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Leading off
Showing you some love ... weeks after Valentine’s Day
DAD Editor Kevin Henry reminds us all about Dental Assistants Recognition Week during early March and encourages all dental assistants to set aside some special time very soon to reward themselves for being an important part of the dental office team. Click to continue
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Mean girls in the workplace: how to deal with them
Problems with mean girls and bullying don't go away on their own. Lisa Newburger, LISW-S, tells you how to take action. Click to continue
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News from DANB’s and the DALE Foundation’s Boards
The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) and the DALE Foundation held Board meetings in February. This article covers the highlights and the many exciting initiatives that were discussed. Click to continue
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With education and recognition for all
Claudia Pohl, CDA, RDA, FADAA, BVEd, president of the American Dental Assistants Association, talks about Dental Assistants Recognition Week and the ADAA continuing education library. Click to continue
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Self-gratitude: rising above humility, gaining confidence, and accepting compliments
Lisa Wadsworth, RDH, explains what it means to grow stronger personally, professionally, and collectively ... and how that can influence the dental assisting profession in a positive way. Click to continue
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Everything you need to know about the Sun Fun Cruise in March
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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Surviving the interview process: be the gem they discover and keep!
Jan Keller says the journey from applying for a job to showing up for work on Day One can be summed up in a seven-step process. Let’s take a closer look at the steps, and see how you can avoid possible missteps along the way. Click to continue
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No more bullying
Tomorrow’s SMILES, a special program from the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, was designed to help teens who desperately need dental care. Read about how this innovative program, sponsored by the Patterson Foundation, has restored Micah’s self-esteem and rescued her from bullying. Click to continue
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Material Selection for Direct Posterior Restoratives — 2 CE credits
SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code DENLFEB12 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 2/29/2012. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
Oral care before cancer treatment
This is the first of a three-part series addressing various forms of oral health therapy that ideally should be addressed before, during, and after cancer treatment. In this segment, Dr. Dennis Abbott focuses on oral health care needs before the commencement of cancer treatment. Click to continue
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Contemporary Product Solutions reviews Lubricoat from DUX Dental
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, and Contemporary Product Solutions have reviewed Lubricoat from DUX Dental. Lubricoat is a petroleum-free, silicone-based emollient that prevents dental materials from sticking to hands and lips. Click to continue
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Treating medicated patients with heart disease
According to Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, many classes of cardiac drugs have multiple indications, so clinicians should question patients as to why a drug is being used as well as possible side effects. She provides additional suggestions for hygienists in treating patients who are taking cardiac medications. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
Over-the-counter collections: everything revolves around it
You can have an amazing month, with production numbers exceeding your goals, but if the money is sitting on your accounts receivable report, it isn’t doing you much good. Dayna Johnson focuses on over-the-counter collections, which will make a huge difference for both you and your patients. Click to continue
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How prepared are we?
Tina Brown, FAADOM, says being prepared and doing the necessary groundwork before you see your patients can save a whole lot of time and may even help to ease you into something far greater in the future. She uses the morning huddle as an example. Click to continue
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12 keys to scheduling success
Consultant Linda Drevenstedt, RDH, MS, offers 12 essential pointers for making your scheduling system more productive. Click to continue
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