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Are you a Social Media Misfit? Here are 10 simple social media do’s and don’ts from Virginia Cairrao, CDA, FADAA, president of the American Dental Assistants Association, that will help you tiptoe around those kinds of pitfalls and...
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...
Ghosts are scary. Ghouls are scary. But these creepy apparitions have nothing on some of the terrifying things that happen in the dental practice.
Do you ever feel bullied at work? Is there someone on the team that is constantly targeting you? Perhaps it’s the employer themselves, and it appears that they treat other team members differently. Do you cower or relent when treated...
It’s true – there’s no stopping the passage of time, but there’s got to be a way to get it on your side. As practice administrator, the clock can be a fierce taskmaster and is hardly your best friend. Sometimes things go wrong and...
Group editorial director Kevin Henry tells dental assistants about a Web site that lists what each state allows and doesn't allow dental assistants to do in the practice
April Sluiter shows how dental assistants can manage difficult patients without losing their minds.
Being a professional and acting as such is timeless. The way we talk, how we speak, what we wear, how we conduct our social media pages… it’s all about looking and acting professional.
We asked assistants and hygienists from around the nation, including editorial opinion leaders from Modern Dental Assistant and Modern Hygienist, to tell us what products made their days easier and made their patients happier. Here’s...
The author says a dental assistant needs to ask if this is something truly that needs to be addressed. If so, then it’s his or her duty to see it through.