The top 10 stories from Dental Assisting Digest in 2010

Looking back through the last 12 months of editorial, here are 10 stories that helped you with advice on money, respect, and getting along with others.
Leading off
Looking back, but not dwelling on 2010
Make no mistake about it ... DAD Editor Kevin Henry hates New Year's resolutions almost as much as he detests mustard. Find out why, and discover why you shouldn't be focused on the rear-view mirror of life. Click to continue
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Case presentation: The importance of the words we use
Why is it that when discussing treatment, both the patient and clinician pay too much attention to what the insurance maximum is for the year? Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, always thought the biggest concern should be patients’ health and well-being. Click to continue
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DANB’s CDAs report higher earnings than non-certified assistants
DANB’s 2010 Salary Survey results are in, and the survey shows that DANB Certified Dental Assistants (CDAs) continue to earn more and stay in the profession longer than non-certified assistants. Click to continue
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The power of good customer service is contagious
The stress of busy schedules and lack of time has many of us wound tightly during this time of year. Take time to de-stress, find something positive in every situation, and know you are not alone in feeling frazzled, says Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA. Click to continue
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The sale of a dental practice ... from an office manager's perspective
Melissa Erickson opens up about what can be a difficult and frightening time for dental team members. Click to continue
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Save time and money with these X-ray tips from Carestream Health: Ask the Expert
In this month's article, Christopher Warren from Carestream Health offers tips to avoid moisture contamination and discoloration. Click to continue
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Composite Restorations: Subtleties in Shade and Technique -- 3 CEUs
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code ENLDEC10 in the payment process to receive a 37% discount on this featured CE course from IneedCE.com. HURRY! LIMITED OFFER! Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on 12/31/2010. Click to continue
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Introducing the DIQ Marketplace
Browse and post classified listings relevant to the dental industry. Categories range from Job Opportunities to Practices For Sale and everything in between. Print/online classified combo advertising packages available. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
Dental assisting in California has a makeover
As the government relations chairperson for the California Dental Assistants Association, Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, has been involved with the new duties that are allowed in all dental assisting categories, and the addition of two new dental assistant permits. Click to continue
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KOMET Korner Q&A with Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA
This month, Shari talks about the importance of an assistant’s professional appearance in the office, how you encourage your office to keep up with OSHA guidelines, and how you can educate your patients about the oral-systemic health connection. Click to continue
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Contemporary Product Solutions reviews Bib-Eze from DUX Dental
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, and Contemporary Product Solutions have reviewed Bib-Eze, a disposable bib holder from DUX Dental. Read the review and watch the video. Click to continue
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The dental home and age 1 visit: recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
In order to show parents how to achieve optimum oral health for their children, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has established the concept of a "dental home." Read more about it here. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
AADOM names Office Manager of the Year
The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) named Melissa Meredith, the office manager for Dr. Andrew G. Orr of Central Arkansas Dental, as the recipient of the sixth annual AADOM Office Manager of the Year Award. Click to continue
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Dr. Charles Blair exposes three little-known codes
Looking for some ways to help your practice boost profits in 2011? Check out this short video from one of America's leading coding experts. Click to continue
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Recall is the heartbeat of the dental practice
Recall, or continuing care, is one of the most important systems that you can organize in your practice, says authors Denise Ciardello and Janice Janssen. Click to continue
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From the ADIA
Make time for the golf balls and wine
Lynn Mortilla, executive director of the ADIA, has a simple wish for you heading into 2011. Click to continue
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Tips for successful case presentation
Here are a couple of tips from Lynn Mortilla, executive director of the ADIA, to help encourage patients to accept treatment, and ways to be sure your patients are satisfied with the care you’re providing for them. Click to continue
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Patients need patience for case acceptance
Vicki Garza, RDA, ITC, believes implant coordinators become better when they constantly reevaluate their approach to presenting and scheduling treatment. Click to continue
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