Answers to your questions from Linda Miles

This month, Linda answers two questions regarding a scheduling mess, and an office that works harder and harder without any raises.
Leading off
Let your voice be heard through our annual salary survey
Editor Kevin Henry says it’s amazing how much he (and your colleagues around the nation) can learn from your answers to eight very simple questions. Would you take three minutes right now and answer this year’s survey? Click to continue
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Five steps for dental assistants with money issues
If you're having problems making ends meet every month, author Lisa Newburger has some tips to help you out of your financial problems. Click to continue
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Climb the career ladder with DANB certification
So, how can you take the next step in your career? Taking a national DANB exam is a great place to start. Click to continue
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Education at all levels tops ADAA agenda at annual sessions
Education took center stage at the American Dental Assistants Association's Annual Sessions in Las Vegas. The ADAA provided continuing education courses to more than 2,000 dental team members over the course of the meeting held in conjunction with the ADA. Click to continue
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Helping those who need help the most
Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, explains how her practice recently teamed up with others to provide a "free day of dentistry." 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 newscast
This week, Michelle Fox leads you through segments on Patterson's new Technology Center, a recent salary survey of dental hygienists, and pain management tips from a renowned lecturer. Click to continue
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Perspectives on Endodontic Therapy and Instrumentation — 2 CE credits
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code DENLNOV11 in the payment process to receive a 47% discount (regular cost is $49 ... after discount, final cost is $25.97) on this featured CE course from IneedCE.com. HURRY! LIMITED OFFER! Offer expires 11/30/2011. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
California revises infection control regulations. What about your state?
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, gives you a breakdown of some of the changes in California and how it could eventually affect where you practice. Click to continue
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Impression taking: common pitfalls and solutions
Hollie Bryant, DA II, tackles some of the toughest problems with impressions and gives you answers you can use in your practice today. 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
What is a proper hand-off?
What is a proper hand-off? It is escorting the patient from the operatory to the checkout desk or window, then a quick refresher from the assistant to the admin team member about what occurred during the appointment and what needs to occur next, says Denise Ciardello. Click to continue
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How dental-medical cross coding can be a win-win for your practice
Over the last decade, there has been ongoing research into the systemic link and, as a result, dentistry can now be seen more as the field of dental medicine, says Marianne Harper. Click to continue
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Credit guidelines: The "secret weapon" successful practices use to reduce stress and increase collections
When was the last time you and your team had a meeting to review and collaborate on your expectations regarding collections? If you’re like many, the honest answer is "never," says Jan Keller. Here's what you need to do to reverse that trend. Click to continue
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