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What Are the Benefits of Training as a Dental Assistant


Switching careers is both a fantastic opportunity and a hugely important, and therefore stressful, decision to make. If you are not happy in your current career or are looking to start your professional life in a job that will remain fulfilling, then choosing the right field to work in is vital.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the benefits of training to become a dental assistant, why qualified dental assistants are in such high demand, and why becoming a dental assistant could be the best career choice you’ve ever made. It’s Got Great Job Satisfaction A huge part..

5 Things You Should Know About NCC’s Dental Assistant Program

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Dental assisting is one of the most popular programs here at NCC and there is a huge range of great reasons for that. Dental assistant positions are expected to grow by as much as 7% over the next decade, resulting in an additional 23,400 available jobs in an industry that continues to grow. Dental assistants are also well compensated for the vital role they play in our healthcare sector, with the median annual wage for dental assistants reported as $40,080 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, if you’re considering training for a rewarding career new career as a dental..

A Dental Assistants Guide to Suctioning

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One of the primary responsibilities of a dental assistant is to maintaining moisture control during dental procedures. Working inside someone’s mouth means saliva and an excess of saliva can obstruct what the dentist is trying to accomplish.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what different equipment is used for suctioning and what the different techniques are. Oral Evacuation System - Saliva Ejector The smaller Saliva Ejector is used to keep moisture control during non-invasive dental procedures. The smaller tube of the Saliva Ejector is able to remove excess fluids, but not debris or clotted blood.    Saliva Ejectors..

Why Dental Assistants Love Their Job

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The Dental Assisting National Board sends out an annual dental assistant salary and satisfaction survey to get the opinions of dental assistants across the country on the best and worst parts of their job.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the reasons dental assistants gave in the DANB’s 2018-2019 dental survey as to why they love their careers. Because They Are Proud of Their Profession The vast majority of respondents to the DANB survey reported that the essential factor that made them love their job is pride in their profession.    As with many who work in the..

Finding the Right Shoes as a Dental Assistant

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When preparing for your first day as a newly qualified dental assistant, your choice of footwear isn’t likely to e the first thing on your mind. However, did you know that the average dental assistant takes about 12,000 steps, which is about five miles, every day?   Suddenly having the right shoes for the job doesn’t seem like a bad idea, does it?   In this article, we’ll be looking at what the usual uniform requirements are for a dental assistant and why the shoes are the most important part.  What Uniform Will I Be Wearing? While the exact uniform..