you the information you need to make that decision.

Dental Grind

Despite the rather unusual name, Dental Grind is actually a blog for job seekers in the dental assisting field. The blog is filled with great advice on how to apply and interview for a position in the dental field. If you have recently graduated from a dental assisting school and are currently looking for work then the Dental Grind is an excellent place to look for job placement for dental assistants.

Join One Of The Best Dental Assistant Training Schools In Las Vegas

Here at Northwest Career College we firmly believe that learning is a process that continues on the job. Our Dental Assistant Training Course gives you all the key skills and experience you’ll need to find the best dental assisting employment opportunity in Las Vegas. Our Dental Assistant School offers morning, afternoon and night classes to accommodate your busy work and family schedule and our established, seasoned instructors have helped our students achieve a 91% national exam pass rate. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our admissions assistants about your new dental assisting career.

 

 

Written by:
Cynthia Lofquist, R.D.A.
Dental Assisting Program Chair
Concorde Career Institute