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The Rise of Invisible Orthodontics

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An estimated 4.5 million Americans, most of them children and teenagers, wear braces on their teeth, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. About 80 percent of those who currently undergo orthodontic treatment range in age from 6 to 18 years old.   However, the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment is on the rise, with a recent survey showing that 75% of orthodontists have reported an increase in adult private patients.   The survey also shows that the majority of patients are in the 26 to 55 age bracket and most likely to be women, but the number of..

Can VR Help Your Dental Practice?

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It might seem like an odd addition to the dental office, but VR technology in making an impact on how dental procedure is performed and perceived. In this article, we’ll be looking at the potential benefits VR could bring to your practice. Reducing Fear, Pain, and Anxiety During Patients’ Dental Visits Perception, and the human brain’s interpretation of it, is a powerful thing. Trials in the US have indicated that most people associate the common sights of the dental theater with significant levels of pain and stress.   Research into the behavior of children during pulp therapy of primary molars..

Prefabricated Blood Vessels Look to Revolutionize Root Canals

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While the root canal procedure is an effective way of saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, it can result in the tooth becoming brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Recent research by OHSU in Portland, Oregon has resulted in a new process that will allow dentists to insert new blood vessels into teeth, saving the tooth while avoiding it degrading due to the lack of a blood supply. A New Method More than 15 million root canals are conducted annually in the United States. Because the current operation involved removing infected dental tissues and replacing them..

Root Canals are Safe and Netflix Agrees

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After being universally condemned by the global dental community and formal letters of complaint from the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and American Association of Dental Research (AADR), Netflix has removed the Documentary “Root Cause” which claimed that “root canals cause cancer, heart disease, and other serious chronic illness.” The documentary, made by Australian film-maker Frazer Bailey, made the startling claim that the root canal procedure was the main cause of a variety of different chronic illnesses and that the best way to deal with an injured or infected tooth was simply to remove it, rather..

5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Enamel Healthy

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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. #1 No Lemon Juice Before Breakfast A lot..

Why Choose Northwest Career College as Your Dental Administrative Assistant School?

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Employment for entry-level employment in the dental field is expected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor.   This rise in the need for qualified dental administrative assistants makes now an excellent time to enter this exciting and ever-evolving field.    Picking the right school to provide you with the qualifications and experience you need to turn your aspirations into career success is vital. In this article, we’ll be looking at why Northwest Career College is an excellent venue for you to start..

4 Dental Administration Skills That Employers Look For

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As the dental industry in the US expands, the need for committed dental administrative assistants in greater than ever.   Employment for entry-level positions in the dental field is expected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Salary expectations for dental administrative assistants are also on the rise. On average, entry-level employment in the dental field earns between $38,660 to $54,800 a year with more than half of working DAAs earning more.   So, if you are looking..

Time Management Tips for Dental Administrative Assistants

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There are never enough hours in the day. That a pretty common refrain no matter what sector you work in, but it applies especially if you are working as a dental administrative assistant. With so many important responsibilities and such a varied workload, there’s never a dull moment, but it can often feel like there aren’t enough moments at all.   Making sure that you have enough time to spend on your tasks, so that your attention to detail doesn't falter, is a key skill to cultivate as any kind of administrator. When your work involves coordinating a dental practice..

The Benefits of Attending Dental Administrative Assistant School

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So you’ve decided to take the massive step of changing your career and joining the growing and rewarding field of dental administrative assistant. Congratulations! But before you can put on your uniform and start helping your patients, you need training at a recognized dental administrative assistant School, like the one here at Northwest.   Northwest’s Dental Administrative Assistant School in Las Vegas student-centered philosophy means that you come first and our flexible schedule allows you to attend dental administrative assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career, enabling you..

Making Your Mark As A Dental Administrative Assistant

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Dental administrative assistants occupy a hugely important role in any dental practice. Their administrative skills allow a practice to work at optimal efficiency and they provide vital coordination between staff members, departments and third parties.   As exciting as the position of a dental administrative assistant is, it is essentially a back office role, which can sometimes make it hard to stand out and move your career forward. To help you get the best out of being a dental administrative assistant, we’ve put together some ideas on how you can fine-tune your skills to help you stand out and get..