Deborah Bush is a contributing writer specializing in dentistry and subject matter expert on the behavioral and technological changes occurring in dentistry. A graduate of the University of Michigan and a student of positive psychology, Deb has more than four decades of technical writing experience for medical and dental outlets and authorities. Before becoming a dental-focused freelance writer and analyst, Deborah served as Communications Manager for The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Her work with leading dental brands including DentalPost, Patient Prism, and Dental Profit Systems, as well as co-authoring The Porch with Barry F. Polansky, DMD keeps her thumb on the pulse of trends in the industry.
Is Dental Job Temping the New Normal?
Where have all the active dental job seekers gone? From dentists to dental hygienists and assistants, job vacancies for permanent dental positions abound in 2022. At the same time, dental […]
Posted September 29, 2022
4 Tips to Reengage and Retain Your Dental Team
Disconnects can occur even in great cultures. Dental employees who were once highly engaged can lose their interest and enthusiasm. For example, a disconnect (gap) between an employee’s new sense […]
Posted August 15, 2022
6 Reasons Why Dental Employees Leave Great Practice Cultures
You’ve done a phenomenal job of building a great culture of behaviors, systems, and practices based on core values the entire team seems to embrace. Team members support one another […]
Posted August 08, 2022
What We Can Do About Dental Professionals’ Early Retirement
More dental professionals are considering retiring earlier than ever before. In an already challenging labor shortage, what can we do about it? What the Survey Says… In 2022, DentalPost published […]
Posted May 02, 2022
Here’s Why Expanded Function Dental Assistants Earn More
In DentalPost’s 2022 salary survey, 50% of the responding 2,158 dental assistants reported they have expanded functions (EF) certification. DentalPost teamed up with Tija Hunter, a global expert on all […]
Posted April 13, 2022
Dental Job Satisfaction Poll Reveals How to Boost Retention & Engagement
Following DentalPost’s recently released annual salary survey, we conducted a dental job satisfaction poll of 551 dental professionals in February to find out: What is driving dental workers to look […]
Posted February 24, 2022
The Earnings Glass Ceiling—Is It Real?
Over the last three years, the dental industry has seen its ups and downs. The pandemic forced us all into a giant pause. And in that pause, we began reviewing […]
Posted January 19, 2022
Which States Have the Highest RDH & Dental Assistant Wages (& the Lowest)?
As the demand for dental hygienists and assistants increases, wages are rising for dental hygienists and assistants. DentalPost’s 2023 Salary Report includes multiple income statistics, including income averages for the […]
Posted February 12, 2019