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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 Assisting 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 Assisting 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 assisting. Congratulations! But before you can put on your uniform and start helping your patients, you need training at a recognized dental administrative assisting 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..


How To Prep For Your Dental Administrative Assistant Interview

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As with any administrative assistant, dental administrative assistants often have a wide range of duties, from the clerical to the medical, to perform. While this does make for an interesting and eventful career, it does also mean that the interview questions for an administrative assistant job to be wide-ranging as well.   So if you have recently graduated and are looking to join the exciting world of healthcare administration, here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first interview as a dental administrative assistant. Hard Skills Interview Questions: What to Expect Hard skills are the basis of..


How To Stand Out 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 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 ahead.  ..


What’s It Like To Work In A Dental Practice?

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Here at Northwest Career College, we think that it’s important that you have real world experience of how a dental practice works as part of your education, which is why we offer externships with all of our dental administrative assisting courses. Obviously, every workplace is going to be different, but if you’re considering a career as a dental administrative assistant we’ve put together a few general ideas on what it’s like to work in a dental practice. Working In A Dental Practice The work is fast paced - To fit in the maximum amount of time to provide treatment for..


An Overview of Dental Insurance

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One of the duties of a dental administrative assistant is to process dental insurance claims and to communicate with patients to make sure that those claims are as accurate as possible. While dental insurance is a necessarily complicated procedure, it may often be necessary to explain the process to patients in as simple a manner as possible. A Simplified Overview Below is a basic overview of the three most common mechanisms of dental insurance that you might be called upon to explain to a patient   Annual Maximums: An annual maximum is the total amount some dental insurance companies will..