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The Five Main Benefits of Training as a Dental Assistant

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Qualifying as a dental assistant with Northwest Career College, as part of our Las Vegas Dental Assistant Training School is an excellent opportunity to start a new, exciting, and rewarding career.   So, if you’re thinking about joining us to qualify for your new career opportunities, here are five of the main benefits of training as a dental assistant. Training to Become a Dental Assistant Takes Less Than a Year Here at NCC, we know you want to be out and looking for your first job on your new career path as quickly as possible, which is why we’ve made..


Why Now Might Be the Best Time to Become a Dental Assistant

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Have you been negatively impacted by COVID-19? Are you considering it might be time to make a career change that proves more fulfilling?    Despite the ongoing struggles and challenges of 2021, the job outlook for dental assistants is positive, so if you’re looking for a reason to switch career paths and turn to a field that remains high in demand, read on to learn how dental assistant courses can help you take the next step. The Job Outlook for Dental Assistants According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is estimated that the employment of dental assistants will..


Can Gum Disease Make COVID-19 More Deadly?

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One of the more concerning issues around COVID-19 is its wide range of outcomes in people who get the disease. Some recover fairly quickly while others, with what is being referred to as “long Covid” can experience months of post-infection symptoms.   New research by McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has found a strong link between periodontitis, a common form of gum disease, and severe COVID-19 outcomes.   The study has found a link between gums with inflammation and infection and COVID-19 complications and deaths. Periodontitis produces an inflammatory response that may spread through the body and the study has..


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..