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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,...

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Career Options for a Dental Hygienist

We at Concorde want all of our Dental Hygienist students and graduates to enjoy long and rewarding careers. That doesn’t have to mean working directly in patients’ mouths in a dental clinic, however. Many dentists,...

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Aurora Hosts Community Dental Clinic

Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. hosted a free dental clinic, open to the community, last Wednesday, July 19. The free dental clinic was for children and teenagers, and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., children ages 1-19...

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Tips for Keeping Good Breath

Bad breath. No one wants to admit they have it. No one wants to tell you about it. Even professionals in Dental Hygiene shy away from mentioning it. The fact that there is a billion-dollar...

DH Clinical Director Receives Award

General dentists’ referrals are a key to the success of Smiles Change Lives, a program that helps families across the U.S. and Canada with low-cost dental and orthodontic care. Lisa Thurlow, Dental Hygiene Clinic Director...

MT and DA Work With TMJ Disorder

There are a myriad of medical disorders treated by two or more disparate medical fields for which Concorde offers programs. One such event is known as Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder, more commonly TMJ Syndrome. It’s...

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How to Find the Right Pediatric Dentist

One of the many important choices parents must make involving young children is of a good pediatric dentist. A child’s first dentist and first dental experiences can be very important to that child’s oral development...

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Electric Toothbrushes vs. Hand-helds

It’s been a long-held debate in the world of Dental Hygiene. The electric toothbrush versus the hand-held. Which is best? Which is worse? What’s the best way to get to those hard-to-clean spots? Gets that...

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Finding Patients for Clinical Hours

Many of our Concorde health care training programs include a set amount of clinical hours in the curriculum, so that students can get as much real-world, hands-on experience as they can before graduating and beginning...

Advantages of Being a Dental Assistant

Becoming a dental professional provides countless opportunities in the world of dentistry. And if you enjoy working with your hands while working to help people with their smile, then a career as a Dental Assistant...

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Aurora Campus Hosts Smiles for Vets

In this week heading into Veteran’s Day, Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. hosted Smiles for Vets. It’s a program that offers free dental hygiene and dental care for veterans of U.S. armed forces. Along with...

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Things DHs Wish Their Patients Knew

Most of us think we know all we need to know about maintaining our own good dental hygiene. So, why do we need to spend our hard-earned money on a dental hygienist? Well, dental hygienists,...

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How to Become Ambidextrous

Have you ever wanted to be able to use both hands equally well? If you’re someone who passes medical instruments for a living, say, a surgical technologist or dental assistant, being ambidextrous could sure come...

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Effects of Soda on Oral Health

Most of us enjoy a cold, refreshing soda – or, pop, depending on where you live in the U.S. – especially during these sizzling summer months. The sound the escaping fizz makes when you open...

The Benefits of Flossing

We call it flossing, but those in the Dental Hygiene profession refer to it as interproximal cleaning. Although some have recently questioned the benefits of cleaning between teeth, using an interdental cleaner, like floss, is...

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Foundations of a Good DA

The Dental Assistant (DA) often is the foundation of any good dental practice. The DA often is the first person a patient sees when he or she enters the office’s reception area. And, the DA...

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The Risks/Rewards of Teeth Whitening

The issue that ranks No. 1 among patients bringing to dentists or dental hygienists has nothing to do with dental hygiene and everything to do with appearance. “Whitening is usually the top priority for our...

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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...

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Celebrating Dental Assisting Recognition Week

This week is more than simply the first week of March and the unofficial dawning of spring. March 5-11 marks Dental Assisting Recognition Week (DARW). It’s a week that recognizes and celebrates all the hard-working...

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

You’ve probably heard this all before. It might even have been repeated incessantly to you growing up. But then, good Dental Hygiene always is a mantra worth repeating. Of course, the key to effectively brushing...

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