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JOB SEEKING

Would Your Smile Be Bigger At Another Dental Practice?

You’ve applied for new jobs, won an interview for a very attractive position, and received a job offer. Congratulations!  The excitement of getting a great offer often propels us to […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted August 29, 2022

dental job search

JOB SEEKING

The Pros and Cons of Dental Job Searching 

At some point in our lives, we all experience the desire to leave our job in search of better opportunities. In 2022 alone, it is expected that one in five […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted August 15, 2022

quitting your dental job

JOB SEEKING

Feel Like Quitting Your Dental Job? Consider This First.

Maybe you’ve just started a new dental job or have been there a while. However, now that you’re several weeks or years in, you start to feel differently about your […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted August 08, 2022

dental job market

EMPLOYERS

Dental Job Market Update: Increase Employee Engagement & Retention

Halfway through 2022, The Great Resignation has continued to plague the dental job market.  Potential dental receptionist candidates are deciding to go into other industries where remote work is possible. […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted July 11, 2022

working interviews

JOB SEEKING

Everything You Need To Know About Working Interviews

Working interviews are an integral part of the dental hygiene interview process. In a working interview, a candidate comes to the office to perform the duties they would be expected […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted June 13, 2022

first job in dentistry

JOB SEEKING

Starting Your First Dental Job? Get Off On The Right Foot.

Here’s what to expect with your first job and how to get your dental career off to a great start! It’s that time of year again when a new graduating […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted June 06, 2022

Allie Morgan, BSDH, RDH

JOB SEEKING

This Dental Clinician Works Remotely (And You Can, Too)

Yes, you read that right! As a dental clinician, you can work remotely building your professional brand as a dental side hustler while still working your clinical job. I know […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted May 16, 2022

retirement

EMPLOYERS

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 […]

Deborah Bush
Deborah Bush

Posted May 02, 2022

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JOB SEEKING

How to Leverage Salary Data to Get a Higher Starting Dental Salary

Imagine that you’ve seen a dental job listing that ticks all your work and lifestyle requirements. You’ve already applied, interviewed, and received a formal offer. You feel elated, but there’s […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted April 19, 2022

stay interviews

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Is Your Dental Practice Doing “Stay” Interviews?

It’s late Thursday afternoon and you’re wrapping up some paperwork, ready to head into the weekend when your best hygienist peeks her head in and asks to speak with you.  […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted April 04, 2022

dental job board

JOB SEEKING

7 Features of the Best Dental Career and Job Search Platform

Looking for a new dental job – for whatever reason – can be a complicated, time-consuming, and emotionally draining process. Even when you find an opportunity that appears to be […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted April 01, 2022

side hustle

JOB SEEKING

Resume Tips for Your Dental Side Hustle

Side hustle and passive income aren’t just buzzwords that apply to a handful of people. There’s growing evidence that the US economy is in the midst of a massive workforce […]

Doug Perry
Doug Perry

Posted February 24, 2022

job satisfaction

EMPLOYERS

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 […]

Deborah Bush
Deborah Bush

Posted February 24, 2022

dental job interview

JOB SEEKING

4 Tips to Discuss Salary During a Dental Job Interview

It’s natural to feel awkward asking or answering salary-related questions during a dental job interview. However, discussing your salary expectations comfortably with a dental hiring manager or practice owner is […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted February 19, 2022

employee turnover

EMPLOYERS

At Risk For Dental Employee Turnover In 2022?

Over the last year, dental workers have returned to the job market in large numbers, and many returning workers took positions with new employers. With the current shortage of dental […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted January 19, 2022

jobseeker season

EMPLOYERS

Will There Be a January Jobseeker Season?

Before “pandemic times”, dental professionals seeking new jobs would predictably begin dusting off their resumes in December, preparing to search for their next dental job at the start of the […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted December 20, 2021

Tameka Lee, RDH

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Diverse Voices In Dentistry: Q&A with Tameka S. Lee, Empower RDH

Our Diverse Voices series continues with someone whose mission to inspire and empower hygienists is one that is near and dear to my heart. Fellow RDH and founder of Empower RDH, […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 13, 2021

Susan Quan, MPH, MBA, RDH

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Diverse Voices In Dentistry: Q&A with Susan Quan

As part of our recent SmartView launch, DentalPost is elevating diverse voices and leaders in dentistry so that we can all better understand their perspectives on how to propel our […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted September 30, 2021

ghosting dentist

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Ghosting Hurts Everyone & Our Industry

It’s a challenging time for dental practices looking to fill clinical team member positions on their teams. An already tight labor pool, coupled with fewer graduate candidates, makes 2021 an […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted April 15, 2021

setting dental career goals

Setting Your Dental Career Goals (in the Midst of a Pandemic!)

Have your 2020 dental career goals hit a snag due to the pandemic? You’re not alone. And with the holidays upon us, we begin to reflect on the year as […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted December 15, 2020

dental hygienist work life balance

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Dental Hygienists Rated Among Top Jobs for Work-Life Balance

At DentalPost, we know a lot about work-life balance. Heck, our company was founded because I wanted a better way for dental professionals – and at the time, specifically hygienists […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted November 17, 2020

the hiring formula

How High Is Your EI? Emotional Intelligence is the New “Smart.”

Did you know that your ability to recognize and respond to your emotions can directly tie to your level of success in life? It’s called “Emotional Intelligence” (EI) and it is […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted December 13, 2019

quit

5 Tips to Quit Your Dental Job Like a Pro

If you’ve ever had to quit a job, you know it can get messy and emotional. Tempers flare, confusion ensues, feelings get hurt — quitting a job isn’t an inherently […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted November 13, 2019

HIPAA and Dental Records: What Do You Need to Know?

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

HIPAA and Dental Records: What Do You Need to Know?

Many healthcare professionals forget about the sensitive nature of dental records when it comes to cybersecurity breaches, privacy, and confidentiality. Patient profiles in dental offices contain many of the elements […]

Adrian Johansen
Adrian Johansen

Posted November 08, 2019

quit

When is it Time to Leave Your Dental Home?

Despite a Gallup poll suggesting only 13% of us are engaged in our work environments, most of us will stay in the same boring position because we fear change, lack […]

Dr. Lisa Knowles
Dr. Lisa Knowles

Posted November 03, 2019

5 things employers want in a dental assistant

5 Things Employers Are Looking for in New Dental Assistants

If you’re looking for a start in the dental industry, becoming a dental assistant is a wise career choice. You’ll be tackling tasks necessary to running a dental office, like […]

Anita Ginsburg
Anita Ginsburg

Posted October 24, 2019

dental assistant

Continuing Education for Dental Assistants Is Essential!

Continuing Education courses are the building blocks of your career. Yet I’ve heard it many times over the years and to this day, assistants will tell me they are told they don’t […]

Tija Hunter
Tija Hunter

Posted October 22, 2019

tonya dental hygienist

Why I Became a Dental Hygienist

It’s that time of year again – yes, it’s Dental Hygiene Month! For me, it’s an opportunity to reflect on my journey in the dental industry that began over 25 […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 04, 2019

Emotional intelligience is the key to a successful workplace

EMPLOYERS

Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial to Hiring the Right Candidate

What is Emotional Intelligence? How much do I have? The Oxford dictionary defines Emotional Intelligence (EI) as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted September 06, 2019

interviewing signs

JOB SEEKING

Home, Sweet Home? 4 Signs You are Interviewing at a Great Office

There is no doubt about it. Job interviews can be scary and nerve-wracking. You are anxious and working hard to sell yourself so this dental office will hire you. While […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 01, 2019

5-things-wish-knew-became-dental-professional

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Dental Professional

Being a dental professional is one of the most gratifying careers. We all have the incredible opportunity to positively impact our patient’s health every single day by sharing our gift. […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted July 14, 2019

temp checklist

Want to Temp as a Dental Hygienist or Assistant? Use This Mindset Checklist for Success 

Spend more time with family.  Have more time to pursue hobbies, go back to college, or write a book.  Earn extra income to supplement your current job.  Why do you […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted June 21, 2019

temp hygienist

Tips for Turning a Temp Gig into a Permanent Opportunity 

Dental practice owners and office managers enjoy hiring temporary workers. It’s a great non-committal way to see if someone has the skills the practice needs in a permanent role. You’ve […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted June 21, 2019

dental team

Is Your Dental Team Working Together?

The Complainer. The Bully. The Slacker. The Gossip. The Slob. The Flirt. The Drama Queen. Sound like the cast of characters from Glee or Mean Girls? Unfortunately, these personality types […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted May 19, 2019

job satisfaction

How to Build a Job Ad that Attracts your Culture

Going through the recruiting process can be time-consuming and exhausting. Starting with a solid job ad will help make the hiring process easier and attract the right culture and top […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted May 12, 2019

4 must ask interview questions when staffing

JOB SEEKING

Interview Checklist: How Dental Grads Can Nail a Dental Interview

Congratulations – you’ve made it to the dental interview stage. If this is your first job out of school, you might be looking for some guidance. First off, pat yourself […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted May 07, 2019

dental interviews

JOB SEEKING

5 Things I Wish I Asked In My First Dental Job Interview

After graduation from dental school, the world seemed like my oyster. I could not wait to find my first job and start earning a living. What I didn’t know was […]

Dr. Lisa Knowles
Dr. Lisa Knowles

Posted April 26, 2019

hiring manager

I Graduated Dental School, What Now?

If graduating from dental school feels like a whirlwind of emotions, know that you’re not alone; transitioning from school into the “real world” is a big leap, and feeling overwhelmed […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted April 24, 2019

front office manager

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

6 Things Dental Office Managers Do That Keep Us Smiling

A tireless dental office manager is at the center of every great dental office. They’re typically the first ones in and the last ones out and make sure that our […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted April 18, 2019

employee turnover

EMPLOYERS

Are Your Interviews Hurting Your Business?

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 […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted April 18, 2019

Dental temping could be a great fit for you

JOB SEEKING

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 […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted March 25, 2019

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Tips For Graduates (From Real Dental Professionals)

Stepping outside the comfort zone of college life to knock on the door of a new career can feel daunting. You’ve probably heard the saying ‘experience itself is the best […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted February 17, 2019

Which State Pays Dental Hygienists & Assistants the Most?

Which State Pays Dental Hygienists & Assistants the Most (& the Least)?

Dental professionals are going places—literally. As the demand for hygienists and assistants increases, more professionals are joining the industry and, as a result, driving up salaries in the United States. […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted February 12, 2019

fire dental employee

When Is It Time to Fire Your Dental Employee?

Firing someone is one of the hardest things a business owner or manager has to do. Yet, it’s so important to remove employees that are disruptive to your mission or […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted January 15, 2019

Dental continuing education courses are an important part of keeping your dental knowledge current

Do I Need Dental Continuing Education (CE) Courses?

Dentistry is a rapidly evolving profession, and new techniques and technologies are introduced into the industry daily. If you want to stay current in the dentistry, your education can’t stop with […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted September 18, 2018

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Are You a Workaholic? Here Are Some Signs.

“Workaholic” is a tricky word. Everyone knows a self-describing “workaholic.” It’s even possible you’ve been called a workaholic once or twice. But — and let’s be clear — there is […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted August 07, 2018

digital dentistry

EMPLOYERS

7 Tips to Make the Most of Your DentalPost Employer Profile

Let’s face it: finding great help can be hard in the era of digital dentistry and technology. Sifting through dozens of random resumes, finding the applicants with the right skills […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted July 31, 2018

Investing in advanced technologies is one of the five dental industry trends that

5 Dental Industry Trends to Pay Attention To

Dental industry trends are constantly changing, and it’s important to stay on top of them to ensure you’re providing the latest and greatest to your patients. Here are five dental […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted June 19, 2018

Land dental jobs and more with these 5 important tips.

JOB SEEKING

5 Skills in High Demand for Dental Jobs

You’ve been through the right training, you’re comfortable with the instruments, and now you’re ready to interview for dental jobs. However, concrete dental skills are only half the battle here; […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted June 12, 2018

how-to-become-a-dental-hygienist

How to Become a Dental Hygienist, Assistant, or Lab Technician

If you’re seeking a job in dentistry, you’re in luck; there are many fulfilling careers from which you can choose. While becoming a dentist is the most familiar, it can […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted May 15, 2018

dental-school-what-to-know-before-you-start

Dental School: What to Know Before You Start

Ask any dentist about dental school and they’ll tell you it can be both the best and most challenging time of their careers. While that sounds daunting, it’s a necessary […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted April 17, 2018

unique dental jobs

6 Unique Jobs in the Dental Field

Jobs in the dental field have their perks. From flexible hours to steady income, a job in dentistry can be very comfortable! However, when it gets down to it, deciding […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted April 10, 2018

dental career later in life

Starting a Dental Career Later in Life

You might be considering a career change for a number of reasons. You could be burnt out on your current career, want to help people, want to make more money […]

Brooke Faulkner
Brooke Faulkner

Posted April 09, 2018

job interview tips

JOB SEEKING

6 Top Dental Job Interview Tips

Have a dental interview coming up? Congratulations! Your strong dental resume got their interest, now it’s time to blow them away with a strong interview. As a job seeker in […]

Robert Hudson
Robert Hudson

Posted March 27, 2018

dental-assistants-love-job

What Dental Assistants Love Most About Their Job

Happy Dental Assistant Recognition week! We asked the dental community why they loved being a dental assistant and the response was overwhelming! We received hundreds of responses from dental assistants […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted March 20, 2018

challenges-dental-assistant-face

4 Big Dental Assistant Challenges & How to Handle Them

There are many reasons to enjoy a career as a dental assistant. It’s fairly sociable, you get to perform meaningful tasks in the practice, and it is a great step […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted March 13, 2018

women in dentistry

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Women in Dentistry Changing the Industry

Women in dentistry are (and have been) leading the industry for years. The success and strength of women in the workplace are becoming a bigger focus for our industry and […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted March 06, 2018

finding a dental job

JOB SEEKING

5 Tips to Finding a Dental Job You Love

As many dental job seekers come to discover, finding a dental job is a lot like dating; you ask your friends (or the internet) to match you up, put your […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted February 07, 2018

work-life balance

JOB SEEKING

3 Tips to Create a Work-Life Balance

It’s more than a job, it’s finding a work-life balance. Build a career that allows you to spend more time with your family. Designing your life with the never-ending shift […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted June 27, 2017

3-reasons-continual-training-essential

3 Reasons Why Continual Training Is Essential

Dental managers and owners invest a great deal of time and money in making sure that their office equipment is well-maintained and up to current standards. But many practices overlook […]

Janelle Storck
Janelle Storck

Posted October 24, 2016

dental interview

Ten Tips for a Successful Interview

Congrats! If you are bringing someone in for an interview, you are one step closer to making a hire! The hard work is not over yet though- the interview is […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 18, 2016

looking-dental-home-10-tips-rock-next-interview

JOB SEEKING

Looking for Your Dental Home? 10 Tips to Rock Your Next Interview

Job interviews are stressful- I get that! There is a lot on the line and you want to make a good impression. We’ve all been there before. You practice questions, […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 11, 2016

dental resume profile

JOB SEEKING

6 Tips to Refresh Your DentalPost Jobseeker Resume Profile

We often find ourselves looking to spruce up and refresh when spring arrives. From cleaning out closets to washing windows, organizing offices, or even scrubbing social media profiles, we all […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted May 23, 2016

why-doing-good-is-good-for-business

EMPLOYERS

Why Doing Good is Good for Business

In 2007, business mogul and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson created a movement for business owners called Capitalism 24902 to be a force for good in the world. In an article […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted November 10, 2015

dental career

JOB SEEKING

A Dental Career Provides Purpose and Security

All of the aspects that positively affect the psychology of a person’s well-being -purpose, meaning, identity, fulfillment, creativity – are absent in the average job. Seventy percent of Americans do not […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 28, 2015

onboarding-sink-or-swim

EMPLOYERS

Onboarding: Sink or Swim

Think back to your first day of high school. Did you have butterflies in your stomach? Were you worried about finding your classrooms, making new friends, or forgetting your locker […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 05, 2015

applying-for-the-job-10-helpful-tips-for-job-seekers

JOB SEEKING

Applying for THE Job: 10 Helpful Tips for Job Seekers

Many factors affect how long it will take to find the perfect job in dentistry – everything from the current economy to flexibility in terms of hours or pay. While there’s […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted June 24, 2015

corporate-or-boutique

Corporate or Boutique?

The Pros and Cons of Big Vs. Small Dentistry If you look at Wal-Mart vs. the little shoe shop on the corner you will begin to understand the differences between […]

Dr. Lisa Knowles
Dr. Lisa Knowles

Posted May 12, 2015

patient care

JOB SEEKING

Making a Difference in Dental Patients’ Lives

Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered? What will those who know you best remember most about you? Perhaps you greet everyone with a smile, and cheery […]

Lisa Marie Spradley
Lisa Marie Spradley

Posted July 11, 2014

working interview

JOB SEEKING

Has This Happened to You? (My Employer Duped Me!)

Have you ever gone on a working interview and just assumed that you’d get paid for the time you spent at the office, from the moment you arrived until the time you left? When you got your money, did you discover that, in fact, you only got paid for five of the eight hours you were there? While this isn’t exactly common, it does happen, and anyone going on a working interview should take the following steps to ensure it doesn’t happen to them.

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 12, 2013

Dental job interview

JOB SEEKING

Top 5 Critical Questions To Answer In a Dental Job Interview

During your job interview, answering questions well is not just important, it is essential! When you face the challenges and fears of interview questions using a few basic guidelines, you can come across like a PRO!

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted May 30, 2013