I will be staying busy the rest of the year! I’ll be traveling to multiple study clubs, associations and societies throughout California teaching Infection Control, OSHA Compliance, HIPPA training, and the Dental Practice Act. I’ll also be attending the Virginia Dental Association Annual Meeting in September.
2. We are so glad to have you as one of our education partners! Do you see any trends in continuing education for the dental industry?
Dental professionals want continuing education to be convenient. Attending live courses at dental meetings or doing home study by mail order used to be the only way you could get continuing education. Today if you have a computer, smart phone or iPad/tablet and internet access you can access and download courses anytime, 24-7, 365! In addition to convenience, there is considerable savings when you take into account lost production, travels expenses incurred driving to a seminar, parking, meals, etc. If continuing education needs can be met online via home study, webinars, or podcasts, it saves both time and money.
3. What changes do you think will come to the dental office in 2017? Do you see any new trends in the dental industry for 2017?
2017 is the year of “Awareness”. I’ve noticed that dentists realize just how vulnerable they are to business disruption. It’s mind boggling how easily a dentist can be the victim of a cyber attack, embezzlement, or retaliatory actions by disgruntled patients or employees. Dentists are paying more attention to Dental Board, OSHA, and HIPAA regulations and taking stock of how their practices measure up to the various rules and regulations governing dentistry.
Posted July 15, 2019
Sitting hunched over patients’ mouths for several hours a day is extremely taxing on your body. Dental hygienists and dentists are prone to problems as a result of poor working posture, eye strain, and unnatural hand positioning. Regular exercise, however, can help you minimize those problems and enjoy benefits such as: Greater comfort while working […]
Posted July 05, 2019
One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. I have worked as little as two days a month when my kids were little. It was perfect. But for as flexible as the work days can be, once you commit to a day the flexibility ends. You […]
Posted July 04, 2019
Each year delivers more new dental technology that makes dentistry easier, faster, and more cost-effective than ever before. But like many other hygienists, this trend has you a bit concerned. You’re wondering how all the rapidly-developing technology will impact your dental hygienist duties. Could new dental technology devalue the work you do or render your […]