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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through. Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
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Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
As any dentist will tell you, keeping your tooth enamel healthy is a full-time job and the results of not paying attention to tooth health can be pretty disastrous. Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 years have no natural teeth and oral conditions are the fourth most expensive to treat. In the United States alone, US$110 billion are spent yearly on oral healthcare.
So, if you are looking to keep your teeth and avoid any costly dental bills, here are 5 steps you can take to keep your enamel healthy.
A lot of health fads involve the consumption of citric acid in the morning through citrus fruit or drinks like kombucha, apple cider vinegar or sports drinks. Unfortunately, while this might be good for your waistline, it’s bad for your teeth, as the high acidity level can destroy the enamel.
This, in turn, exposes the dentin, which is the dense bony tissue forming the bulk of a tooth underneath the enamel and can lead to discoloration, pain, and increases nerve sensitivity.
If you can’t bear to have breakfast without your glass of water and lemon, then try drinking it through a straw to minimize the amount of contact with your teeth.
Charcoal or baking soda tubes of toothpaste have become a trendy way to whiten teeth, but they do have certain downsides that might not offset their whitening effect.
Firstly, most do not contain fluoride in the same way that standard toothpaste does. Fluoride is essential for healthy teeth and along with helping to repair any tooth damage before it becomes serious.
Charcoal or baking soda are also abrasive by design, using their abrasive properties to remove the first layer of stained enamel to reveal a whiter player underneath. Removing a layer of enamel might give you a whiter smile, but it can cause significant damage to your teeth in the long run.
While this sounds more like culinary, rather than dental, advice, eating low-pH foods like whole grains or cheese when you are drinking acidic and tannin-rich drinks like coffee and red wine can act as a kind of barrier between your teeth and the enamel destroying properties of high-pH drinks.
Red wine and cheese also complement each other nicely, so it’s really a win-win.
Chewing gum after a meal can help to neutralize the effects of acidic food and drink. It does this by producing more saliva while helps neutralize the acid that attacks your enamel and causes dental decay.
Dentists suggest that you chew gum for 20 minutes after eating, and obviously make sure that the gum does not contain sugar.
Dentists suggest that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months. The best way to spot if your toothbrush needs replacing is to examine the bristles. If they are frayed, they won’t clean teeth as thoroughly and you’ll need a new toothbrush.
If you have been ill recently and you store your toothbrush, as many people do, in close proximity to those of the rest of your household, consider replacing it, as it can harbor bacteria that will spread to the rest of the family.
Employment for entry-level employment in the dental field is expected to increase 23% over the next 10 years, faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With this growing demand for DAA’s, it is essential that graduates cultivate the skills and traits that will help them stand out in the employment market.
Here at Northwest Career College, our Dental Administrative Assisting Program prepares students to work in any dental office. Our expansive, nine operatory lab provides students with real-life dental office experience. You will be trained to handle clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, handling insurance claims, and monitoring inventory. You will work with documents, forms, and computer systems. No other Dental Administrative Assistant Program in Las Vegas offers this type of advanced training.
Our student-focused approach will help you cultivate the skills you will need to stand out. Our experienced Career Services team will work with you to help you find the best dental administrative assistant employment opportunities in Las Vegas. Call one of our enrollment specialists at (702) 403-1592 to find out more.
Cynthia Lofquist, R.D.A.
Dental Assisting Program Chair
Concorde Career Institute