Survey answers: The best and worst things a dentist ever said to a dental assistant

In the August issue of DAD, we asked our readers to tell us the best/nicest and worst/meanest things that a dentist had ever said to them. Here's what you had to say.
Leading off
Is the future of dental assisting clear or cloudy?
Editor Kevin Henry asks if money will be the thing that kills the profession of dental assisting ... and what can be done to stop the exodus to the RDH ranks. Click to continue
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Five tips to help you work with the office drama diva
We’ve all seen her. The world revolves around her. She’s never wrong. Mistakes are personal affronts. And if you invade her space, you’ll get to see a Hollywood-worthy melodrama. Now authors Kaley Klemp and Jim Warner tell you how to deal with her. Click to continue
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DANB's back-to-school resources
The beginning of fall also marks the start of another season: back to school. Whether you’re an educator, student, chairside assistant or front office manager, DANB and the DALE Foundation provide resources to make this school year your best one yet! Click to continue
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The ABCs of being a leader in dentistry
Leadership is hard work that is rewarding and often unacknowledged. Whether or not we want it, by choice or by default, we all find ourselves as a leader at some point during our careers, says Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPDA, MADAA, BA, president of the American Dental Assistants Association. Click to continue
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Seven things NOT to do when you are in debt
Author Steven E. Leininger, CPA/PFS, hands out some well-intended tough love in the form of things not to do in financial catch-up mode. Starting on the path toward peace of mind is often the hardest part. 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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DentistryIQ.com's weekly broadcast
Michelle Fox presents video highlights about an implant dentist discussing technology, a practice-management consultant talking about "drama" in dental offices, and an RDH magazine author who just published her first novel. Click to continue
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CAMBRA: Best practices in dental caries management — 3 CE credits
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code DENL911 in the payment process to receive a 47% discount (regular cost is $59 ... after discount, final cost is $31.27) on this featured CE course from IneedCE.com. HURRY! LIMITED OFFER! Offer expires 9/30/2011. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
Health literacy — what we don’t know can hurt our patients!
Dental professionals can improve communication and eliminate gaps in understanding by learning how to recognize and assist patients with language barriers, poor vision, hearing impairment, or limited literacy, says Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA. Click to continue
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Instrument cassettes -- efficient, safe, and economical
In the nearly 20 years since instrument cassettes were introduced in dentistry, they remain one of the most effective safety and efficiency tools for dental practices, says Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA. Click to continue
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Ask the Expert: X-ray questions and answers 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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For the front desk/office manager
VIDEO: Discussing verbal skills in the dental office
Kevin Henry sits down for an interview with Dr. Rhonda Savage from Miles Global. Click to continue
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White paper: Real time benchmarking comparison of group and solo practices in the United States
This white paper from Sikka Software Corporation is based on real time benchmarking data for solo and group practices and shows the trends from 2007 to 2011. Click to continue
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HR question: What do you do when a coworker’s perfume is too strong?
HR experts Tim Twigg and Rebecca Crane tackle a tough question and give you some sound advice. Click to continue
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