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A dental assisting school dedicated to helping their students to obtain a job in a dental office before or immediately upon graduation from the program.
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Austinites in Need Provided Free Exams at Dental Waitlist Wipeout

http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2016/04/24/austinites-in-need-provided-free-exams-at-dental-waitlist-wipeout.html?cid=facebook_TWC_News_Austin By TWC News Staff Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 08:59 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas — People in need got free exams in Austin Saturday at the Dental Waitlist Wipeout. The event was sponsored by Samaritan Health Ministries. Dentists, hygienists and assistants volunteered their time on Saturday. Officials with Samaritan Health Ministries say they have […]

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Interested in Orthodontic Assisting Training?

Interested in Orthodontic Assisting Training? Interested in becoming an orthodontic assistant? Traditionally, the training for orthodontic assistants was typically the same as that of dental assistants. In fact, there are very few, if any, specific orthodontic assistant training programs available, which is why Dr. Monica Goldenberg founded OrthoIQ. She and other orthodontists in the area […]

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Dental Assistants Need to Know Acid Levels in Popular Drinks

AAO Ranks the Acid Levels in Popular Drinks 09 Feb 2016 Dentistry Today Industry News 1662 times http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/724-aao-ranks-the-acid-levels-in-popular-drinks AAO Ranks the Acid Levels in Popular Drinks Soft drinks—even diet drinks, sports drinks, and fruit drinks that are low in sugar or sugar free—include acids that can damage teeth. To help orthodontic patients manage these risks, […]

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Tips for Finding a Dental Assisting Job in Texas

Tips for Finding a Dental Assistant Job in Texas Become a loyal fan and follower of the companies for which you are interested in working. If you target a company you know you like and would want to work someday, even if there are no current job openings you make yourself known by becoming a […]

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Does your school offer loans, grants and scholarships? Is there financial assistance?

Does your program offer financial assistance, accept or give grants, loans and or scholarships? Unfortunately, Dental Genius Assisting School does not give grants.  However, we are willing to work with you if you would like to take out a loan with our in-house, no interest or background check loaning partner, TFC Financing.  We are also […]

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American Dental Assistants Associations Information

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) Serving over 20,000 dental team members, we know what it means to be part of a team. ADAA knows what it means to advance your career. There are many reasons to join the ADAA but unlimited free online education is a big one! Continuing education is important to your […]

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Hands On Experience for Dental Assistants at Samaritan Health Ministries

Volunteering in our community makes a HUGE difference! Dr. Gillespie is the Dental Director for Samaritan Health Ministries (SHM) in Cedar Park, Tx. The mission of SHM is to provide high quality, affordable health and wellness services that support healthy living among uninsured families in Williamson and Travis counties.         Samaritan Health […]

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How to Validate Your RDA Certificate

After you have completed the exam and printed a copy of your certificate you need to validate your certificate. 1).  Go to: https://fmcgi.uthscsa.edu/validate.php 2).  Enter your certificate number and submit. 3). Next go to www.tsbde.state.tx.us to find the Dental Assistant Registration Application. 4). Print and complete following exact instructions. 5).  Send with copy of CPR […]

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Volunteering in our community makes a HUGE difference!

Samaritan Volunteer Video Volunteering in our community makes a HUGE difference! Dr. Gillespie is the Dental Director for Samaritan Health Ministries (SHM) in Cedar Park, Tx.  The mission of SHM is to provide high quality, affordable health and wellness services that support healthy living among uninsured families in Williamson and Travis counties.       […]

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7 Tips for Success on the First Day of Your New Job as a Dental Assistant

7 Tips for Success on the First Day of Your New Job as a Dental Assistant Give everyone a reason to sing your praises by doing these seven things before you even start your new job. 1). Find out as much as possible about your job responsibilities and the workload before your first day. Ask your employer […]

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