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Articles for job seekers and employers in the Dental Industry

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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Five Secrets to Interviewing a Prospective Employee

May 9, 2017 by

Engage in social conversation to make the job applicant feel at ease and to observe their ability to engage in social conversation. Are they too “serious” or nervous to do so? If so, they’ll likely be the same with patients. Ask them about their job history. What did they like most about their last job? […]

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What Do You Need to Know About Ordering Dental Supplies?

May 2, 2017 by

Given that I’ve been an office manager for over 10 years, you would think I would have everything in my dental office running perfectly or at the very least know everything that is going on in every department. However, as an office manager, I am more of a “jack of all trades, master of none,” […]

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Office Meetings and Training Pays Future Dividends

April 25, 2017 by

Many practices have office regular office meetings. These are seen somewhere on the scale between enthusiasm and dread. Life-long learning is needed in day-to-day life in our ever-changing world. Dental practice training and retraining is also required. We recognize needed training for annual OSHA/Infection Control training and CPR/BLS certification. When new technology is purchased, training […]

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Are Your Interviews Hurting Your Business?

April 18, 2017 by

5 Interview Questions to Help You Hire Right (and Save Time and Money!) Are you going bananas because of hiring? You are not alone. Hiring is hard work and can be a long and expensive process. However, when it’s done right you will save time and money. Finding someone with the right skills and experience […]

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