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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

See the cost of a bad hire

EMPLOYERS

The Cost of a Bad Hire

Can you imagine how (understandably) frustrated your team would be if you hired your mom, wife or girlfriend for a job they were totally unqualified for? While hiring mistakes usually […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted November 08, 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

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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

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

4 must ask interview questions when staffing

EMPLOYERS

4 Must-Ask Interview Questions When Staffing a New Dental Office

With the dentistry field continuing to evolve, it is important to hire only qualified, trained, and professional staff. If you are responsible for hiring staff in a new medical office, […]

Kara Masterson
Kara Masterson

Posted September 12, 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

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Don’t Get Ghosted!

In recent years ghosting describes an unsettling end to a relationship–a friend or someone you are dating who suddenly disappears without any explanation at all. Almost like they are dead […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 28, 2019

How to tell if an employee or coworker is going to quit

EMPLOYERS

Is a Valued Team Member About to Make a Move? How to Recognize the Signs and Steps You Can Take.

Something feels different in the office. It’s hard to describe. The patients are happy, with no complaints. The schedule is full, revenue is strong. Internal conflicts among staff are at […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 07, 2019

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EMPLOYERS

How to Build Great Relationships With Dental Temps

The freelance economy is changing how Americans work and the dental industry is no exception; dental temps are becoming an increasingly popular way to solve complex scheduling challenges. Hiring temps […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted July 30, 2019

These 7 exercises are perfect for dental professionals

The 7 Best Exercises for Dental Professionals

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 […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted July 15, 2019

How to Be a More Socially Responsible Dental Office

How to Be a More Socially Responsible Dental Office

The dental industry continues to be one of the most popular areas of healthcare when it comes to job growth. According to the United States Department of Labor, between 2016-2026, […]

Adrian Johansen
Adrian Johansen

Posted July 08, 2019

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JOB SEEKING

Temp Talk with Two RDHs

Updated September 14, 2020 One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. At one point, when my kids were little, I […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted July 05, 2019

How technology is changing dental hygienist duties

Is New Dental Technology Changing Dental Hygienist Duties?

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. […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted July 04, 2019

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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

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5 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Dental Professionals

As the saying goes, “there’s an app for that” and dentistry is no exception. From studying x-rays to making appointments, we rely on apps to help us more efficiently do […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted June 07, 2019