10 ways to earn the respect of others

DAD Editor Kevin Henry refers to a recent online article that lists 10 ways to help you earn the respect of others. But one of the most important things to keep in mind is that it’s hard for others to respect you if you don’t respect yourself.
Leading off
Well-paid dental assistants to blame for high costs? Please.
DAD Editor Kevin Henry travels back from the IDS meeting in Cologne, Germany, and says the largest dental show in the world is becoming a must-see event. He also offers a first and second glance impression of a recent article in the Edmonton (Alberta) Journal about dental assistants. Click to continue
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Menopause: pause and take control with real solutions
The word menopause gives most people pause. It happens, but no one wants to talk about it ... until two doctors, David C. Miller and Lovera Wolf Miller, came on the scene and wrote Womenopause: Stop Pausing and Start Living, a book that acts as an informative yet compassionate guide through menopause. Click to continue
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DANB's Preventive Dental Assistant Certification Offers New Opportunities for Assistants
This is an exciting time for dental assistants, and many states are expanding the duties that assistants are allowed to perform. The Dental Assisting National Board offers Certified Preventive Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, and Certified Orthodontic Assistant national certifications. Click to continue
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It's time to recognize!
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPDA, MADAA, BA, president of the American Dental Assistants Association, encourages dental assistants to nominate well-deserving individuals in the profession who have achieved great things. Click to continue
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Remembering a courageous dental assistant
Denise Ciardello gives us a beautiful insight into a very special dental assistant who bravely battled cancer with a smile that warmed the lives of everyone she was with. Meet Beckie Sewell. Click to continue
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Dealing with the loss of a pet
DAD Editor Kevin Henry interviews Dr. Diane Pomerance, who created, established, and serves as director of the Pet Grief Counseling Program for the SPCA of Texas. Dr. Pomerance explains how grief is different from just loss, and offers tips to help you cope with your grief when you experience the loss of a beloved pet. Click to continue
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Save time and money with these X-ray tips from Carestream Dental
Learn tips and tricks to produce better dental X-rays and identify the problem in this month’s Diagnose the X-ray for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Click to continue
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Oral cancer screenings: dental professionals can save lives
No one has a better opportunity than dental professionals to detect oral cancer at its earliest stages. Michelle Kratt tells you how to begin and what steps to take to ensure that your dental office is in the business of saving patients’ lives. Click to continue
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Short Implants: Reality and Predictability — 3 CEUs
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code DENL325 in the payment process to receive a 50% discount on this featured CE course from IneedCE.com. HURRY! LIMITED OFFER! Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on 04/03/2011. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
Sterilization of instruments: successes and pitfalls Part 1 — sterilizers and sterilization packaging
In Part 1 of this series, Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, discusses the three types of sterilizers most commonly used in dental offices and how to achieve proper sterilization by adhering to the CDC’s Infection Control Guidelines. Click to continue
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5 ways to launch a successful safety management program: infection control and safety considerations
As dental professionals, we quickly learn how to multitask and juggle patient care, administrative duties, and oh yes ... safety management. Safety should never be compromised to a busy schedule or lack of information. Olivia Wann, RDA, BS, tells you how to take the lead in making sure your dental office complies with safety management regulations and established infection-control guidelines. Click to continue
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Contemporary Product Solutions reviews Ketac Nano Light-Cured Glass Ionomer Restorative by 3M ESPE
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, and Contemporary Product Solutions have reviewed Ketac Nano Light-Cured Glass Ionomer Restorative from 3M ESPE. Ketac is a two-paste nano-ionomer in a unidose auto-mixing capsule. Click to continue
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On the MARC: an amazing device I tried in Chicago
DAD Editor Kevin Henry tells you how a Managing Accurate Resin Curing device he saw at the recent Chicago Midwinter Meeting can make a difference in the way you cure. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
Scheduling for success
Mark Absher, office manager and marketing director for his wife’s dental practice, shares his simple and effective method for scheduling that improves profitability without causing team members to work longer hours and possibly reaching burnout. Click to continue
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A concise and useful profit and loss statement using QuickBooks
QuickBooks is a great software package for dental practice accounting. Adam Decker, CPA, CVA, explains how to easily create a profit and loss statement that’s not confusing! Click to continue
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New procedure codes and updated fees for 2011-2012
This year has brought some rather unique, as well as potentially troublesome, issues and challenges with the redefinition of and changes to dental procedure codes. Tom Limoli systematically steps through the various clinical dentistry categories and explains the updates you need to know about. Click to continue
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ADIA and sponsored information
Letter from ADIA executive director
Lynn Mortilla, executive director of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA), reports about the ADIA program in February. Click to continue
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Getting started in implant dentistry
With implants being such a widely accepted treatment option, implant auxiliaries must be comfortable with answering patients’ questions. Vicki Garza, RDA, ITC, shares three things with colleagues that have helped her on the road to learning to assist with implant treatment. Click to continue
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The power cleaner that is separator compatible
Learn how to put the power of PUREVAC® to work for your evacuation system. Click to continue
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