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Articles for job seekers and employers in the Dental Industry

Will Social Media Get Your Office New Patients? No!

July 25, 2017 by

This may get me in trouble with the marketing gurus I know and respect. For that, I am sorry (sort of). I think any dental office that focuses their attention on social media to get new patients will be sorely disappointed. Before the marketing masterminds get too upset with me, I want to explain. If […]

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Top Dental Practices of 2017

July 17, 2017 by

After we sent out the questionnaire looking for the Top Dental Practices of 2017, we were amazed at the responses that we received from professionals across the country. It’s inspiring to know that dental practices are passionately focused on putting their employee’s and patient’s needs first (though we really expected nothing less from the DentalPost […]

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Work Less Hours to Make More Money

July 11, 2017 by

When I opened my practice for general dentistry in 1978, there was no internet, no social media, and advertising was limited to the Yellow Pages. So, as someone new to the community, I worked six days a week assuming that “greater access to care” would build my young practice.  And, it sorta worked for the […]

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Are you in balance? 3 tips to help

June 27, 2017 by

It’s more than a job, it’s finding work-life balance. Build a career that allows you to spend more time with your family. Designing your life with the never-ending shift in balance can be tough, but we are here to help. Our profession is one of the best out there if you ask me. We are able […]

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How Dentists Can Help Children Overcome Dental Anxiety

June 20, 2017 by

Dental anxiety is increasingly being recognized as a major worry for our public health system, since failing to visit the dentist regularly can lead to poor oral health. Dental anxiety is prevalent among children, with research indicating that almost 20 per cent of kids are afraid of visiting a dental care professional. The condition can […]

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4 Tell-Tale Signs You Have a Great Boss

June 13, 2017 by

I’ve worked in a lot of different dental offices throughout my career. I temped in over 100 offices while I was trying to start a family, so I have certainly seen my share of dental teams. The best, most productive teams have one thing in common: great leadership. Since we know leadership starts at the […]

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5 Ways to Make Hiring (Almost) Painless

June 6, 2017 by

Firing and hiring is probably the least favorite part of the job for most dentists and office managers.  In fact, some dentists dread this process so much they hold onto employees too long to avoid firing someone.  Not only is it unpleasant to have to fire an employee, it also triggers the dreaded hiring process. […]

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Increase Your Odds of Getting What You Want at Work

May 26, 2017 by

There are some professions are dominated by one gender. Dentistry is one of them. Traditionally, the dental office has been a female-dominated industry. According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 98 percent of the nation’s dental hygienists are female. The front desk staff and office managers lean toward the female side. Although the dentist position […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Dental Hires

May 23, 2017 by

The individuals who you choose to bring into your dental office will play a major role in the success of your business as well as in the overall patient experience. Regardless of the types of positions that you are currently hiring for, it is important for you to carefully screen the individuals so that you […]

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Don’t Get Stuck in the Headwinds

May 16, 2017 by

Some people will resist change at all costs.  Throughout my career – and my whole life, really – I’ve learned change is inevitable.  Mostly, I embrace it.  But sometimes change can be the hardest thing we can go through.  I’ve learned that, too.  You have to just put your head down and brave the headwinds […]

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