Why Dental Assisting?

Have you ever considered dental assisting for your career path? You may be wondering, why would I want to become a dental assistant? We can tell you a few reasons why! It’s a fast paced work environment so you’ll never get bored. You get to help people gain confidence and find solutions to their pain. There are always new services …

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? And that the 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64 percent? When cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced. Morrison Education Center and Morrison Dental Group have been raising awareness for the month of April …

Do you have what it takes to be a Dental Assistant?

MEC graduate, Whitney assisting Dr. Sánchez during her internship pictured above. When one goes to a new dentist for the first time, there are many factors that can make the difference between a positive and negative experience.  In fact, the assessment of the office begins long before that person ever sits in the dental chair. A new patient enters the …

How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Did you know that it is common for women to  experience some changes in their oral health during pregnancy? The changes are mainly due to a surge in hormones – particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone –- can exaggerate the way gum tissues react to plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it can cause a condition known as “pregnancy …

Flossing Your Teeth

As most of us are aware, flossing is an essential part of any oral health care routine, but too many of us forget this step in our oral hygiene routine. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to achieve optimal oral health. Flossing helps to remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where our  toothbrush can’t reach. …