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A New Year, A New You, A New Life

A New Year, A New You, A New Life Do you ever wish you could start over? That is probably a common desire for many people, even if it does seem unrealistic at the surface. Why waste time dreaming about something that seems impossible, right? While we can’t literally turn back time and live our lives over, you can make the commitment more

The Big No-No: Sports Drinks

  Sports are in full swing once again, and many children are participating. Which leads to one common question among coaches, parents, and your dentist. Should I, or should I not, send my kids to practice with a sports drink? The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry more

In case You Missed It!

Last month we did a blog post on the importance of your child using a mouthguard when playing sports. Most parents don’t realize that soccer—which is the sport in season right now—is as much a contact sport as football! I see a ton of soccer-related mouth injuries caused by those knobby elbows more

Are Those Your Real Teeth?!

It’s pretty simple. If you play sports, wear a mouthguard. Unless, of course, you like the “hillbilly” look! Which also keeps me in business! A dental avulsion is the complete displacement of a tooth or teeth from its socket, due to direct trauma. The treatment of avulsed teeth has come a long more

Two Minutes, Two Times a Day Campaign

Do you, like many parents, struggle with your kids when the time comes for them to brush their teeth?  We like to see kids brushing their teeth after each meal they eat, ideally, but we know that’s not always an option. With the help of the Ad Council, the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives more

Back to School: Healthy Lunch & Snack Ideas

Kids seem to be hollow-legged, never-full, eating machines, whether it’s lunchtime or the minute they step in the door! So we wanted to share with you some healthy lunch and snack ideas to help keep your eating machines under control! Lunch Lady Blues! Kids are easily dissatisfied when it comes to more

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Parents around the country are cheering for the return of schedules and routines, so we want to gently remind parents (and kids!) of a few things that may have slipped through the cracks during all the summertime excitement! No, It’s Not Christmas Time—It’s Back-to-School Time! It’s that time more

3 Summer Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Kids’ Teeth

The summer is great for relaxation and recreation, but it’s not always so good for the kids’ teeth. What tends to happen is that the “vacation” in summer vacation causes you and your kids to put rules and schedules aside. If you let them, your kids could adopt some habits that lead to poor oral more

Is a Nine-Week Dental Assistant Program Better than a 12-, 18-, or 24-Month Program?

It’s true that most states don’t require any certification to work in a dental office as an assistant (unlike a dental hygienist), but certification makes you more competitive in the job market and helps you secure a much higher rate of pay. Specializing in pediatric dentistry helps you even more, more

Go to School While Your Military Spouse Is Deployed

You just said goodbye to your deployed military spouse, and you’re unsure what to do with yourself. The question is, how do you stay occupied while your spouse is deployed? If you’re like most spouses of deployed service people, you probably feel that bringing in some money would be a big help for more

Fun Things for Nannies to Do with Kids in the Summer

You’re motivated to take the plunge and get your degree from pediatric dental assistant school, but you’re not sure what to do with your little ones to keep them occupied. That’s okay! We have some great things that your babysitter or daycare can do with the kids this summer. The important thing more

Where Pediatric Dental Assistant School Can Lead

With a pediatric dental assistant school like PDAS, you learn everything you need to become a pediatric dental assistant, including key dental concepts like dental terminology and taking impressions. But that’s not the only option available to you after graduating. We’ll help you get placed in a more

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Career

Spoiler alert: We believe that pediatric dental assisting is an exciting, fulfilling, and enriching career choice! Of course, we’re a little biased, considering we’re a school for pediatric dental assistants—but maybe it’s time for you to think about a career change! There are plenty of people more

How Do You Become a Dental Assistant?

There’s a simple answer to this question: attend PDAS! Here’s the longer explanation: Just keep in mind, as someone who specializes in pediatric dentistry, you’ll do even better than a general dental assistant. A pediatric dental assistant makes an average of $18 per hour. We encourage you more

Success in Pediatric Dental Assisting

Do you want a career in an exciting and growing field? Dental assisting offers all kinds of benefits, and pediatric dentistry takes it one step farther with the opportunity to develop specialized skills and earn better pay! How do you know if you’d be successful in pediatric dental assisting? Here more

Is a Pediatric Dentist Right For Your Child?

  Today, I am going to address 2 questions that you, a parent, may have about your child and pediatric dentistry. Should My Child Go to a Pediatric Dentist? Of course, I highly recommend that you at least try out a pediatric dentist in your area. Bring your child and see how they react to the environment. Sometimes, more

Combat Summer Chaos with a Routine

If you’re a parent who has been through summer break before, you know how quickly your daily routine gets thrown out the door. All year your family knew what to expect from day to day: get up, eat breakfast, go to school, come home, do homework, eat dinner, go to bed. Now with summer upon us, you probably more

Protect Your Teeth with Strong Enamel!

Understanding Enamel Enamel is the hard, outer layer of your teeth. In fact, it is the hardest substance in your body! However, just because it is tough doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Enamel can chip and break just like your bones. The difference is that once your enamel is gone, it doesn’t more

5 Quick Tips for Balancing School and Family

Having a family can make the idea of going back to school seem impossible. There are many ways to make it work though! Here at the Pediatric Dental Assisting School, you will be able to spend time with your family while studying to have a great new career! How To Strike That Balance 1. Stay Close. Graduates more

4 Quick and Healthy Snacks for Kids

With school ending, summer break approaching, and all of the previous dietary No Nos piling up, you are probably wondering – What can I feed my kids? I know that you are busy and you’re looking for quick options for your children’s afternoon snack. I have good news! You don’t have to sacrifice more