Israel Bans Water Fluoridation

Israel Bans Water Fluoridation
The health minister was quoted in news reports as saying she recognized that the chemical could be effective in reducing dental caries (cavities). However, at the same time, German also pointed to data from the World Health Organization showing a …
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The choice of overcoming mediocrity
Are you a member of your professional organization? As a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries, and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists, I am afforded constant opportunities for …
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Suicide Prevention 'Ride of Your Life' is today
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced that Elizabeth L.B. Greene of Southboro, a partner in the Litigation Group at Mirick O'Connell, will chair the 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration and Wine Tasting event …
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Family Medical Care Community Health Center
He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Marshall University and in 2012 completed his doctorate in dental surgery from West Virginia University. He is a member of the Wheeling Area Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the Academy …
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Q&A: Is the Michigan Dental Assisting School at Bright Side Dental worth it?

Question by Lisa: Is the Michigan Dental Assisting School at Bright Side Dental worth it?
It’s a 10 week program. The tuition is $ 3,500 due up front. I’m thinking about signing up for their application for their credit card so I can make monthly payments, but I doubt I’ll get approved. I have my bachelors degree in speech pathology but I only applied to one school for the masters program and I did not get in. I applied to dental assistant jobs that say they will train the right person, but unfortunately, I received no calls. I’m just trying to find a decent paying job so I can move out of my parents house and live on my own. Anyway, they say DA’s make 29-37,000 in Michigan. I have to pay back the money they loan me on their credit card in 18 months at 14.9% interest. I’m not good with numbers and calculations, but should I just apply anyway?

Best answer:

Answer by jannsody
Please be aware that their website doesn’t mention anything about being accredited in any way (not even nationally accredited which is basically worthless 🙂 In addition, the school is NOT accredited by the “American dental association”.

Please also instead consider the more affordable (and usually more reputable) *community college* and/or the *state-public university* (or even the county vo-tech adult school) as long as the program is accredited within the industry. Just an fyi that “American public university” is a for-profit school.

For U.S. colleges (though please still forgo those for-profit schools):

General career info: and can search.

Before considering dental assistant training, please look through some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers a dental assistant/dental hygiene program or a local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which can be difficult for some to handle.

To search for an accredited dental assistant program:

With regard to moving out, you may be aware, but saving up one’s money is crucial before having enough to get one’s own place 🙂 How about working out a budget of your monthly expenses vs. how much money you have to work with, at this point.

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