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Leading off
Doing the little things ... even when no one else is watching
DAD Editor Kevin Henry talks about the good people in the dental profession and beyond who "get it" and make a difference every day. Click to continue
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Our exclusive e-supplement on social media
Twitter, Facebook, and beyond ... what does social media really mean to you and your dental practice? How can the Web help your practice discover even more success? Find out in our special e-supplement from DentistryIQ.com. Click to continue
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Land your next job
DANB speaks with several hiring managers to find out what employers look for in a dental assistant and how you can put your best foot forward. Click to continue
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Persistence: a virtue or something your teacher told you?
Does that perfect job truly exist? And if so, will we ever find it? These are some of the questions contemplated by Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPDA, MADAA, BA, president of the American Dental Assistants Association. Click to continue
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6 steps to a productive argument with a colleague
Let’s be honest ... arguments and hurt feelings are going to happen in any work setting. It’s just a fact of life. How we respond to those times of turmoil, however, can either make the negative emotions subside or kick them into overdrive. Click to continue
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Everything you need to know about the Sun Fun Cruise in March of 2012
Linda Miles, Dr. Rhonda Savage, and Miles Global will be presenting a practice management team appreciation course on a Caribbean cruise, sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, March 22-26, 2012. DAD is a sponsor of the cruise, and we’d love to have you join us and learn, have fun, and grow as a team. Click to continue
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How to manage money as a couple
Combine the expectation of divorce for new couples hovering around 50% with a variety of studies that suggest money is the most divisive topic for couples, and you get a formula for disaster. One finance expert, however, thinks it doesn’t have to be that way. Click to continue
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Meet Jayne Tripoli
DAD Editor Kevin Henry recently had the chance to talk to Jayne Tripoli, a "non-traditional student" in her 40s and the winner of a $1,000 ADA dental assisting scholarship that will help her repay some of her study debts. Click to continue
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The Development and Utilization of Fluoride Varnish — 3 CE credits
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code DENL611 in the payment process to receive a 37% discount on this featured CE course from IneedCE.com (final cost is $37.17). HURRY! LIMITED OFFER! Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on 06/30/2011. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
Prevent the release of mercury into the environment
Protecting our environment is everyone’s responsibility. By taking a few minutes to conduct staff training on recycling amalgam, you can be sure your team understands the Best Management Practices. This will help your office prevent the release of hazardous mercury to the environment, says Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA. Click to continue
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Collaboration of dentistry and medicine key in the treatment of snoring and sleep disorders
The indirect costs of sleep disorders are estimated to be more than $41 billion a year from lost work productivity, up to $27 billion from automobile accidents, $7 billion in work-related injuries, and up to $4 billion a year in home accidents, says Drs. Larry Aronson and Matthew D. Mingrone. Click to continue
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Advances in orthodontic technology make for faster, more comfortable treatment
For orthodontic practitioners, adopting the latest technology can help you deliver an enhanced level of treatment and impressive results for your patients that can contribute significantly to a thriving practice, says Dr. John Graham. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
3 things every team member needs to know about the new patient experience
The new patient experience encompasses many components, and the better we connect with our new patients, the more successful everyone will be, says Dr. Tanya Brown. Click to continue
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The importance of an internal marketing plan
Your current patients are worth the effort of reactivating and “re-impressing.” New patients typically cost a practice $500 to $1,500 in acquisition costs. Once they’re in hygiene maintenance, you must continually regain their attention, loyalty, and decision to choose treatment. Every time you do, you generate referrals and treatment at a fraction of the cost, says Katherine Eitel. Click to continue
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Top five tips for effective dental recall
Keeping a full schedule is vital to maintaining a successful dental practice. One key to keeping a full schedule is performing effective dental recalls. Jake Larsen gives you five ways to be more effective with recalls. Click to continue
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