The best (and worst) places to be a dental assistant

Back by popular demand, we take an in-depth look at all 50 states and reveal where are the greatest (and not-so-greatest) places to work as a dental assistant.
Leading off
Thoughts on the best states, salaries, and the dental assistant's worth in the practice
DAD editor Kevin Henry is thankful for some good information in this month's e-newsletter to distract him from the scorching Oklahoma summer heat. Click to continue
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The top three ergonomic mistakes made by dental assistants
DAD contributor Mary Govoni, one of the leading experts in ergonomics in the dental practice, sits down for a video interview with DAD editor Kevin Henry. Click to continue
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DANB resources to identify career opportunities
DANB exams are recognized or required to perform dental assisting functions in 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Veterans Administration. Click to continue
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Looking ahead to the ADAA Annual Session in Orlando
Join your colleagues in Orlando in October when the ADAA meets with the American Dental Association in America’s playground, the home of Disney World, Epcot, and much, much more. Click to continue
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How valuable are you?
Do you jump out of bed in the morning, excited to start your day? If you're playing Whack-a-Mole with your alarm clock, maybe it's time to break out of your comfort zone and shake things up! You are only as valuable as you choose to be, says author Tija Hunter, EFDA. Click to continue
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Why social media, piercings, and tattoos may impact dental assistants
In this video interview, DAD editor Kevin Henry and dental assisting instructor Cindy Bradley discuss how some of a dental assistant's present decisions may have future implications. Click to continue
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We need your help! Fill out our six-question salary survey
Every year, DAD readers need solid salary information for each state ... and we rely on you for that information. Please help us by completing this six-question survey that will take less than 2 minutes of your time. Click to continue
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Clinical knowledge
Emergency preparedness for the dental practice
How will you respond to an emergency during work? Do you know exactly what to do in the event of a fire, earthquake, or other disaster? OSHA requires employers to have written plans for employee safety, says DAD infection control columnist Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA. Click to continue
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Lollipops that are good for you!
CariFree’s Xyli-Tots Lollies are completely sugar-free and non-acidic. Each lollipop contains .5 grams of xylitol, which helps slow plaque formation while stunting the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. Click to continue
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KOMET Korner Q&A with Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
This month, new KOMET family member Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, explains the role of an EFDA, what types of materials an assistant should be familiar with, how to make adjustments to provisionals at chairside, and what kind of adjustments an assistant can make to CAD/CAM restorations. Click to continue
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Do not clip that crud on me!
Noel Kelsch, RDHAP, says that bib clips and other items with hidden reservoirs can be a source of cross-contamination when they come in contact with moisture or dislodged debris and contaminate the patient or environment. Click to continue
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For the front desk/office manager
Optimizing your insurance systems
Authors Denise Ciardello and Janice Janssen say, just like taxes, to survive in the dental industry your office will have to deal with the insurance world. Click to continue
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Survey uncovers need for improvements in patient collections
TeleVox recently surveyed 100 U.S. dental and orthodontic practices about how they manage their past due accounts, and uncovered some alarming trends. Click to continue
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AADOM officially declares August Dental Office Manager Appreciation Month
Because dental office managers and practice administrators are often unsung heroes of the dental office, AADOM and its strategic partners plan to salute these talented dental practice leaders through special offers, rewards, and — most importantly — much-deserved appreciation. Click to continue
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From the ADIA
From the executive director
ADIA executive director Lynn Mortilla discusses the upcoming August symposium in Hamburg, Germany. Click to continue
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Remember to KISS ... Keep It Simple, Sam
Vicki Garza, RDA, believes one reason patients may hesitate to accept suggestions from the dental practice may be that the patient’s personality style has impacted how he or she interpreted what was said. Click to continue
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Implant certification goes online from Germany
Find out how you can be a part of an information-filled implant conference in Germany from the comfort of your own home. Click to continue
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