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What Is an Infection Control/Prevention Coordinator and How Can I Qualify as One?

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Dental assistant is just one of the career paths you can access with an associate’s degree from our Dental Assisting Program.    Infection control/prevention coordinator is another path and one that is vital to the effective running of a dental office. It is an ideal role for a dental assistant looking to take on more responsibility and a greater challenge.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what the role of an infection control/prevention coordinator entails, what their primary duties are, and how you can become one. What Does an Infection Control/prevention Coordinator Do? Regulations in the area of..

Five Tips to Make You a Better Dental Assistant

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For many, a visit to the dentist’s beings on a little nervousness, dental procedures are inextricably linked with pain. For some, that nervousness is magnified into an almost crippling fear of the dentist’s office.    Part of the responsibility of the dental assistant is to make patients feel calm, informed, and supported, helping suppress those feelings of fear and nervousness. If you’re considering joining our Dental Assistant School, here are five tips to help you make your future patients feel more comfortable. Create a Friendly Environment As a dental assistant, there is a good chance that you will be the..

What Are the Alternatives to Refined Sugar?

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Excessive sugar consumption has become one of the leading medical and dental health issues. Sugar is one of the main causes of tooth decay and has a number of medical drawbacks associated with it. Eating too much sugar can contribute to people having too many calories, which can lead to weight gain. Being overweight increases your risk of health problems such as heart disease, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.   As people have become more aware of the issues surrounding refined sugar, a number of sugar alternatives have come onto the market. In this article, we’ll be looking at..

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..