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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.

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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The new dentist’s job and the learning curve

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By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. After the search is over and the new job has begun, it is time to make sure that learning is occurring with a timeline that is acceptable to both the dentist who was hired and to the owner who is hopefully mentoring the new associate.

3 Reasons Why the Dental Hiring Crisis May Soon Subside

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For so many dental practices across the country, trying to find, hire, and keep team members and associate dentists has been a challenge. However, could we finally be turning the corner in the quest to fill those open positions?

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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.

Lit leadership lessons: Let’s talk about perspective

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By Dr. Amisha Singh. As I type this, I am currently coasting at 477 mph at a breathtaking 38,000 feet in my first flight since the pandemic started.

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.

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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After dental school: Considerations for joining alternative types of practices

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By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. Before graduating from dental school, the dental student is inundated with information about joining dental practices from all over the country. It is, of course, in many ways, a life-altering decision.

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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Avoiding pitfalls in your next dental office lease negotiation

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By Dan Gleissner, CARR. More than 80% of healthcare practices lease their office space. The location and impression their office makes on patients is a huge determining factor in patient referrals and return visits, especially in a competitive market.

Dental memes: The 10 best we’ve seen so far this year

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When it comes to dental patients and their relationship with their dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, or anyone at the front associated with dental insurance, there are plenty of times where a picture (and a few words along with it) can say 1,000 words.

Finding the right specialist partners for your dental practice

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By Dr. Bill Simon. With research, development, and expansion of technology comes a broader scope of services, a deeper understanding of how to provide those services and improved outcomes.

Lit leadership lessons: How dental professionals can honor boundaries

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By Amisha Singh, DDS. A full day of dental patient care. Payroll waiting to be done. The local PTA meeting to which I probably should have said no. Dinner is not planned and the whole family is hungry. Sometimes in our lives, we feel as though we have no choice but to give, give, give.

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Infection Control: How NOT to Get Sued … and a Whole Lot More

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The last time patients cared this much about our infection control procedures was the early 1980s when the news of HIV went mainstream. COVID-19 translation? Your patients really care right now!

How differences can come together under the dentist’s leadership

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For nearly a decade, I have believed in the power of “Together We Rise.” ” That’s why it has been the mantra of IgniteDDS when it first created, and IgniteDA when it came along later. But what does that really mean? How can we really work together?

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When experience and inexperience converge in the dental practice

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By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. ‘Tis the season for dental school graduations, from both baccalaureate and postgraduate programs.

Broken: Women in the dental industry and their relationships with other women

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By Maggie Augustyn, DDS. This has weighed me on for 192 months: the reason for my longtime fear of becoming friends with women. We all have been aware of the fact that there are some women who can be cruel, mean, selfish and destructive.

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3 things you can do to take care of your mental health

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Whether we’re living in a pandemic, adjusting to life after COVID-19, or just trying to get through the day, there are times when we all need a “mental break” and need a few moments to change our thought patterns and deal with the pressure we may be feeling at the moment.

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3 steps to stop cancellations in your dental practice

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Is your dental practice having problems with cancellations in a post-COVID world? Dr. David Rice is here with some advice that can help your business. The post 3 steps to stop cancellations in your dental practice appeared first on igniteDDS

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Lit leadership lessons: The power of creativity

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By Amisha Singh, DDS. We are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) people. We like numbers. Our problems have one solution. Right and wrong are our anthem. That doesn’t sound very accessible, does it? Well, that is because of how STEM has traditionally been taught.

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Compensation plus benefits: Real talk for someone starting out in a dental practice

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By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. For those dentists just out of dental school or in the process of changing jobs as an associate from one dental practice to another, think of the power that is possessed when interviewing for that position.

How to avoid some of the biggest dental real estate mistakes

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It’s all about location, location, location for your dental practice, right? Well, yes. But there’s a lot more that goes into having a successful lease or purchase than just where the property is located. With that in mind, Ken Jorgenson of CARR.us

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How to give a painless AMSA dental nerve block

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David Rice, the founder of IgniteDDS, is here today to give some advice that will help every dental practice form a better relationship with its patients. Giving a painless AMSA nerve block is paramount in any esthetic case. It’s also a major efficiency win in treating multiple anterior teeth.

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Zirconia: What your dental lab isn’t telling you

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You know what I love about my dental lab? They speak the truth, the whole truth, and everything around the truth. Thank you, Bonadent ! I was reminded of that just last week as I spoke at Ivoclar Vivadent ’s Innovation Tour stop in Houston, Texas, on “Biomaterials: The state of the union.”.

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How dentistry helped solve an ancient murder

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It’s the stuff that you love to watch on Netflix with the lights turned down. It revolves around a murder mystery from long ago that there were plenty of ideas about, but no concrete proof of exactly what happened and why.

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Maximize your profitability through dental real estate, part 2

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By Ken Jorgenson, CARR. In part 2 of this series (you can read part 1 here , and it will open in a new window so you don’t lose your place), we will continue discussing how to maximize your profitability through dental real estate.

As a Dentist, Here’s What I Learned During the Pandemic

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By Dr. Bill Simon. A career in dentistry can certainly offer up its share of challenges. Some may feel like little bumps in the road, some like speedbumps, and some, hopefully very few, will feel like the road has disappeared. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the road to disappear.

Why dental practices need to know about zero click searches

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By Sean Hamel. A Zero click search is a search completed on search engines like Google, Bing, or Yahoo! that do not send you to another website to get results. The “results” or relevant answers and information appear at the top or inline on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP).

Maximize your profitability through dental real estate

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By Ken Jorgenson, CARR. Let’s start with some basics regarding your dental real estate: Unless you own a mobile clinic, you will need an office space to see patients. A practice’s office lease or mortgage is typically its second-highest expense.

Some advice if you’re becoming an associate in a dental practice

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Welcome to the world of the business of dentistry. Here’s what you need to know if you’re starting out as a dentist and heading down the path of becoming an associate in a dental practice.

Lit leadership lessons: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome in your dental career

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By Amisha Singh, DDS. Leadership. You have heard the word, and maybe even understand the importance for your dental practice and your career. But this concept, which supports an industry of educators and thought leaders, remains an enigma for most practitioners.

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The one thing that dental team members want more than anything else

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According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report , 94 percent of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if it simply invested in helping them learn. This interest in learning and development is particularly strong among younger workers.

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Using science, common sense, and communication to bust those dental myths

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You know the funny thing about myths? Often, if you use your brain and think about them for a few minutes, you’ll figure out exactly why they’re called myths and not facts. Dental myths have been running rampant in our society since COVID-19 burst onto the scene.

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Why now is the time for you to be an influencer

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Another week, another piece of misinformation about dentistry is out there and ready for us to address. On Thanksgiving Day, the New York Times published a piece about how teeth were mysteriously falling out of people’s mouths. Was it because of COVID-19?

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6 common dental myths that you need to know … and debunk

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Brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dental check-ups are standard for oral health care, but there are more health benefits to taking care of your pearly whites than most of us know.

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How to have “courageous conversations” in the dental practice

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Yes, conflict can happen in the dental practice. Yes, tough talks often need to happen. But having them is usually one of the hardest parts of the day. How can these conversations happen?

What to do when a team member tests positive for COVID-19

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It’s a problem facing so many dental practices right now. Not only are you working to keep your practices open and thriving and your patients safe, but you are also doing everything you can to keep your team members free of the COVID-19 virus as well.

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The importance of honesty in the midst of a pandemic

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Can we be honest about honesty for just a minute? Being truthful isn’t always the easiest path. Sometimes it’s much less painful to just hide something that could hurt someone else or a business.

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