The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017 From 1 to 50, we looked at each state to see how it really stacks up for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental front office team members. 5 things that will make you stand out and get a raise Dentists closely watch their bottom line. As practice owners, the first priority is patient care, followed by keeping overhead down. So when hygienists ask for a raise, doctors immediately think, “How much is that going to cost me for the year and is it really worth it?” The right way to bring on an associate in your dental practice Bringing on an associate can be a great step for your practice—if you go about it correctly. 5 tips for landing the perfect job Online job hunting can be hard and intimidating for the novice, but there are five basic steps that will make you look like a pro. Don't get hit with an I-9 fine You don’t want to be in the position of the New York dentist who was fined more than $5,000 for failing to present proper I-9 forms for employees at his dental office. Tips for hiring in the dental practice Hiring is never an easy task, but Lisa Marie Spradley believes it’s one of the most important ones that any dental practice will go through. 7 tips to make your dental hygienist resume stand out To get hired as a dental hygienist, you need to show the world what makes you different. So how can you ensure your resume rises above the rest?