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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.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam! We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
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!
Tooth whitening has become one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedures in the US and, in this article, we’ll be looking at the different types of tooth whitening available on the market, how they work, and what the benefits and drawbacks of tooth whitening are.
Most tooth whitening systems use peroxide-based bleaching agents to bleach your teeth white. Many over the counter bleaching kits have a lower concentration of peroxide, around 3% to 20%, while in-office bleaching uses solutions that are as strong as 15% to 43% peroxide.
Some tooth whitening kits use a peroxide-based bleaching agent in concert with UV light and other chemicals designed to open the pores of your enamel, allowing the bleaching agent to penetrate deeper into your teeth.
The in-office tooth whitening systems used by your dentist or dental hygienist tend to be the fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth. The bleaching agents used tend to be much more concentrated than those found in home-use kits and can result in fairly dramatic changes in shade over a short period of time.
However, in-office tooth whitening is also fairly expensive, so you can expect to pay around $500 to $1,000 per 2-hour appointment.
There are a number of at-home teeth bleaching options available on the market. Some of the most common methods are:
While the benefits of a tooth whitening treatment are fairly obvious, they whiten your teeth, there are some drawbacks that it is important to be aware of.
Peroxide can dehydrate the enamel of your teeth making them more sensitive after application. Because most teeth whitening options also contain chemicals that open the pores in your enamel, drinking or eating acidic foods or drinks directly after using a tooth whitening product can increase enamel erosion.
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