Program Spotlight: Dental Assisting

Categories: Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting is the perfect career path for those who possess excellent communication skills, are good at multitasking, and enjoy working one on one with patients. Dental Assistant duties range from direct patient care to record keeping. The Dental Assistant program at Arizona College sets students up for success by training them on the various instruments used in a dental office, how to perform daily tasks, assist the dentist during procedures, sterilize equipment, interact with patients, and everything else needed to keep a dental office running smoothly. The Dental Assistant has a great deal of interaction with patients, including supporting the patient during dental procedures, taking X-rays, and providing patients with postoperative instructions and general oral health information. At Arizona College, specialized programs offer accelerated morning and evening classes to help students quickly begin a rewarding career in Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program is four quarters, or ten weeks,…

Arizona College Agency Department

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At Arizona College, our Agency Department serves the local community by providing outreach and customer service geared toward students and case managers from workforce agencies, vocational rehabilitation, Native American tribes, veterans administrations, and more. So far in 2013, the Agency’s Business Department has had a very busy year. A new team member joined the department in January – Jan Lemau – as the Tribal Agency Liaison. Jan brings a wealth of experience to the team from her many years in the education field and she greatly enjoys working with students and individuals in the local community. In her new position, Jan spends a great deal of time on the road, as she has a lot of ground to cover – Arizona is home to 23 federally recognized tribes. She will also spend a fair amount of time at Arizona College’s new Mesa campus and some time at the Glendale campus,…

Celebrate Dental Awareness Day on 6/28

Categories: Dental Assisting

Coming up on June 28, Dental Awareness Day is intended to raise awareness about oral hygiene and encourage people to take care of their teeth. If you are studying to become a Dental Assistant, be sure to recognize Dental Awareness Day by passing along these important oral hygiene tips: Prevent bacteria from growing in the mouth by brushing at least twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily. The bacteria that cause bad breath can easily build up on the tongue, so it’s also a good idea to use a tongue scraper or to give it a good scrub with your toothbrush. Developing these good habits will help prevent bad breath as well as tooth decay. Keep smiles bright by replacing a manual toothbrush every three or four months and follow the manufacturer’s advice on how often to replace electric brush heads. After eating or drinking things that are…

Best Places Around Campus to Study

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During your allied health training, it’s helpful to seek out good places to study where you can prepare for an exam, complete an assignment, or simply brush up on your notes. When you are searching for the best places to study in your area, it’s important to look for locations that are comfortable, quiet, and present you with minimal distractions. The Library – There’s a reason it’s one of the first places students turn to. There is no better place than a library to access information – or to find some peace and quiet. Arizona College students should check out the City of Mesa Main Library or the Velma Teague Library in Glendale to take advantage of the serene atmosphere, along with the comfortable chairs and quiet corners to settle into and study for hours. Coffee Shops – As long as ambient noise isn’t a distraction for you, a coffee…

World Blood Donor Day

Categories: Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists of the world will have plenty of work to do on June 14 – this is World Blood Donor Day, a day celebrated each year to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. This day also exists to build a worldwide culture of voluntary blood donation and thank those unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. In addition, World Blood Donor Day serves as a springboard for longer-term donor education programs and campaigns to strengthen blood transfusion services. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day and focuses on the huge value of donated blood to patients. Millions of lives are saved each year by the transfusion of blood and blood products. Blood transfusions help patients who are suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer with a higher quality of life. The slogan of World Blood Donor Day is “Give the…