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Archive for October 2016

Dental Assistant Training in Trimming Models & Bite Registration

Dental Assistant TrainingDental assistant training at our school is comprehensive and includes trimming dental models and bite registration. The photos in the post show some of our students learning these skills.

Dental models are used to give the dentist an exact replica of a selected patient’s teeth, gingiva, and surrounding mouth tissues. The model is often used for study to best determine the patient’s recommended treatment. In addition the model can be used for fabrication of appliances like mouth-guards, whitening trays, etc.

A dental model is a common way to make a cast or ‘positive’ model of the patient’s dentition and is made from the alginate dental impression or ‘negative’ mould. Once the model has been poured and set, it is ready to be trimmed as these students are learning.

IMG_4545Part of these student’s dental assistant training includes learning to take bite registrations. A bite registration is the process of taking an impression of a patient’s upper and lower teeth in the bite position. These registrations assist in the making and fitting of crowns, dentures, mouth-guards, etc. There are various methods of taking bite registrations ranging from using color-coated foil, polysiloxane or other wax-like material, to the most modern sensor technology attached to a computer.

IMG_4544Take our 13-week dental assisting course like these young ladies and you could be on your way to a recession-proof career. Don’t hold back – let us help guide you to the path of success.

Are you looking for an exciting new career? If you said “YES” then a career, as a Dental Assistant, could be right for you. Don’t wait… Email or call today to reserve a spot in our next Dental Assisting class. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dr. Summer Kassmel

An Amazing Experience Learning Dentistry

dentistryThis was an amazing experience! All the instructors were incredibly helpful and they made sure that everyone was comfortable with the material and understood it. I was able to decide that this is the career I want and without this class I would have never fallen in love with dentistry. Hands-on experience is very helpful along with the visual aids.  – says Hannah G. from Eagle CO.


Dental Career in Demand – Listen to the Experts

Dental CareerNo matter where you turn these days you hear about the struggling economy, record unemployment, and a rise in foreclosures. All this is true that many industries in the US are experiencing hard times. However, the Dentistry and healthcare fields are a few that are thriving. A dental career is a great option with very strong demand for dental assistants!

There is a current shortage of qualified dental assistants according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental Assisting is one of the fastest growing fields and a college degree isn’t needed to get this job.



It is time to change your life and avoid being a victim of the poor economy. You owe it to yourself to have a great job and professional training that you deserve. Join these students learning to take x-ray images and impressions. Don’t wait… Email or call (970) 688-4416 and come visit the school today!

Dr. Summer Kassmel