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Scholarship Opportunities for Dental Hygienist Students

A number of organizations offer financial assistants for students obtaining training to be a dental hygienist. One of the more prominent ones is The American Dental Association (ADA), which offers scholarships for aspiring dental hygienists through its Allied Dental Student …

Diabetes Can Lead to Severe Dental Health Problems

While diabetes can wreak havoc on the whole body, it can also cause major oral health problems. This problem is particularly severe when blood sugar levels are poorly controlled. Uncontrolled diabetes weakens white blood cells—the body’s main defense against bacterial …

Dental Hygienists are America’s Newest Tooth Fairies

A new partnership between the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) and the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) was established with the goal of promoting positive oral-health habits and raising awareness of how to prevent oral-disease to children who …

The Birth of the Dental Assistant Profession

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) celebrated its 90th birthday this past March. On March 17, 1925 the ADAA was incorporated in Illinois. The dental assistant profession can be traced as far back as 1885 when the wife of New …

Fellow Designation is an Honor Among Dental Assistants

Dental assistants put in many hours of hard work in pursuit of their careers. During their studies they will acquire an understanding of the dentistry practice including materials used, procedures performed as well as technical knowledge. They will also learn …

Strategies for Dealing with Lost Lab Cases

At some point throughout their careers, many dental assistants have found themselves in the unenviable position of discovering the dental lab case for a patient has gone missing. To make matters worse, and in accordance with Murphy’s Law, the missing …