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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dental Assistant Salary

The average salary or hourly wage a Dental Assistant can expect to make, depends largely on several factors.

    The first factor is Location and it all goes back to SUPPLY AND DEMAND. An area that is heavily saturated with Dental Assistants will offer lower wages due to the fact that the office can acquire an assistant very easily.  Areas in need of Dental Assistants will pay more in order to get you to work in their office, versus the office down the street.

Dental Assistants
    The second factor is Experience. A dental assistant who has been in the profession a long time will be able to ask for a higher wage because the Dentist can expect to provide very little training and easy adaptability of the employee to his staff.  Experience can be a double-edged sword though. In some offices, Dentists are looking for new assistants because they can be easily trained and skills are formed around the specific way he likes to perform procedures. An experienced assistant may not be as appealing to this type of Dentist because she may bring old habits with her or an inability to alter how she does tasks.  It is important to be teachable, no matter what amount of experience you may have.

    Another factor is the place of employment, specifically, a Dental Specialty. Specialists are able to charge more for their time and work and are thus more willing to pay a higher wage to his staff.  Specialists usually perform Dentistry in a concentrated area of procedures and become experts at it. They are expected to be the best of the best and expect their assistants to fit the bill as well.  You will have to become an expert assistant in the procedures that your dentist performs, in order to expect an excellent wage.

Dental Assistants
     Being Bi-lingual or having special education in an area of study that can be applicable to the Dental Office will also help you acquire a higher wage.  There are many dental offices whose patients speak a different language and it will be important to the Dentist that you be able to understand and communicate with his patients.  Those who already know a second or third language, or those who would like to go to back to school and learn another language, will be a very desireable staff member among Dentists.

    Practical Dental Assisting of Utah is located in Lindon, Utah. We train and educate Dental Assistants and Dental Office Administrators within 12 weeks and certify each student in CPR and Radiology with the State of Utah.  Our instructors help each student to find an internship while they are in school and offer assistance in finding a job upon completion of the course. Check out our website for more information, or to request an appointment to tour our school.
Practical Dental Assisting of Utah

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dental Assisting

        Dental Assisting is one of the most rewarding careers available! A career in Dental Assisting offers good pay, excellent hours, a happy and upbeat working environment, and is an excellent place for individuals who love to work in a team.  A career as a Dental Assistant is secure for many reasons!

        Dental Assistants are important to the Dentist because he simply cannot do everything himself! As Assistants, we help the Dentist with suctioning, instrument passing, retracting the tongue or cheeks during procedures, and preparing patients for dental procedures.  We also write notes in patient charts, handle the charting for dental insurance claims, and make future appointments for the patients.
Dental Assistant with Dentist

       Dental Assistants are important to the patient.  As Assistants, we explain procedures and acquire the patients consent for a dental procedure. We help the patient with comfort in the patient chair and ensure they understand post-procedure instructions.  We call the patients in follow-up care and ensure that they are happy and healthy in their dental health.  It is important to be empathetic to patients needs and concerns, and to work with them to achieve optimal comfort and satisfaction. 

Dental Assistant with Patient

     Dental Assistants are important to each other.  In every dental office, the entire staff work as a TEAM.  There are often times an assistant must take extra time to speak to their patient, or may need an extra set of hands to clean the treatment room or sterilize the instruments.  As an assistant, each of us looks out for the other and helps when it is needed.  As a functioning dental office team, the entire day will run smoothly with everyone helping each other stay on task and on time!
Dental Assistants  
        Dental Assisting is rewarding, secure, and enjoyable!  All of our students graduate with knowledge and skills applicable to the dental field and our curriculum ensures that they are qualified in Radiology for the State of Utah and have the skills necessary to become an amazing Dental Assistant!

Contact us with any questions, comments, or inquiries. Visit our website at Practical Dental Assisting today!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dental Assistant School in Utah

     Practical Dental Assisting offers night and evening classes for Dental Assisting Diploma Programs and Dental Office Administration Programs. We are located in Lindon, UT and have free tours of our school for those interested in seeing what we are all about! 

     Visit our website for more information. If you'd like to schedule a tour or talk to our Career Specialist, call or email us at the information listed below!

We love to transform careers and place each student in a wonderful work environment with good pay, great hours, and a very secure job!!!!

Contact: Jana Hansen
Phone: 801-360-7171

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dental Assisting Tuition Discount

Happy Valentines Day!

For 1 week we are offering a $100 tuition discount for all those who sign up for our March or June 2012 Classes. Registration has begun for each semester, feel free to call or email us with any questions! Have a wonderful Valentines Day!!!