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Leading Off
Advice from the past still solid today
DAD editor Kevin Henry recently read an article from 1971 and its thoughts on respect still hold true today. Click to continue
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Tips for making performance evaluations a positive experience
In our year-long effort to help you earn what you deserve, author Frank Hotchkiss gives you four steps that can improve the performance evaluation process. Click to continue
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How to cope with a difficult coworker
Whether a coworker is a gossip, rude, critical of others, spiteful, back-stabbing, lazy, or not a team player, Harriett M. Kaster, CDA, gives you some advice on how to make the best of the situation. Click to continue
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Women's deadliest killers: Osteoporosis -- VIDEO
This month, we continue our series of articles designed with your health in mind. In this video, learn how to prevent this disease that weakens the bones. Click to continue
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The importance of liability insurance
As a participating member, ADAA members have the full satisfaction and security of knowing they are protected should they be named in a lawsuit. Click to continue
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DANB shows its stuff
The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) exhibits at several dental meetings and conventions throughout the year. DANB always enjoys meeting dental assistants and DANB Certificants at these meetings and conventions. Click to continue
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Clinical Knowledge
Engineering, work practice, and administrative controls elements for safety
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA, says engineering controls isolate or remove the blood-borne pathogen hazard from the workplace. Work practice controls reduce the likelihood of exposure by altering the manner in which a task is performed. Click to continue
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Smaller, faster, easier: The Pentamix 3 automatic mixing unit
Impression taking is an important part of the assistant’s role in the dental office, but can sometimes be a stressful procedure — not only for the assistant, but also for the dentist and patient. Shannon Pace-Brinker, CDA, examines the Pentamix 3 from 3M ESPE. Click to continue
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KOMET Korner Q&A with Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA
This month, Shari gives her opinion on what to do when a coworker spends too much time texting or checking her e-mail, gives advice for getting back into dental assisting after time away from the profession, and suggests how to put together a resume and prepare for interviews after losing a job. Click to continue
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The vital role of the dental assistant in case acceptance
Each step of a patient’s experience is an opportunity for the dental assistant to connect with that patient and impact his or her treatment decision, says Steve Thorne. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
Three phone tips that will bring in new patients
There’s a right way and a wrong way to answer the phone, and believe it or not, how the phone is answered does affect your ability or inability to grow the practice, says Jay M. Geier. Click to continue
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Tips and tricks on how to deal with broken appointments
Broken appointments disrupt schedules and cost practices serious money. However, they don’t have to be a given for any practice, says Dr. Roger Levin. Click to continue
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Three tips for getting a better handle on collections
Dr. Roger Levin gives you three tips your practice can use to keep your collections process in complete control. Click to continue
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From the ADIA
Director's message
Lynn Mortilla, executive director of the ADIA, previews the Spring Implant Symposia in New Orleans. Click to continue
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Policies, policies, and more policies
A dental practice should have two main policies: one for employees and one for patients, says Michelle Kratt. Click to continue
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Are you implant certified?
Are you ready to take that next certification step? Click here for more information. Click to continue
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