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How do you feel about working where you live? RDH eVillage and Dental Assisting Digest ranked the best states to practice dental hygiene and dental assisting, respectively, in 2009 issues. But we didn't ask you for your opinion. How do you feel about your state? (Nine questions in the survey)
Leading Off
New year, new look, and articles you must read
DAD editor Kevin Henry gives you the high points of the first issue of 2010. Click to continue
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Keeping Haiti close to the heart
A Pennsylvania woman who worked as a dental assistant on a mission to Haiti remembers a land in need of so much even before the earthquake of January 12. Click to continue
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Times are tough ... no raises this year!
So what do you do if your dentist utters those words? Linda Miles has the answer for you in the first installment of a year-long series aimed at helping your salary. Click to continue
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Women's deadliest killers: Heart disease
This month, we launch a series of articles designed with your health in mind. A renowned cardiologist had some helpful tips and information regarding heart disease, which is the number one killer of women in the United States today. Click to continue
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Dispensing advice and wisdom on About.com
Shawn Watson, a dental assistant, is the voice of dentistry on About.com. She shares with you how she got the job, as well as what kind of questions she gets from the public and profession. Click to continue
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Brave new move in a bright new year, and it’s free!
ADAA president Angela M. Swatts discusses the creation of a new ADAA membership category ... the e-member. Click to continue
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DANB e-learning offerings now available
DANB announces e-learning offerings are now available: Conventional Dental Radiography Review Course, and Assessment-Based Certificate Program (ABCP): Accounts Receivable. Click to continue
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CE: Tobacco cessation and the impact of tobacco use on oral health
Earn 4 CE credits by taking this course through DAD's continuing education partner, INeedCE.com. Click to continue
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Clinical Knowledge
The role of the infection control coordinator
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, believes every dental office should have at least one person in charge of the infection-control program. Click to continue
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Caries detection in the 21st century -- sharpening our diagnostic abilities
In this exclusive article from DentistryIQ.com, Dr. Martin Jablow says caries is not as simple to diagnose today as it was decades ago when there were large, bombed out teeth. Click to continue
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KOMET Korner Q&A with Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA
This month, Shari answers questions on how to get your fellow staff members to partake in continuing education, how to get an aggressive salesperson to back off, and how to inform a coworker that he or she has poor personal hygiene. Click to continue
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From THE DENTAL ADVISOR: Equipment for case presentation and patient education
No one likes surprises or sticker shock, especially in the dental office. By communicating well and providing information regarding risks, benefits, alternatives, and informed consent, doctors and dental teams can prevent the dreaded unhappy patient phone call. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
Causes of scheduling stress
Cathy Jameson believes the schedule is the heartbeat of the practice, so it deserves great care and attention. In this article, she gives you the top 10 causes of scheduling stress, and how you can avoid them. Click to continue
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What's new in QuickBooks 2010
Susan Gunn, recognized QuickBooks expert, tells you what you need to know. Click to continue
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Paper claim forms
Did you know that approximately 50% of dental claims submitted by dentists are still on paper? Carol Tekavec, CDA, RDH, says the demise of the paper claim form seems to be farther away than previously imagined. Click to continue
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From the ADIA
Director's message
Lynn Mortilla, executive director of the ADIA, details the upcoming ADIA symposia in New Orleans and asks you if you have a plan for 2010. Click to continue
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2010 ADIA Symposium in New Orleans
The ADIA unveils its symposium during the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in New Orleans on April 22-24. Great speakers and Jazz Fest. What's not to love? Click to continue
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Hurdles and huddles, situations and solutions when building a better implant team
Lynn Mortilla alerts you to possible road blocks ahead as you incorporate dental implant therapy into your practice and gives you four very simple solutions you can implement today to make the implant road you travel less rocky. Click to continue
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