dental assistant

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an assistant to a dentist

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All dental assistants and dental assistant students are sincerely encouraged to join the ADAA team in order to advance the practice of dental assisting toward the highest standards of performance obtainable.
Delivering this curriculum over the Internet to the worldwide practicing community raises the overall proficiency level of dental assistants and helps them stay current on best practices.
Regardless of whether we are new dental assistants or highly experienced pros, together, through ADAA, we have the ability to make a difference in our profession and in our community.
She has been active in the local Sara-Mana Dental Assistants Society and the Florida Dental Assistants Association, and is a past president of both.
But those aren't the only reasons why the Smuddes, both dentists, are opening a school for dental assistants this month.
Most dental assistants seeking to become nationally certified take the Dental Assisting National Board's Certified Dental Assistant examination.
The dental assistant program emphasizes hands-on instruction in the campus's new dental lab.
Certified dental assistants could qualify as "community dental health coordinators" following board-approved education.
The dentist is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish and Tagalog and the hygienist and dental assistant speak English and Spanish.
We are pleased to offer the dental assistant program and look forward to sending our graduates into the Nashville area to help fill the demand for dental assistants and other related positions," said Adam Butler, executive director of Kaplan Career Institute's Nashville campus.
This course will review the basics of restorative procedures so the dental assistant can assist more efficiently and restore more competently.
ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Dental Assistant is $34,500 per year; however, according to a new DentalPost Survey, the average annual salary for a full-time Dental Assistant is closer to $27,000, revealing a 20 percent disparity in annual wages.
SANTA CLARITA - High school students and adults interested in enrolling in a dental assistant course this fall have until today to register.
Students will be recognized for earning diplomas in three programs including medical assistant, dental assistant and computer business systems.
Whether it be while updating or obtaining new medical and dental histories, or by just having casual conversations with the patient while waiting for the dentist to arrive in the treatment room, the dental assistant can obtain valuable information for the dentist by recognizing signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of oral or pharyngeal cancer caused by either HPV or other carcinogens such as tobacco and alcohol.