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Employee Benefits (2)

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Dental Compensation Basics: What Every Dental Professional Needs To Know

Whether you’re a fresh graduate starting your career journey, a seasoned clinician, or an employer in the dental field, the complexities and intricacies of compensation can sometimes make your head […]

Tina Clarke, RDH
Tina Clarke, RDH

Posted June 06, 2024

Hiring Process

EMPLOYERS

Streamline Your Dental Hiring with DentalPost

Hiring is one of the most challenging tasks, especially for dental practices juggling patient care, team management, and personal responsibilities. Although DentalPost can’t handle the hiring for you, it offers […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted June 06, 2024

Self Care Hygien

JOB SEEKING

Taking Care of Yourself Helps Your Patients

Did you know that nearly 31% of hygienists report feeling burnout? (NIH.gov) In the world of dental hygiene, self-care isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a catalyst for providing exceptional patient […]

Laura Sandino
Laura Sandino

Posted May 30, 2024

Change Maker

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Changing the Sails Without Rocking the Boat

How to make adjustments at your practice that won’t upset your staff Shaping a dental practice while retaining the team’s spirit calls for a mix of clear communication, teamwork, and […]

Laura Sandino
Laura Sandino

Posted May 23, 2024

RDH

JOB SEEKING

4 Top Considerations When Applying for a New RDH or Dental Assistant Job

If you’re a registered dental hygienist or a dental assistant considering a new opportunity in the dental industry this year, you’re in good company. Our latest Dental Salary Report revealed […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted March 20, 2024

Tips to Make the Most of Your Employer Profile

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 February 29, 2024

hiring interview

EMPLOYERS

Hiring? Avoid Bringing a Toxic Person Into the Workplace

At DentalPost, we frequently hear from job seekers about the less polite and hospitable environments they work in—sometimes “toxic” environments.  In DentalPost’s 2024 Salary Survey, large numbers of respondents said […]

DentalPost
DentalPost

Posted February 15, 2024

The Benefits of Setting Performance Goals in Your Practice

EMPLOYERS

The Benefits of Setting Performance Goals in Your Practice

As a people-pleasing dental hygienist, the idea of measuring my performance by my practice was initially met with resistance. The thought of being evaluated based on sales or the number […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted December 27, 2023

emotional intelligence on a dental team

EMPLOYERS

Emotional Intelligence: The Soft Skill For a High-Performing Dental Team

Scaling and root planing? Check.   Periodontal therapy? Check.  Xray expertise. Check.  Emotional Intelligence? Wait, what? For decades, dental hiring managers have sifted through dental candidates based on their hard skills, […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted December 13, 2023

great boss

EMPLOYERS

The Benefits of Appreciation and Ways to Show It

Ask any dental practice owner if they value and appreciate their staff, and the answer would be “yes.” The real question is whether this appreciation reaches the employees and do […]

Kimberly Augustus, RDH
Kimberly Augustus, RDH

Posted November 29, 2023

hiring interview

EMPLOYERS

Tactics and Tips for Helping Dental Employees Meet Expectations

In addition to being responsible for managing your direct reports to meet the business’s goals, you also care about them as individuals. Because you care, managing employees to meet expectations […]

Deborah Bush
Deborah Bush

Posted November 16, 2023

Dental Temp Hire

EMPLOYERS

7 Tips to Get More From Your Dental Temp Hire

With dental teams already stretched to the limit, dental temps are more in demand than ever, given less predictable patient loads, holiday schedules, the usual PTO requests, and staffing shortages. […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted November 09, 2023

Turn toxicity into positivity

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3 Ways to Turn Office Drama Toxicity into Positivity

We all know drama is inevitable, right? The small office drama happens in every workplace, including dental offices. However, rather than participating in gossip and negative conversations about our co-workers, […]

Kimberly Augustus, RDH
Kimberly Augustus, RDH

Posted November 02, 2023

hiring red and green flags

JOB SEEKING

Looking For a New Dental Job? Check For These Red (and Green!) Flags

Have you reached the point where you are considering venturing out on a job search? In today’s competitive job market, it is absolutely essential to maintain a vigilant and discerning […]

Kimberly Augustus, RDH
Kimberly Augustus, RDH

Posted October 04, 2023

Reasons You're Not Getting Applicants

EMPLOYERS

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Applicants on Your Dental Job Ad

“Job post despair.” We see it over and over again. Day 1: You agonize for 45 minutes over the perfect job posting.  Then, DONE, click…posted.  Day 2: Crickets. Nothing. Day […]

Laura Sandino
Laura Sandino

Posted September 26, 2023

Building trust

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Strengthening the Dental Team: Building Trust in the Dental Office

In a dental office, trust is everything. Seriously! It’s like the secret sauce that makes the whole team work together like a well-oiled machine. We’re talking precision, expertise, and compassionate […]

Tina Clarke, RDH
Tina Clarke, RDH

Posted September 21, 2023

reignite-your-passion-for-dentistry

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Losing Your Dental Mojo? How To Reignite Your Passion for Dentistry.

Dentistry feels like it’s at a tipping point as dental offices continue to struggle with balancing patient demands against ongoing staffing shortages. Appointments are being shortened to accommodate overflowing schedules, […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted August 11, 2023

Actions to boost retention

EMPLOYERS

4 Actions to Boost Dental Team Retention and Satisfaction

Is your dental practice experiencing high staff turnover, or have you built a committed team ready to grow together in their dental careers? With over 30% of dental employees looking […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted June 07, 2023

interviewing-with-precision-10-essential-questions-to-ask

JOB SEEKING

Interviewing with Precision: 10 Essential Questions to Ask

Exploring new job opportunities in dentistry is very exciting – and there’s never been a better time for dental professionals looking to grow their careers! From clinical roles as a […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted June 07, 2023

10-things-to-consider-before-you-say-yes-to-your-next-clinical-position-part-2

JOB SEEKING

10 Things To Consider Before You Say “Yes” To Your Next Clinical Position (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 Saying “YES” to your next clinical position can simultaneously be filled with excitement and doubt. Starting a new page of your professional book can be thrilling […]

Tina Clarke, RDH
Tina Clarke, RDH

Posted May 31, 2023

feeling-the-burnout-5-steps-to-help-reset

EMPLOYERS

Feeling the Burn(out)? 5 Steps to Help Reset.

DentalPost is exploring the cyclical trends in dentistry recently revealed by the 2023 Dental Salary Survey that saw input from over 15,000 dental professionals nationwide. From pay cuts to burnout […]

Laura Sandino
Laura Sandino

Posted May 31, 2023

dental hygienist work life balance

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Dental Hygiene Rated Among Top Jobs for Work-Life Balance

Flexibility, including work-life balance, was one of the main things that drew me into dental hygiene. As a dental assistant in high school, I watched the hygienists balance their family […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted April 12, 2023

Steps to create positive work environment

EMPLOYERS

5 Steps to Create a Positive Work Environment For Your Dental Front Office Team

Our 2023 DentalPost Salary Survey highlighted that, despite pay increases and improvement in overall job satisfaction, 39% of dental office receptionists and associates will be looking for a new job […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted March 06, 2023

dental assistant

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

5 Secret Powers of Superhero Dental Assistants

Celebrating Dental Assistants This Week and Every Week Often overlooked and misunderstood, dental assistants (DAs) are the lifeblood of smooth-running dental offices. And it isn’t until they take a day […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted March 06, 2023

dental hygienist

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

Retain your dental team

EMPLOYERS

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 […]

Deborah Bush
Deborah Bush

Posted August 15, 2022

6-reasons-why-dental-employees-leave-great-practice-cultures

EMPLOYERS

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 […]

Deborah Bush
Deborah Bush

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

dental staff engagement

EMPLOYERS

3 Ways to Grow Dental Staff Engagement

“Fulfilled employees don’t want to leave.” Saurav Atri, Gallup In today’s challenging recruitment landscape, employee fulfillment and well-being should be at the top of the priority list for dental employers […]

Kyle Zak
Kyle Zak

Posted June 11, 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

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

toxic dental employee

EMPLOYERS

Spotting A Toxic Dental Employee Before You Hire Them

Given the uncertainty of the world, many people are living and operating from a place of fear, so it’s understandable that employees may feel a bit disenchanted or burned out. […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted February 16, 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

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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

diverse-voices-male-hygienist

EMPLOYERSJOB SEEKING

Diverse Voices In Dentistry: A Male Hygienist Shares His Story

Last week, I was so excited to launch SmartView, a new DentalPost feature, a long time in the making, that empowers dental hiring managers to conduct candidate screening without candidate […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted September 21, 2021

workplace culture

EMPLOYERS

11 Actions to Build a Better Dental Practice Culture

Every time we take a dental industry poll, the top reasons cited for leaving an employer remain constant. The two hot button issues for dental professionals are wanting to leave […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted June 24, 2021

dental holidays

National Dental Holidays to Celebrate at Your Practice

Recognizing your dental team with gratitude for their hard work over the year is quintessential to having a successful practice. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are great examples of appreciation […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted March 03, 2021

Ego is the Enemy of Collaboration

Ego is the Enemy of Collaboration. Here are 3 Ways to Get Past It.

Whether you’ve worked 10 days or 20 years, we likely all have a good ego story, whether it’s an embarrassing personal experience or an experience we had with a colleague […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted February 16, 2021

tonya

JOB SEEKING

Why I Became a Dental Hygienist (and would again!)

Sometimes it takes something major to cause you to reevaluate every aspect of your life. For all the challenges and disruption the pandemic has brought, it has also forced us […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 06, 2020

growth mindset

Use a “Growth Mindset” to Be Ready for Your Dental Comeback!

Do You Have a Comeback Mindset? When the doors to your practice open, will you be ready? Will you be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with team members who are ready? Our ability […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted April 29, 2020

Hiring formula for winning teams

EMPLOYERS

Focus on Your Practice Culture to Build Your Dental Dream Team

Get Ready to Make your Dream Team a Reality Surely, we would all agree, that we could not have a successful practice without patients. And, without a winning team, we […]

Christine Brooke
Christine Brooke

Posted February 17, 2020

burnout

JOB SEEKING

Ready to Move On? 5 Signs It’s Time to Quit (And How to Be 100% Sure)

This article was originally published on January 17th, 2020. It was most recently updated on April 19th, 2022. 2021 was dubbed the year of the ‘Great Resignation.’ It’s little wonder […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted January 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

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

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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

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

Dental Lab Technician

The Dental Lab Technician: A Unique Member of Your Dental Team

Often forgotten, the dental lab technician (tech) is a valuable member of any dental team. We’re usually huddled away in a separate location, sometimes miles away, musing over a case. […]

Caitlin Dawson
Caitlin Dawson

Posted June 21, 2019