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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...

Most successful dentists face these 5 challenges

Business, as usual in the dental practice, may look straightforward and profitable to the patients who have a seat in the reception room.  After all, the fees seem high no matter what is provided in care, and patients think that dentists are wealthy and can afford luxury items like expensive cars and beautiful homes.  What isn't known to outsiders is the struggle for success that ensues for years before a dentist can purchase the American dream of homeownership, lovely things, and money to invest.

Considering doing a dental assistant course? Ask yourself these questions

It is recommended to enroll in an accredited dental assisting course as the best choice of action to pursue a career as a dental assistant. The more professional the training and education, the better the opportunity to land a good job.  

This dentist shares how you should hire smart or fire stupid

The most challenging task of the dentist CEO is putting together the best dental team.  Even though each person is hired individually based on their own merits, they must come together as a cohesive and synergistic team.

These are the skills specialized dental assistants need

In the general dental practice, the dental assistant must have the necessary skills that include using four-handed dentistry techniques. The term four-handed dentistry describes the seated dentist and the chair-side assistant working in harmony as an efficient team.  On direct demand from the doctor, the assistant will pass the correct dental instruments, mix types of cement and impression materials when needed all while making sure the field of vision is kept clear for the dentist to see and to work.

Want more revenue for your dental practice? Think outside the box!

If your hobby is dentistry and you have another profession that brings in money don’t read this article.

This will make you reconsider traditional dental temp agencies

Faced with hiring a new dental assistant? Asking someone else to choose prospective employees for your practice may make some dentists nervous.  What would make an employment agency good at selecting qualified applicants than yourself? After all, you are a doctor, and it surely isn't harder than a three-root endodontic procedure.  Or is it?

Recruiting and managing dental staff is hard, these shortcuts will save you time

Among the meaningful things you can do for your dental practice is to recruit the right employees. A good employee will not only promote cohesiveness and positivity to your practice but also affect your success in patient retention and referrals.

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.

This is how to boost your career in dental assisting today

After completing an accredited course in dental assisting from a local community college or technical college you may feel you are ready to embark upon your new career as a dental assistant. You will quickly learn that this is just a small step into your new world. It is often said that experience is the best teacher and in dental assisting each patient encounter will teach the dental assistant something new.  

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.   

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