Coping with Social Distancing: Tips for Managing Time, Stress, and Anxious Feelings

By now, most, if not all, of us are practicing social distancing until further notice. For those with kids, they are homeschooling while trying to balance remote work schedules. For others that may be alone or have no kids or family nearby, or have been temporarily laid off of work, this time is especially challenging. We must all do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing functions as a means of …Read More

adminMarch 24, 2020

Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush?

Answer From Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S. It’s possible to brush your teeth effectively with a manual toothbrush. However, an electric toothbrush can be a great alternative to a manual toothbrush, especially if you have arthritis or other conditions that make it difficult to brush well. An electric toothbrush’s bristle movement might even help you remove more plaque from your teeth and improve your gum health. If you use an electric toothbrush, make sure it’s comfortable …Read More

adminMarch 13, 2020

Monday Wednesday Night Class First Time Doing An FMX!

Our Monday/ Wednesday night class got a chance today to do their first 18 seried full mouth xrays! They all did so amazing and can’t wait to watch them progress throughout this course.Read More

adminFebruary 16, 2021

Congratulations To Our New Graduates!

This class began on Thursday November 12, 2021. This group of students have worked so hard for the past 12 weeks and they all have passed their final clinical hands on assessment and are now Dental Assistants! Majority of them have already begun their externships and one of them, Amee, has even been hired half way through her externship! We are so proud of all of you guys and wish you the best in the …Read More

adminFebruary 11, 2021

Congratulations Orion!

Orion received his EFDA and Radiography Certificates and is now a full time Dental Assistant for the State of Florida! We are so proud of all your accomplishments with Dr.Milan and wish you nothing but the best in the future. Orion took our 12 Week Dental Assisting Program in October of 2020 and the hard work he put into his studying and work paid off. He was a hard working student and now a Dental …Read More

adminFebruary 9, 2021

Most Important Dental Assisting Skill

Being in the business of dentistry for decades has taught me that motivating patients toward excellent health takes more than educating them about the benefits with an arsenal of diagnostic tools. The work of dental assistants involves many necessary skills and knowledge about equipment, instruments, sterilization, and organization of the treatment room. Another skill that great dental assistants possess is the that of listening to and building rapport with patients. While working in the operatory on charting, radiographs, …Read More

adminFebruary 5, 2021

Congratulations Shadasha!

  Shadasha received her EFDA and Radiography Certificates and is now a full time Dental Assistant for the State of Florida! We are so proud of all your accomplishments with Greenberg Dental and Orthodontics and the multiple dental assisting positions you’ve been offered. Shadasha took our 12 Week Dental Assisting Program in January and the hard work she put into her studying and work paid off. She is such a perfect example of the effort …Read More

adminDecember 17, 2020

Being new, but knowing your worth

The struggles of completing your dental hygiene academic career, passing your boards, and getting your license are real! So real that you may look back and wonder, “How the heck did I do that!?” When you let your overactive brain matter start to relax as you put dental hygiene school in the review, a new stressor takes its place, the real dental world.  Many dental hygiene clinicians will agree that academia prepares you for patient …Read More

adminOctober 23, 2020

Understanding what really protects us in dentistry—it isn’t just our PPE

Our PPE is not the only thing to protect us in dentistry. There are many other defenses and precautions that keep us safe and limit the spread of infection. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light multiple perspectives on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in dentistry. Some practitioners believe that we have good enough PPE in dentistry and should be allowed to continue working throughout the pandemic, while others are afraid to return …Read More

adminOctober 16, 2020

Why I Became a Dental Hygienist (and would again!)

Sometimes it takes something major to cause you to reevaluate every aspect of your life. For all the challenges and disruption the pandemic has brought, it has also forced us to take stock and re-evaluate what is important. For me, it has rekindled and renewed my love for the dental community and helped me re-identify with the reasons I got into dental hygiene in the first place––to care for others and be in community with …Read More

adminOctober 9, 2020

CDC Updates Its “Guidance for Dental Settings”

Key Points Recognize dental settings have unique characteristics that warrant specific infection control considerations. Prioritize the most critical dental services and provide care in a way that minimizes harm to patients from delaying care and harm to personnel and patients from potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Proactively communicate to both personnel and patients the need for them to stay at home if sick. Know the steps to take if a patient with COVID-19 symptoms enters your facility. …Read More

adminOctober 2, 2020

Managing Stress In The New Dental Normal

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but when we control it, instead of the other way around, we feel better and have better life outcomes. Having seen patients this week and understanding what working in today’s dentist offices requires, I felt compelled to sit down and write to my dental community friends and colleagues who may not be feeling so positive.  Did you know that 80% of all the thoughts we have are negative. Yes, you read …Read More

adminSeptember 18, 2020

Adapting to today’s many changes in dental assisting

It’s been more than two months since the American Dental Association (ADA) put forth its recommendations for dentists nationwide to postpone elective procedures as a way to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus. During this time those of us in the dental assisting profession have been faced with significant challenges. Our profession includes clinical and business assistants, dental assisting educators and students, and dental assistants who serve administratively. One benefit that has been apparent throughout this …Read More

adminSeptember 4, 2020

Dentists are sweating under three layers of face protection to get patients back

Dr. Norberto Camacho says he’s drenched in sweat and yearning for oxygen after every shift at his dental practice in Brickell, where the AC is stuck above 72 degrees and staff are adapting to multiple new layers of personal protective equipment. With an 80-year-old grandmother waiting at home and Florida hitting more than 244,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 4,100 deaths as of Friday, Camacho, 35, is determined to minimize the risk of infection for …Read More

adminAugust 28, 2020