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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

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

job application

EMPLOYERS

Are Job Seekers Not Applying to Your Job? Here’s How to Fix it.

You’re offering a job, so why aren’t you getting applications? You need to figure out why dental job seekers are not applying to your ad or showing up to interviews. These […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted February 25, 2021

where are the clinical candidates?

EMPLOYERS

So…Where Are All the Clinical Candidates?

Recently, my friend, author, and DDS, Chris Salierno, penned an article for DentistryIQ.com titled, Where in the heck are all of the good dental job candidates? It’s the million-dollar question […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 10, 2020

write a job description

EMPLOYERS

How to Write a Dental Job Description

The world has changed. Your job posting needs to change with it. With dental professionals in short supply and high demand, attracting candidates is critical to your practice running smoothly […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted July 09, 2020

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JOB SEEKING

Negotiating Your Next Dental Salary

Almost everyone feels like they are in a pressure cooker when it comes to any type of bargaining, and salary negotiation is no exception. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A little knowledge can turn the heat down and give you confidence in this business discussion.

DentalPost
DentalPost

Posted March 13, 2020

hiring manager

JOB SEEKING

20 Dental Resume Words and Power Phrases to Wow Your Hiring Manager

Imagine this situation. You’ve found the perfect job online. Updated your resume. Checked it for spelling and grammar. Compiled your references. Submitted your application before anyone else. Everything is coming […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted February 04, 2020

burnout

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

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

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

interview tips for your dental assistant interview

JOB SEEKING

How to Present Your Best Self in a Dental Assistant Job Interview

Making a good first impression is always important during an interview. You need to be able to find ways to set yourself apart from other applicants. There are many ways […]

Lizzie Weakley
Lizzie Weakley

Posted September 20, 2019

dental labor market

EMPLOYERS

Get Prepared for Holidays and Vacations With Dental Temps

tick, tick, tick… Pop quiz for employers, when’s the next time you have a team member going away on vacation? Have you planned their replacement yet? Check in with your […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 16, 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

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

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

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 hygienist

JOB SEEKING

Advice for Recent Dental Hygiene Graduates

Applying for your first job out of school can be scary. You’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming about graduation and your first time working with a patient, and now […]

Lois Banta
Lois Banta

Posted April 02, 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

dental professionals should learn to negotiate

JOB SEEKING

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 […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted February 13, 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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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