The Knowledge Nook

What Are The Pros, And Cons, of Working As A Dental Assistant?

Posted by Tami Russell on Mar 28, 2017 3:00:01 PM

We spend a large portion of our waking lives at our jobs.  It only makes sense that we find the career that provides not only a solid income, but reasonable levels of satisfaction and contentment. 

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Topics: dental assistant

Top Tools for the Working Dental Assistant

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 21, 2017 6:30:49 PM

If you’ve ever been a dental patient, you are familiar with the sharp and shiny tools in constant use within a busy dental office. If you are like most of us, you have no idea what each tool is called. 

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Topics: dental assistant

How Do You Plan to Celebrate Dental Assistants Week?

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 17, 2017 4:49:48 PM

We’re not sure if Hallmark has special cards for the occasion, but Dental Assistants are the honorees every year during Dental Assistant Recognition Week, scheduled for March 5-11 this year!

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Topics: dental assistant

How Do I Know if Dental Assisting Is the Right Job for Me?

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As 2016 draws to a close, The Knowledge Nook is re-visiting the programs offered in PDI’s Certificate Program curriculum.  Hundreds of individuals have trained with one of PDI’s many certificate programs, and one of the most popular is that of Dental Assistant, a career which draws thousands of new hires across the U.S., and the world, every year.

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Dental Assistants Rank Well In "Best Jobs" Survey

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 5, 2016 4:09:47 PM

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How Much Does It Cost To Set Up A Dental Office?

Posted by Tami Russell on Nov 14, 2016 3:25:53 PM

There has been a lot of discussion during this recently-ended presidential election cycle about the costs of healthcare for consumers. 

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Topics: dental assistant

What Are The Educational Requirements For Dental Hygienist, Assistant?

Posted by Tami Russell on Oct 14, 2016 7:47:02 PM

Two key jobs within the dental industry - the dental assistant and the dental hygienist - may sound similar to the client.  While there are several key differences in responsibilities between the two careers, there are also different educational requirements for both.  Here’s some information to consider.

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Dental X-Rays Pose Little Risk To Trained Professionals

Posted by Tami Russell on Sep 12, 2016 7:48:09 PM

Are dental X-rays safe?

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The Dental Assistant's Life and Schedule

Posted by Tami Russell on Aug 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’re considering a position as a dental assistant, you probably have some ideas as to the work you’ll be doing.  You’ll have to be comfortable working with patients and assisting with several different dental procedures.  However, once you get the dental assistant education and training that is required, you should be prepared for the schedule and work flow of a dental assistant.

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Topics: dental assistant

Internships and Externships Are Great Ways To Achieve On-The-Job Skills

Posted by Tami Russell on Jul 28, 2016 11:05:41 PM

Many training programs offer “internships” and “externships” to students attending their programs. What is the difference between the two?

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Topics: dental assistant

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