Summer 2016 Certified Press

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Dental assisting is named a top U.S. job
Once again, dental assisting has been named a top job in the U.S. This year, U.S. News & World Report rated dental assisting as the No. 17 best healthcare support job in the country, and the No. 72 overall best job. In this issue of Certified Press, the “Dental assisting is named a top U.S. job” article outlines the reasons why dental assisting so regularly tops these kinds of lists.  

Certificants take many career paths
This issue of Certified Press spotlights Maryann McCarthy, CDA, who has been a dental assistant for over 30 years. The article outlines McCarthy’s interesting career, and how her story demonstrates the unique career paths that dental assistants can take: “Considering that I left school for on-the-job training, went back to school, and am now teaching dental assistants after 30 years,” she says, “my career has come full circle.” 

CDC offers a new infection control resource for dental assistants
In March of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a valuable new infection control resource, the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. This issue of Certified Press outlines the details of this new resource, along with why it’s so beneficial for dental assistants. 

Read more in the summer 2016 issue.

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