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5 things to know before deciding to be a dental hygienist

A career in dental hygiene puts you in a position to help others while working in a growing, lucrative field. Working as an oral healthcare professional is a great choice for many reasons, but it’s not for everyone. Before spending the money, time and effort to become a registered dental hygienist (RDH), it’s important to know as much as possible about the job. Here are a few things to...

"I'm a dental hygienist. Can I be an independent contractor?"
Can dental offices classify dental hygienists as independent contractors, instead of as employees? There’s no shortage of people willing to offer opinions on the matter—practice owners, hygienists, teachers, consultants. Often, they all fall into one of two camps.

Some will tell you that a dental office is completely within its rights to treat you as an independent contractor, if that’s what...

These are the reasons a career in dental assisting requires a unique mind and skill set

The dental assistant profession has its ups and downs. Thus, if you intend to join this career path soon, it is good to understand what awaits you, especially in regards to the work environment you will be operating in and the responsibilities involved.

Improve your dental front office productivity with these 4 simple steps

In the business world, it’s generally agreed upon that administrative staff (customer service, marketing, sales, executives, etc) help generate the most revenue. Obviously, this assumes that you also have an amazing service or product to offer.   

These dental office job descriptions will help you decide which career to pursue in dentistry

One great perk of living in North America is access to a wide variety of health-related services. Dental care comprises a large portion of the healthcare sector, and in this domain lie many roles to fill.

DIY dental office checklist that will boost your production

Change up your dental health game with checklists that will rock your practice.

Whether it’s posted on the fridge in a kitchen at home, over a counter in a surgical room, or as part of a aeronautical preparation for takeoff, a checklist is one of the most essential tools to ensure everything runs smoothly. After all, you are only human and there is only so much you can remember. Sometimes other factors in your day — like the amount of sleep you get or your own personal life events — can distract you, causing you to miss important steps.

This is how to hire the right dental assistant for your practice

How many times have you hired a dental assistant you are excited about, only to realize a few days later that he/she isn’t what you anticipated.  Perhaps you are even in a worse situation than you were before employing them. Wasn’t it frustrating? Did you put the blame on someone? Or did you blame yourself since you were the one actually in charge of the hiring process?  Well, avoid such dental assistant recruitment pitfalls by embracing the following tips.

Three budget strategies to keep your dental team happy

How do you ensure the happiness levels of your dental team remains high even when your budget is limited? It’s obvious, not all dental practices can afford extravagant remuneration packages and keep up with the latest HR trends. As a dental office owner, you need not to worry anymore. Read to find out why…

Stop paying the dental placement agency. This is how to earn more.

If you’re working through a dental staffing agency, chances are you’re not making as much money as you could. The service may be helping you find jobs, but those jobs don’t pay what you’re really worth. While you’re not paying the placement agency directly, the agency’s fees do ultimately come out of your pocket.

The future of practice management: How AI and machine learning are shaping dental practices

The first conference regarding artificial intelligence took place in 1956. Around that time, John McCarthy, the man many believe to be the father of AI, coined the term “artificial intelligence.” Now, over fifty years later, it seems the terms “AI” and “machine learning” are everywhere. There’s a good reason for that. The technology has become a part of our everyday lives. We can get everything from fashion advice to stock tips from computers. They can even beat us at games like go, chess and Jeopardy.

What you should know about the traveling dental hygienist trend

People outside of dentistry are often surprised to learn that many dental professionals don’t have full time, permanent jobs. But registered dental hygienists (RDHs) and dental assistants know the truth. Permanent positions in dental hygiene and dental assisting aren’t always available, and many dental professionals aren’t interested in staying in one place. Whether by necessity or by choice, RDHs have pieced together work schedules through dental temp agencies for decades.

5 things to know before deciding to be a dental hygienist

A career in dental hygiene puts you in a position to help others while working in a growing, lucrative field. Working as an oral healthcare professional is a great choice for many reasons, but it’s not for everyone. Before spending the money, time and effort to become a registered dental hygienist (RDH), it’s important to know as much as possible about the job. Here are a few things to consider before jumping into an RDH training program.

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