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.

Vt. tops list of states with best pay for dental assistants

Dr. Bicuspid

Vermont tops the list of states with the best hourly pay rates for dental assistants, according to a new survey conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board. 4 factors affecting which jobs dental assistants take.

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Overjet's Dental Assist Receives FDA Clearance to Bring AI to the Dental Practice

Dental News and Technology

The clearance by the FDA will enable Overjet to market and sell the AI product directly to dental practices. Overjet's Dental Artificial Intelligence measures bone levels in millimeters.

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.

2 Great Goals to Set for Your Dental Assistants

The Big Brush

You want your dental practice to thrive, and there are several ways you can make that more likely. One of those is to set goals for your dental assistants. Dental Practice Business Tips

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.

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.

Top 10 DSOs: Pandemic didn't curb corporate growth

Dr. Bicuspid

The top 10 largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. Unlike private dental practices, the corporations do not appear to have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Aspen Dental hits milestone of 900 offices.

Is prolonged N95 use affecting the health of your dental team?

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Dental care before heart surgery does not up complication risk. Antibody study shows higher COVID-19 risk for dental teams

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.

3 ways top-performing practices are finding success

Dr. Bicuspid

For many dental practice owners and teams, the first thing that may come to mind is "good riddance." Part 2: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan. Part 1: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan.

Why having more healthy patients is a matter of metrics

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Part 2: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan. Part 1: Your 2021 dental practice (real) growth plan. Podcast: A New Year's resolution for every dental assistant and dentist.

Dental Practices Face Hiring Shortages

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to a poll conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute, 35.8% of dental practices are looking to hire dental assistants, 28.8% are searching for dental hygienists, 26.5%

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.

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

Dental Peers

At a time of incredible labour shortages for so many dental positions, the ability to attract and keep top level talent is proving to be as challenging as it is critical. Dental assistants are jumping from one office to the next all for the promise of huge pay increases and “signing bonuses.”

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

Latest Polling Data Show Dental Practices Are Getting Back to Normal

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Data collected the week of May 17 by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute showed that 86% of dental practices are at pre-pandemic patient volumes, with rural, small group, and endodontic practices experiencing the greatest gains.

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.

Florida Dental Hygienist Helps Vets Access Oral Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

She now hits the road in a van tricked out with the furnishings of a dental office to expand oral healthcare access to those who may otherwise go without it. “It’s I realized that my purpose here on earth, is to help fellow veterans gain access to dental care.

The Dental Compliance Institute Publishes Free Guide “How to Survive a Surprise OSHA Audit”

Dental News and Technology

Rather than being taken by surprise, Harvey suggests that dental professionals download the free guide, “How to Survive a Surprise OSHA Audit,” at www.SurviveOSHA.com.

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.

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

Dentistry Gone Digital

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

When experience and inexperience converge in the dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

‘Tis the season for dental school graduations, from both baccalaureate and postgraduate programs. Tips that have been learned through trial and error and not taught in any dental program! Dental programs provide little or no training in basic supervisory skills.

5 Things You Can Do to Ride Out the Hiring Crisis in Dentistry

Planet DDS

The job “dental hygienist” has ranked in the top half of best 100 jobs on US News for several years running. And yet, dental practices are finding hiring a hygienist more and more difficult. Over 95% of dental hygienists and 85% of dental assistants are female.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.