dental hygiene
Cold and Flu Effects On the Mouth

The mouth is a mirror of our total body health, according to Diane Osso, Dental Hygiene Program Director at Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. So when a cold or flu wreaks havoc on our bodies,...

medical assistants
How Tech Is Changing the World of MAs

Technology has changed the ways we do things in many facets of our lives. It’s even more true in health care. Nowhere is this more true in health care than in the day-to-day lives of...

dental assistant
Steps DAs Can Take to Get Into Orthodontics

An orthodontist assistant is similar to a Dental Assistant, only it’s supporting and assisting an orthodontist as opposed to a dentist. Some of our Dental Assistant students at Concorde aspire to become orthodontist assistants, and...

surgical technologists
Differences & Similarities Between DAs & STs

It’s easiest to first mention the similarities when comparing and contrasting the roles of surgical technologists and dental assistants. Both play vital roles in their respective health care settings. Surgical technologists and dental assistants are...

medical office administrator
How MOAs Deal With Insurance Companies

When Lisa Anthony starts to discuss how a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) deals with insurance companies, she begins by injecting a little humor. Perhaps it’s to laugh to keep from crying? “How does the MOA...

medical laboratory technician
What is West Nile Virus?

This Sunday is World Mosquito Day, so we at Concorde blog central decided to lead into the weekend and commemorate this day by taking a look at the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by...

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MLT As It Relates to Hepatitis

Today is World Hepatitis Day. And, because this disease often is diagnosed and dealt with by one of our Concorde careers – Medical Laboratory Technician – we thought we’d take a closer look at what...

pharmacy technicians
Advancements in Tracking Prescriptions

The health care industry always is changing and evolving with the advent of technology. Perhaps in no area is this more prevalent than in pharmacy and roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Advancements in this...

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Growth of Opportunities for MAs

Medical Assistant (MA) is one of the most versatile fields one may pursue as a medical career. Medical Assistants are the “utility players” in any health care setting. They do everything from administrative work such...

dental hygiene
Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes

Back in February, we here at Concorde Blog Central published a blog on “How to Properly Brush Your Teeth.” We decided this time to look at the other side of this issue. Call it the...

medical assistants
Questions MAs Ask About Family History

National Family Health History Day is scheduled this year for Nov. 24. Did you know that family health history is an important part of routine medical care? That’s why, whenever you go to the doctor’s...

Overcoming Fears of Blood & Needles

Today, Halloween, is the spookiest, creepiest day of the year. It’s a day also often marked by blood and fear. It’s in that spirit that we effectively combine those latter two things and discuss how...

medical office administration
MOA: Diploma vs. Degree

It’s an old and familiar question in the world of medical office administration. Is a diploma sufficient education to become an effective and valuable medical office administrator? Or, is an associate’s degree necessary and preferred...

medical office administrator
Aspects of Being a Good MOA

Medical Office Administrator (MOA) is one of the most diverse careers in the medical field. The MOA, as the first and often last point of contact between a patient and medical office staff, has a...

medical assistant
Meet Concorde MA Graduate Tracy Ebert

Though Tracy Ebert didn’t go to college until later in life, she said she always knew she wanted to work in health care. At some point, it only seemed natural for her to become a...

Another Concorde Success Story

Just a few short years ago, Janaye McKinney was a young, single mother of two struggling to get by in her hometown of Batesville, Miss. She was working as an administrative assistant, making enough money...

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San Diego MA Program Pilots New Platform

Concorde understands the growing role that technology plays in health care and health care learning. We know that, in this day and age where a patient can book a doctor to make a house call...

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The Differences Between MA and LPN

The Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant both are vital components of any medical team. They both can work in a variety of settings, from physicians’ offices to older adult care facilities. They also perform a...

health care awareness
Meet KC MA/MOA PD Francess Hawkins

Concorde – Kansas City welcomed its newest Program Director earlier this spring when Francess Hawkins assumed the leadership role for the campus’s Medical Assistant and Medical Office Administrator programs. She fills the duties held by...

medical assistant
Meet Concorde – Aurora Alum Lyle Nelson

Today, Lyle Nelson holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in human resources management. After earning his diploma in the Medical Assistant program at Concorde’s campus in the Denver area, he’s well...

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”


Kontessa Brown
Dental Assisting Graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”


Jamie Troccoli
Medical Assistant graduate