7 Things Dental Office Managers Do That Keep Us Sane

At the center of every great dental office is a tireless dental office manager. They’re typically the first ones in and the last ones out and make sure that our paychecks drop on time (something we’re all extremely thankful for). Let’s face it, as hygienists, assistants, and dentists, we just couldn’t do it without them. […]

Here’s What to Do When the Job Market is Slow

Getting a job requires a lot of patience. Filling out the application, writing a cover letter, scheduling interviews—it takes on average about 2 months to get a job from the moment you apply to when you finally get your offer. That’s also assuming you’re applying during the peak job searching months (and yes, there are […]

5 Dental Goodies To Buy With Your Tax Return

Tax season is behind us and now millions of Americans will receive checks in the mail from the IRS. The next thought is: ‘what should we do with these refunds?’ There are plenty of practical things to do with your tax return, like putting it into savings, paying off debt, or saving for major expenses. […]

3 Dental Hygienist Skills in High Demand This Year

Some dental hygienist skills—like dexterity and timeliness—will always be valued when working at a dental practice. However, the nature of dentistry is ever-changing and in today’s job market, you need to constantly update and sharpen your dental hygienist skills. If you’re looking to make a statement at your next interview, mentioning your ability in these […]

Dental Temping – What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

You may have heard about the dental temping life, but what does it really entail? Where do you start? Becoming a temporary dental hygienist or assistant is a choice a lot of professionals make for a few reasons: the flexibility, the workplace diversity, and the wide variety of experience you can gain. Whether you’re temping […]

3 Job Interview Questions That Will “Wow” Your Interviewer

In the past, we’ve covered questions to ask in your dental job interview that will give you more insight into the position or practice and further help your job decision. Interviewers typically expect these kinds of questions, and are prepared to answer them. But what happens when you throw a curveball and ask something they’ve never […]

What does your DISC personality type say about you as a job seeker & employee?

You may have heard about the “DISC” personality test, but it’s more than just a series of fun facts to know about yourself. It’s a detailed assessment that can help you form stronger and more effective people skills and professional relationships. Now that you’ve grasped the importance of your DISC personality type, take the test […]

Why do you love being a dental assistant?

It’s Dental Assistants Recognition Week, so we asked DAs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, “Why do you love being a dental assistant?” and received so many enthusiastic responses! Here’s what you had to say: “I love what I do, giving people confidence again is a wonderful thing. Also calming their fears because I work for […]

How You’re Accidentally Killing Your Job Chances

You feel like you’ve done everything right, have everything prepared, and you’re ready to crush the interview. Why did they never reach out? Turns out, there are a few ways you might be hurting your job chances without even knowing it. The first step to increasing your chances of getting a job is identifying things […]

5 Resume Tips You Need To Know

It’s true: hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds looking at your resume. You have 6 seconds to wow them, how can you make it count? Luckily, there are a few resume tips and tricks you can use to stand out from the crowd. Let’s get started! 1. Be consistent with your verb tense. […]