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affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?

Question by Jazmin: affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?
I live in san jose and have been looking for vocational dental schools/training. dont want any real expensive places like Heald, Carrington, Everest etc. please help!

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Answer by jannsody
You’re smart to want to avoid those private For-profit schools such as heald, Everest, devry and Carrington. If the local community college (or county vo-tech adult school for dental assistant) has an accredited program from the “American dental association”, those schools are usually more affordable and reputable.

Before taking pre-req courses for dental assisting or dental hygiene, please look through and peruse some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers DA or DH or the local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which may be tough for some to handle. If you haven’t done some job shadowing, please find out about that as well.

For accredited programs in DA or DH:

U.S. colleges:

General career info: and can search.

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Latest Journal American Dental Association News

Ignorance and people with intellectual developmental disability face increased
12 September 2012 No Comment. People with developmental disabilities face increased oral health problems, said a recent study report in the journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers at Tufts University School said that un-cared oral …
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'Up for Grabs' Voters, Akin's Seat, Club vs. Dentists
The dentists come well-armed: The American Dental Association is one of the most influential trade lobbies in the country and has one of the top-spending health-care PACs. The Club for Growth's super PAC is also powerful. It just received $ 1 million …
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Phoenix to continue water fluoridation

Phoenix to continue water fluoridation
Sharon Zastrow, RDH, the American Dental Hygienists' Association's trustee for District XI, which includes Arizona, said, "I am pleased that the Phoenix City Council will continue to fund the inclusion of fluoride in the city water system. There are …
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Dental professional seminar is Oct. 12
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Oral piercings and infections?

Question by Bandit: Oral piercings and infections?
I have heard that oral piercings get infected easier than normal because your moth is dirty, but I have also seen that they don’t get infected easily because your mouth is constantly producing new saliva.

So which is it??

Also, are tongue WEB piercings safe?

Best answer:

Answer by dentalhyg
If you think about it, the body is going to view the piercing as something foreign- or something that shouldn’t be there. First of all, oral piercings can damage periodontal tissue. Constant contact between the jewelery and gums and tooth structure can cause recession, chipping of the teeth, nerve damage and constant inflammation. The mouth itself is not “dirty” but it home to millions of tiny micro organisms that do have the potential to cause infection. Just because our salivary glands are producing saliva, this does not mean pathogenic micro organisms may/ may not be present.

An infection can become life threatening if it’s not treated promptly, which is why if you do opt for an oral piercing you should maintan proper recare visits to the dentists office.

According to the American Dental Association, “oral piercing carries a potential risk of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valves or tissues. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the piercing site in the mouth and travel to the heart, where it can colonize on heart abnormalities. This is a risk for people with heart conditions and, in the worst of cases, results in death.”

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New Research by ADA Health Policy Institute Examines Oral Care Access and

New Research by ADA Health Policy Institute Examines Oral Care Access and
The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including …
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Public Release: 15-Jan-2015 Bone stem cells shown to regenerate bone and
The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell. … The study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (5U54 CA126513, R01 RHL115145A, AR056246, and …
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Dentists Claim They Can't Treat Poor Kids. Here's How They Can.
Dental disease only gets worse if it's left untreated, and when people are unable to find a dentist to help them, they often end up in the ER. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, more than 4 million people went to …
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