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: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspx

U.S. colleges: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ

General career info: http://www.bls.gov/ooh and can search.

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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?

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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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What’s so special about the South African Dental Association?

Question by londonboy: What’s so special about the South African Dental Association?
I’m not sure if this is still the case but I remember that on tubes of toothpaste I used to see the words “Accredited by the South African Dental Association” or something like that. I always used to wonder what was so special about the South African Dental Assoc. that a huge brand like Colgate for example would feel the need to let everyone know it had been approved by them. Are they world leaders in dental health or something?

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Answer by enamel
I have no idea and have never noticed that on a tube of toothpaste. Sorry I could not be of much help. You might try Google. Good Luck

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What’s so special about the South African Dental Association?

Question by londonboy: What’s so special about the South African Dental Association?
I’m not sure if this is still the case but I remember that on tubes of toothpaste I used to see the words “Accredited by the South African Dental Association” or something like that. I always used to wonder what was so special about the South African Dental Assoc. that a huge brand like Colgate for example would feel the need to let everyone know it had been approved by them. Are they world leaders in dental health or something?

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Answer by enamel
I have no idea and have never noticed that on a tube of toothpaste. Sorry I could not be of much help. You might try Google. Good Luck

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St. Louis Dentist, Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Receives Missouri Dental Association

St. Louis Dentist, Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Receives Missouri Dental Association
Founded in 1865, the MDA is a non-profit, professional organization that is a state component of a tripartite association where its members belong to the American Dental Association and their local component society. Primary activities include …
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San Diego Dentists Utilize CEREC Ceramic Milling Technology
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I need extensive dental work need in house financing?

Question by nwatkins_79: I need extensive dental work need in house financing?
I am a single mom and do not have enough established credit to get a card. Most of what I need are root canals and crowns. I was quoted 12,000. I have insurance but they only cover 1,000 a year. I am in pain and the dentist said if I dont fix them now it will be to late to save them. Does anyone know a dentist in the Atlanta GA area that will work with you. And not up charge everything I can only affort about 200 a month.
Thanks,

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Answer by s0ul_exp0sed
thats sad, i wish i knew something or somebody that could help ya.

there are people on this earth that have a home in cali, a home in ny, a home in florida, a home in aspen, 6 cars to their name, motorboats, cellphones, laptops, plasma tvs,

but someone with nerve shattering pain cant make it go away. Im broke, and in the red, but if iwas in the black, id help out.

if i was you, id dentist shop till i couldnt shop no more. beg em, someone will listen

good luck

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