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Dental Assistant Requirements for New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

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By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS. Here are 5 reasons to become a Dental Hygienist: Pay: You get paid well per hour. Hours: The hours are usually 8 to 5. No nights or Holidays: Most dental offices close on major Holidays. Only need Associates degree: Meaning only 2 years of school.

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Playing defense with teeth

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By: Sable A Muntean, DMD, MHSA. On a recent Friday afternoon, this 18-year-old female presented as a new patient to my office. She had fallen off her scooter the day prior, fracturing both #8 and 9, as seen in Figure 1 below. FIGURE 1.

How to become a dental hygienist

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By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA. Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change!

Did I make a mistake going into dentistry?

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By Sienna Greene, DMD. Did I make a mistake going into dentistry? Why did I become a dentist in the first place? Did I make the right decision? I don’t know if I like it and how do I know I will like it for the rest of my life?

How To Run a Successful Dental Practice – Time to Get Pumped UP!

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By: Dr. Paul Caselle. We have closed out 2021, now it’s time to get pumped up about 2022 and run a successful dental practice by following these four steps: Assessment, Objectives, Plan, and Execution. Assessment Objectives Plan Execution. Assessment.

Dental Assistant requirements for Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

New data shows how hiring crisis has grown in dental industry

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By Kevin Henry. Some new numbers from the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) are shining a light on just how much the hiring crisis in dentistry has grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dental Specialists on Your Team

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By: Rubana S Masood DDS, MS, BA. When it comes to comprehensive dental treatment planning, teamwork makes the dream work. With our patients’ ever increasing needs and the new advancements daily, dental specialists can serve an important role as a part of your practice.

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How Dentist Offices Can Attract & Retrain Great Talent During the Great Resignation

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By: Katie Klaes. “I’m I’m sorry, we are short staffed. Could you come back another day?”. I was at my local Acura car dealership for routine maintenance needs. In the eight years I’ve had my car, they’ve always taken care of me same-day.

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Dental health in 2022: The best and worst states

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National dental provider Express Dentist has revealed its rankings of the states with the best and worst dental health. The comprehensive study ranked all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, giving each a score up to 100.

3 Ways to Avoid the Biggest Crisis in Dentistry

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All across the country, dental practices are facing a hiring crisis. Teams are being stretched thin because of openings within the staff directory, and it’s putting pressure on everyone in the practice. They feel the strain … and so does dentistry as a whole.

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Buying a dental practice for those having the stamina and intensity level to do so

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By: Bruce Bryen, CPA/CVA. Now that the dental school graduate has gone from new hire/associate to a somewhat more experienced dentist, he or she may feel ready to buy a dental practice, either an existing office or to “start up” a new one.

Top 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes

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Dental school is a hard, lengthy process, but worth it. You want to make sure that you set your self up for sucess right out of the gate. 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid. Here are the top 5 mistakes that Dental Students make regardding their loans: Borrowing more than you need.

Dental Assistant Requirements for Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and South Dakota

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

Free dental CE courses: transatlantic edition

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By: Maysa Hattab. Revisiting the perennial, occasionally contentious subject of free (or almost free) continuing dental education from a wintry northwest England by way of Ignite HQ, this time for those practicing in the UK, or anyone considering a move here. What’s the difference?

Let’s talk Michael Strahan and smile design in your dental practice

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Michael Strahan’s snap-on, social media frenzy got me thinking, “What if he sat in my treatment room? What would I say?” More importantly, what could I do in today’s dental technology world to show him what’s possible? What could you?

3 big insurance mistakes dental practices are making

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As we dive deeper into 2021, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management is seeing three big issues with dental insurance that practices encounter. First , some practices have yet to switch over to the 2019 ADA insurance claim form.

Sound advice every dental practice should hear … from a baseball usher

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I recently was in St. Petersburg, Fla., for an Ignite dental strategy session with Dr. David Rice. While I was there, we went on a bicycle tour that took us by Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. As we pedaled past, I had a flashback to being there for a baseball game in 2019.

New Doc on the Block

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By: Rubana Masood, DDS, MS, BA. Congratulations! After all of the searching and interviewing, you’ve finally found the right associate job for you! Now that the contract ink is dry, it’s time to get ready for your transition.

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Dental Assistant requirements for Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and Nevada

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By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

WalletHub unveils 2021 list of best and worst states for dental health

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So where does your state rank in terms of dental health for 2021? WalletHub has compiled its annual rankings and you can see in the map below where your state ranks overall. Source: WalletHub.

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Differences in the workplace garden

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By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden,” is a favorite quote of mine that I would like to share with you.

Great dental teams start with a great vision

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By Dr. Robert Maguire. Why is it that some dental practices have their team members for a long time and others have trouble keeping them? Why is it that the dental practices with long-time employees appear to be the ones that are the most productive, most stable, and happy?

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What we told this dental assistant about drama in the practice

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So often, I get emails from dental assistants with questions about their career paths. I’ve spoken to dental assistants around the world for the last 15 years, and so many stories have been told to me by these amazing team members through the years.

The importance of documentation for every dentist

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By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. The title of this article probably brings up a “duh” or “obviously” comment as we all know documentation and maintaining good dental records are important. However, are you really documenting well enough?

5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

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By: Liz Nies RDH, BS. Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? I highly recommend it. Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. What we now know is that the link between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation and disease is direct.

Free Dental CE Courses

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By: Maysa Hattab. Continuing Education – what’s your perspective? It could be an opportunity to learn something new or refresh on things you might have forgotten or become just a bit complacent on. Maybe it’s a chance to catch up on that all-important networking.

Dental Assistant requirements for Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan & Minnesota

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By : Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

Reasons to become a dental hygienist

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By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA. Narrowing down just 5 reasons to be a dental hygienist was a challenge, the field of dental hygiene is so rewarding for so many unique reasons.

What are the Benefits of Being a Dentist?

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By Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. Are you considering becoming a dentist? There certainly are many reasons why one would want to choose dentistry as his or her profession. It is a career that provides many rewards, challenges, and opportunities.

How to become a dental hygienist: What you need to know

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Teeth. Teeth are quite possibly the antecedent of first impressions, and yet so widely undervalued and underappreciated.

Why this study should be a wake-up call to dentistry

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If you haven’t heard already, a report has come out that says that six-month recall appointments aren’t necessarily that conducive to keeping your patients’ oral health in line. In fact, maybe, just maybe, patients don’t have to come into the dental practice twice a year.

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Lit leadership lessons: Embracing failure to adopt everyday innovation

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By Amisha Singh, DDS. I recently re-read an article in the Harvard Business Review about how to incorporate “everyday innovation” into business to help reach consumers and decrease bottlenecks.

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Dental assistant requirements: D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, and Idaho

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By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

5 tips for becoming a dental hygienist

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By Valerie Yates, RDH. Deciding on a career path is no small feat. It can be a very confusing and exciting time in your life. Dental hygiene is a rewarding and in-demand career and may be the right fit for you. Here are five tips for becoming a dental hygienist. Shadow in a dental practice.

The educational journey: What it takes to become a dentist

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The road to becoming a dentist can be long and challenging, but incredibly rewarding on so many levels. Having an idea of the roadmap of educational requirements can help you discern if this path is right for you, and to chart an efficient course on your educational journey. Prerequisites.

Dental continuing education: 10 websites where dentists can earn free CE

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By Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. Becoming a dentist means you will be a lifelong learner. Not only due to the ever-changing nature of dentistry, but every state dental board has continuing education requirements to renew your license each renewal period.

Dental assistant requirements: California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware

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By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

When an associate dentist has questions, where do you find help?

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By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. After graduating from dental school and starting to work as an associate, life then occurs. The work at the practice chosen for the beginning of the career is just not progressing as smoothly as addressed when the interview process was occurring.

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Tips from top dentists on dental school, leadership, and more

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By Dr. Alisa Johnson. Dental school: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. It’s about working smart and being efficient, not just working hard. With the amount of material and courses, it’s important to develop a system to get and stay organized.

Have credential, will travel? Not as easy for a dental assistant

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By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

3 things to know about going back to dental meetings

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COVID-19 forced meetings of all kinds, including those in the dental industry, to go virtual. However, in recent weeks, the door to in-person dental trade meetings has swung back open. I attended my first in-person dental meeting back in May as a speaker at the Montana Dental Association meeting.

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