The best (and worst) states to be a dental assistant

For the fourth straight year, we've ranked the states from 1 to 50 for dental assistants. This year, we've also added a twist ... telling you the best county in each state as well. Check it out.
Leading off
Reviewing "Horrible Bosses"
DAD Editor Kevin Henry gives you his take on the latest dental-themed movie. This time, a dental assistant is one of the main characters. Click to continue
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Our exclusive e-supplement on sleep disorders and dentistry's role
Do your patients snore or have sleep apnea? If so, what does that mean to you and your dental practice? Find out in our special e-supplement from DentistryIQ.com. Click to continue
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Networking your way through a career transition
DANB offers ideas to network, build your resumé, and enhance your success – even during challenging times. Click to continue
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Looking ahead to the ADAA Annual Session in Las Vegas
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPDA, MADAA, BA, president of the American Dental Assistants Association, gives you a preview of the ADAA happenings in Las Vegas in mid-October. Click to continue
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The role of the expanded functions assistant
Tija Hunter, EFDA, explains why she is so happy to have her EFDA designation and how those four letters could help you and your practice. 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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The four biggest mistakes dental teams make with case presentation
Dental teams provide a tremendous resource for patient education and care. However, sometimes we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to case presentation and acceptance. While our intentions are honorable, the results may prove disheartening when patients fail to schedule the treatment we know they need, says Dr. Tanya Brown. Click to continue
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How to increase communication in eight areas of the dental office
In this article, Hollie Bryant, DA II, highlights and provides examples for specific areas where communication can be more effective in your dental office. Click to continue
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Why I sell to the dental assistant
Steve St. Marie, sales representative for Patterson Dental, explains why he believes the dental assistant is one of the most important people to communicate with during a sales call. Click to continue
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Composite Restorations: Subtleties in Shade and Technique — 3 CE credits
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code DENL711 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 07/31/2011. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
The best tips from the 2011 OSAP Infection Control Symposium
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, gives you her thoughts after attending the nation's leading conference on infection control. Click to continue
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Contemporary Product Solutions reviews Optident Ultra-Lite eyewear
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, and Contemporary Product Solutions have reviewed Optident Ultra-Lite glasses and Ultra-Lite Over Specs. This anti-scratch and anti-fog safety protection eyewear protects against particles, chemicals, and flying objects in the dental office. Click to continue
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Stem cells and dentistry: answers to seven questions
Recently, dental retrieval and storage of stem cells has become a topic of interest in the dental community. To help you understand this exciting advancement in the dental field, this article will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about stem cells. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
ADA offers new dental billing code check app
The ADA is helping to make it easier and faster for dental offices to find dental billing codes by introducing the new CDT Code Check app for the iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android-powered mobile devices (phones and tablets). Click to continue
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3 steps to a smooth paperless transition
To avoid the stress that can occur during the process of going paperless, all that is needed is a simple plan. Jennifer Schultz offers three steps that will help make your transition smooth and easy. Click to continue
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Ideas for productive patient scheduling in a dental office
It can be a challenge to balance the need to keep the appointment book full and the desire to have every day be productive. Some simple techniques will help you reach your goals without feeling exhausted at the end of the day, says Ken Smith. Click to continue
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