Make sure to visit our website for more information about our school, our instructors, school location, and upcoming classes!
We look forward to meeting you!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Utah Dental Assisting School

     Our Utah Dental Assisting School has had hundreds of graduates who loved their training and currently love their jobs! We pride ourselves on providing current education, hands-on training in a functioning dental office, small class sizes for a better learning experience, and graduating our students with all the skills they will need for an excellent career in the dental field.
     The following is what one of our recent graduates had to say about us!

“Practical Dental Assisting Of Utah was one of the best things to happen to me! I went into the program not knowing anyone and came out feeling like I had known these girls forever! My teacher Jana was so sweet and made sure we understood everything we were being taught. I love my job! I am 19 (18 when i graduated) and have matured so much! I wouldn't have changed one thing about PDA! It was the greatest experience I have ever had! Thank you PDA! I don't hesitate in recommending you guys!”
Sydney P.
For more Practical Dental Assisting of Utah testimonials check out our website or contact us for more information!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Utah County Dental Assisting Jobs

     There are many ways to search for dental assisting jobs in Utah County.  The BEST way to find a job and make a presence in an interview is NETWORKING. There are a huge number of dental offices who will not post job openings online or in the newspaper. These offices want referrals for assistants they have already met or whom their staff may already know.
     How do you get in this network? The answer, INTERNSHIPS! It is the best way to introduce yourself to the dental field, meet other assistants, dentists, and dental office personnel. This also helps you to learn how different offices function and improves your dental assisting skills while you may be unemployed.

     Our Utah County Dental Assisting Program is located in Lindon, Utah and is connected to a functioning dental office. Our website has all the information about us and what our program offers. We have a facebook page as well with constant updates and helpful tips for dental assistants. Feel free to contact us for more information! We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dental Assisting in Utah County

Dental Assisting is an exciting, upbeat, and secure career. These three items are hard to come by in the current economy! Our classes are 10 to 12 weeks long and offer all the training and education needed to be a successful, desired employee.
Our short courses are designed to get you trained and in the dental field quickly. The classes are offered on weekends to provide those with children or who work during the week to attend classes. We have financial options and our program cost is low and affordable to everyone!
Practical Dental Assisting of Utah is located in Utah County and is connected to a functioning dental office. This provides our students with lecture time and hands-on training in the dental office for optimal training.

Our website has all the information about our course outline, program requirements, financial options, Utah County location, and when the next classes begin! Check it all out and feel free to contact us for a tour of our program and all registration information.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dental Assisting Skills Training

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. They sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare and lay out the instruments and materials required to treat each patient, and obtain and update patients' dental records. Assistants make patients comfortable in the dental chair and prepare them for treatment. During dental procedures, assistants work alongside the dentist to provide assistance. They hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction hoses or other devices. They also instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care.

Dental assistants may prepare materials for impressions and restorations, and process dental x rays as directed by a dentist. They also may remove sutures, apply topical anesthetics to gums or cavity-preventive agents to teeth, remove excess cement used in the filling process, and place dental dams to isolate teeth for treatment. Many States are expanding dental assistants' duties to include tasks such as coronal polishing and restorative dentistry functions for those assistants who meet specific training and experience requirements.

Dental assistants with laboratory duties make casts of the teeth and mouth from impressions, clean and polish removable appliances, and make temporary crowns. Those with office duties schedule and confirm appointments, receive patients, keep treatment records, send bills, receive payments, and order dental supplies and materials.”

Education for dental assisting can be achieved in a variety of ways. There are some 2-year programs that offer an associates degree at accredited universities. 1-year programs offer certificates or diplomas in addition to radiology certification. There are also some assistants who are trained at the dental office and received no formal education or skills training. Our Dental Assisting Program in Utah offers simple 10 or 12-week courses and awards all our graduates with Dental Assisting Diplomas, Radiology Certification, and CPR certification. We are proud to offer a concentrated program that offers all the skills training and certification necessary to find a job and be a desired addition to any dental office. Feel free to check out our website for more information and a look at our past graduates and their testimonials. We look forward to helping you achieve a great education towards a stable and rewarding career!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Practical Dental Assisting at the Women's Expo!

Please come and speak with our school director, Kim, and new instructor, Jenn! They will have all the information for our school, enrollment, and course options at the booth. Financing and payment options are always available for our Utah Valley Dental Assisting School. Kim is our amazing director and will love to answer every question you may have! 

Special Expo tuition discounts will also be given so stop by this weekend!
Click, save, and print this coupon for 1 FREE ADMISSION and remember to stop by our booth!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dental Assistant Job Projections

In today’s unstable economy, jobs in the healthcare and dental field continue to be in high demand. Dentistry is a need for every person and the need for Dental Assistants will continue to exist and increase far into the future.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the 2010-2011 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental assistants held about 295,300 jobs in 2008. About 93 percent of all jobs for dental assistants were in offices of dentists. A small number of jobs were in the Federal, State, and local governments or in offices of physicians. They also project that "employment is expected to grow 36 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. In fact, dental assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008–18 projection period. Population growth, greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people, and an increased focus on preventative dental care for younger generations will fuel demand for dental services. Older dentists, who have been less likely to employ assistants or have employed fewer, are leaving the occupation and will be replaced by recent graduates, who are more likely to use one or more assistants. In addition, as dentists' workloads increase, they are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks, so that they may devote their own time to more complex procedures.

Job prospects should be excellent, as dentists continue to need the aid of qualified dental assistants. There will be many opportunities for entry-level positions, but some dentists prefer to hire experienced assistants, those who have completed a dental-assisting program, or have met State requirements to take on expanded functions within the office.

In addition to job openings due to employment growth, some job openings will arise out of the need to replace assistants who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave for other reasons."
Our Dental Assistant Program offers classes on weekends for those who have busy schedules, are stay-at-home Mothers, or are full-time workers during the weekdays. We have wonderful financing options and payment plans. Contact us today for a tour of our program or check out our website for more information.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Congratulations Dental Assistants!

Our Saturday ladies have all passed their final test and are now official dental assistants!  
Congratulations girls!
Our graduates received their Dental Assisting Diploma, Radiology Certificates, CPR Certificates, and all the training needed for a wonderful career in the dental field. They were excellent girls and we LOVED teaching them. Call today to sign  up for our next Saturday class beginning September 25, 2010. Our website also has all the information for our Utah County Dental Assisting School.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dental Assisting School of Utah

     Dental Assistants acquire a vast amount of knowledge in the dental field. In our Dental Assisting School in Utah County, you will learn the art of communication, professionalism, Dental terminology, Sterilization, and much more!
     For those of our students who have interned at Pediatric Dental Offices, the eruption sequence of teeth is interesting and educational. For example, baby teeth begin to form while the baby is in the mothers womb. This is one of the many reasons it is very important to control the mothers health and medication intake. Certain medicines consumed by pregnant mothers can have a damaging effect on their child's teeth.
     Baby teeth begin to erupt through the gingiva at 6-8 months old on average. The first set of permanent molars begin to erupt at age 6, it actually helped coin the term "6 year molars."  For this same reason, the second set of molars are also called the "12 year molars," as they usually erupt around age 12. Wisdom teeth certainly don't have an affect on your wisdom, but they erupt when you are considered a young adult and are acquiring important "wisdom" in life.

     Pediatric Dentistry is one of the most upbeat, fast tempo specialties that most assistants learn to love. Children usually keep the mood of the office fun and happy, which is always enjoyable for everyone. We at Practical Dental Assisting of Utah love to train our assistants and help them find the jobs of their dreams. Call us or check out our website to learn more about our school!