10 Ways to Celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Dental Assistants Recognition Week (#DARW21) is March 7-13, 2021. Dental assistants do more than simply assist the dentist during various treatment procedures. Share. Tweet. Share.

What we told this dental assistant about drama in the practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

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.

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Day in the Life of a Dental Assistant

Princess Dental Staffing

Wondering what a dental assistant does on a daily basis? . We’ve broken down a day in the life of a dental assistant to help you understand what it takes to be a dental assistant. As a dental assistant, your day may start with a morning meeting. .

Podcast: A New Year's resolution for every dental assistant and dentist

Dr. Bicuspid

What's one of the biggest issues in dental practices today, according to Curtis Marshall of Dental Intelligence? It's the fact that many dentists and dental assistants aren't on the same page when it comes to patient communication and what's best for patients and the business.

Dental Assistant Resume Skills List

Princess Dental Staffing

Dental assistants are a vital part of a successful dentist’s office, as they complete many administrative and patient-focused tasks throughout each day. Are you interested in becoming a dental assistant? What Does a Dental Assistant Do?

What Responsibilities to Include on Dental Assistant Resume

Princess Dental Staffing

Dental assistants are a vital part of a successful dentist office, and being a dental assistant has many advantages. From work flexibility to helping patients receive a beautiful and healthy smile, a lot of people want to become a dental assistant.

Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

Oral Health Group

Perhaps you were an excellent hygienist…a phenomenal dental assistant…a top-notch admin team member providing your clinicians with first rate … The post Congratulations! Congratulations! This is incredible news.

Are dental teams at greater risk of getting COVID-19? It depends

Dr. Bicuspid

For the most part, dentists and dental assistants working in France during the height of the pandemic in April 2020 were not more likely to get COVID-19 than other members of the public, according to a study published on February 11 in PLOS One.

Part 1: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan

Dr. Bicuspid

The dental industry is entering 2021 wondering what the year will hold in terms of patients and production returning to the dental practice. Podcast: A New Year's resolution for every dental assistant and dentist.

How Much Should I Pay My Dental Team?

Delivering Wow

Whether you’re struggling with your marketing, productivity goals, or whatever else comes with running a dental practice, I’m here to help. For example, a member of my mastermind group once came to me asking for advice about paying her dental team. They can assist with fillings.

What’s keeping you from being good rather than great?

Dentistry Gone Digital

I know a lot of really good dental assistants out there. There’s a divide in so many of these dental assistants between what makes them so good and what could make them great. One degree can make the difference between water boiling and just being really hot.

How to have “courageous conversations” in the dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

Yes, conflict can happen in the dental practice. It starts with having the courage to begin them, says dental author, consultant, coach, and speaker Katherine Eitel-Belt. The post How to have “courageous conversations” in the dental practice appeared first on igniteDDS

Part 2: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan

Dr. Bicuspid

The dental industry is entering 2021 wondering what the year will hold in terms of patients and production returning to the dental practice. Podcast: A New Year's resolution for every dental assistant and dentist.

Training for Dental Team Members That Ensures They Deliver WOW

Delivering Wow

Just like with any business, hiring is one of the most important parts of a dental practice. If we don’t put the right systems and strategies in place when looking for new members for our dental practice, we’ll end up with the wrong people on our team.

Differences in the workplace garden

Dentistry Gone Digital

Look around your dental team and think of them as plants or flowers surviving cohesively in a garden (workplace). Natalie Kaweckyj is a licensed dental assistant from Minneapolis, a two-time Immediate Past President and the first Master of the American Dental Assistants Association.

Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

Dental Peers

Perhaps you were an excellent hygienist…a phenomenal dental assistant…a top-notch admin team member providing your clinicians with first rate support. Are they open to embracing the latest in dental technology? Congratulations! This is incredible news.

Study of French Dentists and Assistants Does Not Find an Increased Risk for COVID-19 Among Oral Health Professionals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study of more 4,100 dentists and 1,860 dental assistants in France found that they were not at higher risk for COVID-19 than the general public, with the exception of specialties in which large amounts of aerosols were generated such as periodontics.

Bola Technologies Announces Partnership With Henry Schein One

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Bola AI’s advanced voice technology improves the speed and autonomy of perio exams by helping clinicians easily record results verbally, without assistants. The post Bola Technologies Announces Partnership With Henry Schein One appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Study shows 2% of asymptomatic pediatric dental patients test positive for COVID-19

Dental News and Technology

Co-authors are Dr. Fernando Testai, UIC professor of neurology and rehabilitation, and Dr. Gabriela Trifan, UIC assistant professor of neurology and rehabilitation. The study looked at pediatric patients who visited UIC dental clinics for emergency dental procedures from April 1 to Aug.

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

Dentistry Gone Digital

for an Ignite dental strategy session with Dr. David Rice. You see, in my non-dental time, I cover the Rockies for RoxPile.com. Now certainly working in a dental practice is different than working at Tropicana Field (or any other stadium in the world). I recently was in St.

Get to know A Reason To Smile (ARTS)

Bookkeeping For Dentists

Using a three-pronged approach of dental care, education, and supplies, ARTS aims to empower people in rural African communities to attain and maintain a higher level of dental health and prevent the spread of dental disease-giving more and more Africans a reason to smile. In fact, more than half (52%) of Senegalese people live more than 50 kilometers (more than 30 miles) from the closest dental provider.

New onDiem Paid Time Off Benefit Another “Game Changer” for Temporary Dental Professionals

Dental News and Technology

PORTLAND, Oregon – There are a lot of benefits to be gained from a career in dentistry, though for many dental team members, paid time off (PTO) is not one of them. In 2019, unlike other mainstream dental staffing companies at the time, onDiem made a dramatic shift to a W2 employee model.

MouthWatch Names Jamie Collins, RDH-EA, BS, to Dual Role of Senior Client Success Manager and Professional Education Manager

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Collins brings to the job over 20 years of dental industry experience. She is well-regarded as an author and lecture r and is also a practicing dental hygienist and has served as a dental assisting and dental hygiene instructor.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Dental Chart of Accounts for Dental Overhead Benchmarks

Bookkeeping For Dentists

Optimize your Dental Chart of Accounts, so you can easily compare your dental practice overhead to dental industry benchmarks by following these 5 simple tips below: Keep the accounts simplified. What is a Dental Chart of Accounts? Gross Pay - Dental Assistants.

Saving Time and Filling Schedules with OperaDDS

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. “Our hygienists and dental assistants have been extremely receptive to the ease of Opera chairside.” When Iowa dental clinics were told they could open in May, OperaDDS came to the rescue again, Veraldi says. “We

Together We Can Conquer Cavities

Dentistry Gone Digital

A dental assistant? On the surface, it’s all about great dental pros uniting to create good oral care habits from an early age for our patients. Today, when no one wants to give, and everyone is afraid…today I choose to help 3 dental practices serve their underserved kids.

3 Ways to Create End-of-Year Excitement and Engage with Your Patient Community

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Finishing the year strong should be a goal of any dental practice. Cassie Brehmer is a marketing campaign specialist for equipment and technology at Patterson Dental. Cassie has worked in the dental industry for more than eight years.

Determining Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Continue >> Research also suggests dental hygienists experience two times to three times more MSDs than dental assistants, and significantly higher rates of MSDs than dentists. Consider reading more about this important facet of dental hygiene care.

Six overhead expense benchmarks to live by in your dental practice

Bookkeeping For Dentists

What are Dental Expense Benchmarks? Then you measure those six categories against national averages of dental practice expenses using the percentage of income. The dental overhead expense categories and percentages of income are as follows: Personnel (Team) Costs 24-28% of Income.

How to start a dental bookkeeping checklist to follow in your practice today.

Bookkeeping For Dentists

Does your CPA have to constantly remind you to do certain tasks or do you have to constantly remind your dental practice's bookkeeper? Without our dental bookkeeping checklist, I'm not sure how we would function. Split Patterson Dental transactions by supplies and software.

Dental Practice Success: 4 Tips To Close Out the Year Strong

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Here are four tips to help ensure a successful end to 2020 and to set your dental practice up for success in the new year. The end of a year brings the end of dental benefits for many families. Share. Tweet. Share.

A Complete Guide To Teledentistry: The Future of Virtual Dental Care

Carestack

For more than 10 years, Teledentistry has been used by many dentists across the world to spread out the accessibility of their dental practices, reducing the oral health disparities between urban and rural communities. Quality of dental treatments.

A Complete Guide To Teledentistry: The Future of Virtual Dental Care

Carestack

For more than 10 years, Teledentistry has been used by many dentists across the world to spread out the accessibility of their dental practices, reducing the oral health disparities between urban and rural communities. Quality of dental treatments.

Academy of Chairside Assisting Announces New Course

Denticle

Shannon Pace-Brinker is a friend and also a first class dental assistant. This course will teach dental professionals. She has a long and distinguished career of sharing her impressive skills with others to help elevate them to a higher level.

Status of Dental Hygienists’ Scope of Practice

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

For many years, dental hygienists were limited to treating and maintaining periodontal conditions and providing patient education. Fortunately, the scope of practice for dental hygienists has been expanding in many areas of the United States. Dental_?Therapy.pdf.

Dental Resume Writing Workshop September 1, 2020

Princess Dental Staffing

In this FREE workshop , we’ll take you through the primary elements needed to craft a great dental resume for: Dental Hygienists Dental Assistants Dental Receptionists Dentists. The purpose of a strong resume is to help you get the call for an interview.

Dentist Providing Tips on How to Handle Dental Emergencies Until You Can Receive Treatment

Swan Dental AZ

Treating a dental emergency can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth or multiple teeth. Dr. Colby Echols at Swan Dental in Tucson, AZ offers emergency dental services for patients who find themselves in a dental crisis. What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Following CDC Vote, Leading Oral Health Organization Urges States to Include Oral Health Providers Among First Wave of Vaccine Recipients

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

We expect the CDC to approve the recommendation and urge states to adopt this guidance and include dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants in the first wave of vaccine recipients.

A Karen Or A Nancy?

Coaches Corner

She is a dentist, a dental assistant, and a dental hygienist. We all make hundreds of choices every single day in the dental office. What is this trend on using names to define personality types?

Does Your Dentist Wear Loupes?

Hardin Dental

In fact, so do the hygienists and dental assistants at Hardin Advanced Dentistry. The importance of magnification in dentistry cannot be quantified. Both Drs. Tara and Dane wear magnification loupes and headlights.

ADA Advocates, CDC Confirms: Dentists Are in Phase 1a for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Denticle

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues across the country, there is good news for the dental community: The U.S. However, that recommendation did not specifically note that dental personnel were included in this group.

Tips to Handle Dentist Burnout

Logic Tech Corp

Dental Hacks: hosted by Alan Mead, DDS, and Jason Lipscomb, DDS. The Dental Podcast Network’s Channels One and Two: offers podcasts from many different and knowledgeable contributors. Covers a wide range of topics from protecting our public health to dental assistant talk.

Scope of Practice Expansion Opportunities For Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

F or many years, dental hygienists were limited to treating and maintaining periodontal conditions and providing patient education. Fortunately, the scope of practice for dental hygienists has been expanding in many areas of the United States. Dental Therapy Licensure. Dental_?Therapy.pdf.