Dental Exam – What A Dental Assistant Does

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Posted on: July 6, 2017 7:01 am by Dental Assistant Denver

To preserve oral health dental assistants recommend a regular dental exam. Dentists along with a dental assistant will provide the most suitable treatment while keeping it affordable. To achieve a healthy mouth routine oral care is needed and regular visits to the dental office is great way to start.

Dental Exam

Dental assistants and hygienists need to see patients every six months to clean and polish teeth to keep a patients oral care in check. Dental assistants make sure patients have x-rays which help evaluation of the patient’s oral health. After the dental exam – dental assistants with the doctor’s guidance can suggest to patients what other dental care will be needed.

Oral Examination – This will help detect problems such as  fillings that are deteriorating or other  conditions affecting  patients health such as oral cancer and gum disease. A dental assistant will explore each tooth, gums, the tongue.

Panoramic X-ray – Dental assistants will often perform this x-ray of all of the mouth as well as upper and lower jaws to gain a clear picture of the patients mouth’s condition. It will show the entire mouth in one image, this helps dental assistants identify problems like fractures, bone abnormalities, infections, tumors, and impacted teeth. This imagery method is often used when planning treatments like dentures, braces and implants.

Dental Surgery – Dental assistants help with these procedures which include everything from a simple tooth extraction to a complicated procedure like dental implant surgery. This is done to help relieve pain as well as to boost the appearance and function of the patient’s smile. It will often be performed in the dental office without having to be referred to another office.

Dental Care Basics that a dental assistant recommends to patients:

  • Brush at least twice a day – Do not rush brushing. Proper brushing usually requires two minutes. Also, do not forget the gum line, the areas around fillings,  and hard-to-reach areas.
  • Clean in between teeth – A toothbrush can’t reach all the areas to be cleaned. As such, it is very crucial to use floss or interdental cleaners to clean the areas that the toothbrush cannot reach. Even brushing the tongue is  important since this will remove bacteria to ensure fresh breath.
  • Eat a balanced diet – Patients should make it a habit to eat a balanced diet that contains foods from the five major food groups. Limiting snacks that contain high levels of sugar.
  • Visit the dentist regularly – Dental visits must be done every six months or more for early detection of any dental problem including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Routine fluoride application is also a must. This can be done during routine dental exam and cleaning.

Dental care is something that a dental assistant can help their patients understand. A patient’s smile will greatly depend on these basic practices. A good dental assisting professional makes sure that the patient knows about these simple tasks to help with their oral care.

Want to help people correct dental problems including oral cancer screening? Simply email or call (303) 800-1164 to get signed up to become a dental assistant. Class size is limited so don’t delay.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

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Dental Assisting Career – The Perfect Choice?

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Posted on: May 12, 2017 9:16 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Right now is a perfect time to change careers. Why do you ask? It is because dental assistants are in need everywhere. With a dental assisting career you will be in high demand and you will also play a wide range of roles within the dentist office.

Dental Assisting Career

You will learn many different skills in our 13-week course here at our dental assistant school. You will learn:

  • CPR
  • How to take x-rays
  • Learn about impressions
  • Patient Care
  • and much more !!!

Are you ready to change your life for the better? If so then you are ready to become a dental assistant today. Our program has small classes that way each student will get the  individual attention  needed and enables students to quickly learn the material so they can find a job before graduation.

Simply email or call (303) 800-1164 and we will get you all set up for the next session. !! Hurry now before it is to late since seats are limited.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

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Root Canal Process – How A Dental Assistant Helps

Posted on: February 23, 2017 9:49 am by Dental Assistant Denver

How does a dental assistant help in the root canal process? Well they check to see if there has been any damage to the nerve of the tooth. Damage to this area can lead to infection and cause the mouth to have swelling along with major pain.

Root Canal Process

A typical root canal process isn’t very painful but you can’t tell by just looking. With the help of a dental assistant, a root canal can be done in a single visit.

Patients can make a single trip to the office to take care of pain or other complications under the care of a dentist. However, if special treatment is needed then the root canal process can be spread of a couple days. Usually one day for the cleaning of the area and shaping while the second day is when the actual restoration will be done.

The most common approach is the single method since the dental technology has advanced along with better educated dental assistants. People have busy schedules so usually they just can’t spend more than one day away from work to get a root canal done. Usually these single sitting root canal processes will take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Dental assistants can help patients by giving advice in helping set aside enough time for patients to get the proper treatment they need. This is important because you don’t want to rush this process.

Contact us now to sign up for the next dental assisting class.  Email or call (303) 800-1164 to get signed up to become a dental assistant.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

Dental Assistant Graduates

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Posted on: January 3, 2017 9:54 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Feeling trapped in a dead-end job? Do you feel like you need a career change to help you in these sluggish economic times? Why not join our school and and start a new career with great pay like these recent dental assistant graduates?

Dental Assistant Graduates

Check out what some students are saying about our school :

  • “My experience at Premier School of Dental Assisting was so awesome!” – says Kinsey S.
  • “The dental office where I was interning was so impressed with what I had to offer that they offered me a job as I completed my hours!” – says Samantha K.
  • “The dental assisting program was excellent and gave me the knowledge and practice I needed to become a good dental assistant.” – says Jeff B.

Do you want to change your life like this these dental assistant graduates did? Don’t delay because class size is limited. Email or call (303) 800-1164 to get signed up to become a dental assistant.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

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Oral Cancer – How Dental Assistants Help Save Lives

Posted on: December 15, 2016 10:02 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Oral cancer is the main type of cancer in the head and neck areas. It makes up 85 percent of all cancer in these areas. However, it is one of the hardest types of cancer to treat in the early stages since it is so hard to detect. Dental assistants can help save a person’s life by including oral cancer screening during check-ups.

Oral Cancer

A dental assistant can look for these common signs during a checkup:

  • Numbness, pain and sensitivity anywhere in the mouth, including the tongue.
  • Loose, shaky teeth even if they appear to be healthy.
  • Hoarseness or strained voice.
  • The feeling of a lump or object stuck in the throat, making it difficult to swallow or even breathe most of the time.
  • Swollen gums; if wearing dentures or retainers, the swelling can make them uncomfortable to wear.
  • Earaches that make one ear sensitive to the touch yet there’s no loss of hearing.
  • Difficulty moving your jaw or tongue, or with chewing, swallowing or speaking.
  • Sores, swelling, lumps or thick patches anywhere in or around the mouth (tongue and gums) or throat.
  • A sore throat that wouldn’t go away no matter how often gargling with an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Red or white lesions in the mouth or lips that pop up, heal and get replaced by new ones.

What these symptoms can indicate is that some other condition can be happening too. If a dental assistant encounters a patient with these symptoms then the dentist office can arrange for a oral cancer screening. Remember it is always better to be safe than it is to be sorry.

Want to help people correct dental problems including oral cancer screening? Simply email or call (303) 800-1164 to get signed up to become a dental assistant. Class size is limited so don’t delay.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

Teeth are Crooked? How Dental Assistants Help Patients.

Posted on: October 28, 2016 10:09 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Perfectly straight teeth usually do not come naturally for many people. Studies show that crooked teeth, underbites and overbites are inherited traits; therefore, if parents have these dental issues,  it’s quite likely that their children with have the same issues, too.

Teeth

Crooked molars may not seem like a serious issue for some people; they only see it as a concern if other people might be put off by their physical appearance. Still, they can actually be the point of origin of other dental concerns. According to certified dental assistants, one of the negative effects of having teeth being crooked is that it can make practicing proper dental care challenging. Since toothbrushes are designed for straight chompers, it’s difficult to brush and floss thoroughly if they’re not straight, which then increases the risk of cavities, gingivitis and tooth decay, according to many dental assistants.

If a patient happens to have crooked teeth or even an overbites, they could be having speech difficulties. Such issues can create the tendency in people to lisp or they may find it hard to properly produce certain letter sounds such as v, b, f and p.

A patient could also have chewing problems with crooked teeth that really could lead to other health problems. It also puts a strain on jaw muscles that can increase the risk of tooth damage which will lead to dental office visits. A dental assistant helps with treatment and explains ways to avoid these problems.

A dental assisting professional will get x-rays for the dentist before any type of treatment plan is worked out to correct problems. The X-rays will provide adequate information on the actual position of each tooth and roots. These will also reveal if the patient still has teeth that have yet to break out of the gums.

If you want to start a great career to help people correct dental problems including crooked teeth, then simply email or call (303) 800-1164 to get signed up to become a dental assistant. Class size is limited so don’t delay.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

Dental Assistants – Join this Career Path?

Posted on: September 28, 2016 10:11 am by Dental Assistant Denver

As our session is coming to a close, we are so impressed with how far our students have come. They jumped right into the course and set out to become  Dental Assistants!

Dental Assistants

Our Dental Assisting classes are direct and straight to the point, no messing around! Learning everything from impressions, crowns, instruments etc. We couldn’t be happier with our latest group of student dental assistants, they are all exceptional! They are attentive and loving every minute of the hands-on training (can’t say that for the tests, but they all hang tough and study hard!).

These amazing students worked together to study and learn a new career. They have learned the value of hard work and what it means to selflessly put other’s needs ahead of their own, one of the best qualities of a dental assistant!  As their 13-weeks comes to a close (boy that was way fast!), we marvel at what an amazing group of people we have come to know, admire and appreciate.

Our students are dedicated, proactive and positive thinkers! We love seeing the growth in our students as they learn the language of dental assisting.

Why not come in for a visit and and check us out. Reserve your spot in our next class… Simply email or call (303) 800-1164 and we will see you in class !!

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

Dental Assistant Training – Career Advantages

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Posted on: August 1, 2016 10:18 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Many career options are available in the dentistry field. However, a dental assistant career is one of the most sought after in the entire dentist industry. With dental assistant training, this great career choice has a lot of prospects. It is a stable career choice and offers a blend of interpersonal and technical skills. The demand for dental assistants is expected to increase by thirty percent over the next seven years and it is a number that is above the expected growth rate for most other careers. The following are some reasons why people choose the field over the other fields…

Dental Assistant Training

Dental assistant training can be completed in just 13 weeks.

If a 2-year or a 4-year course is a long time commitment for you, then consider a career-focused program from a trade school to further your education. The program at a trade school can be easily completed within a few month’s time. In most cases, you need to have only a high school diploma to enroll in a trade school.

The working conditions are comfortable

Have you ever done work outdoors before in the scorching heat of the summer? Or even a food service job that requires you to be inside a messy and a hot kitchen area? Thinking about the settings at work is important while choosing a career, and many people find that it is beneficial for them to work at a dental clinic as an assistant. Dental offices are comfortable, well lit and clean with settings, where the environment is courteous and professional.

The career outlook is positive

If you are considering a new career, then it pays to check the career outlook in that field. With dental assistant training, you would be entering a field that is projected to grow potentially, as per the Occupational Outlook Handbook that has been published by the U.S. Department of Labor. The rate at which this career is expected to grow is much faster than the average rate for all the occupations that have been listed in the handbook.

The pay is quite good

Another benefit of choosing a dental assistant career is that you can get paid quite well. Starting salary for dental assisting is often $22,000 per year or more. An experienced dental assistant often gets a salary of $44,000 or more per year.

Becoming a dental assistant opens up many opportunities

Many a student find that a career as a dental assistant opens up many new opportunities for them and that it is a great way to start a new career. Some dental assistants prefer to continue in this career, while some others prefer to use this solely as a stepping stone toward a more advanced specialty. Dental assistants can choose to get further training and become a dental hygienist or they can even work toward becoming office managers. If you are going ahead to choose this career, then consider going in for a career focused training program.

Reserve a spot in our next Dental Assisting class…
Contact us via email, call (303) 800-1164 or visit our reviews page.

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

 

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Posted on: July 31, 2016 10:27 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Please review us on Google+. Follow the simple steps below:

1. Review us on Google:

  • Login to a gmail or google+ account on your computer or tablet.
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  • Type a positive review & submit it.

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2. Email us to verify the review was received (our email address is on this website)

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

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Dental Assistant Job – Ready For A Life Change?

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Posted on: June 8, 2016 10:32 am by Dental Assistant Denver

Are you in need of a  career and life change? The Premier School of Dental Assisting in the Denver area can help you achieve a new dental assistant job.

Dental Assistant Job

Our short 13-week course will give you the skills to obtain a dental assistant job. Short-term courses work well for students who want to quickly start achieving financial freedom in these hard times. Do you have what it takes to become a dental assistant?

Why not come in for a visit and and check us out. Reserve your spot in our next class… Simply call (303) 800-1164 or email and we will see you in class !!

Sincerely,
Charles F. Reed, DDS

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