phased dental treatments

How Phased Therapy Elevates Your Single Tooth Dentistry Every Time

March 15, 2022

By: Kevin Muench DMD, MAGD Time can work against you, or it can work for you if phased therapy is the proposed treatment. Though it seems simpler than a full mouth reconstruction, single tooth dentistry can take years to achieve the desired outcome. For this reason, we must bolster our communication and relationship skills. So, what can…

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leading an old team as a new dentist

How to Lead an Old Team as a New Dentist

March 8, 2022

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD So you’ve graduated dental school, gotten your DDS or DMD degree, and obtained your license. Now, you are a doctor. You’ve started your first job, yet the staff doesn’t seem to see you as a leader in the office. You may even feel like they know more than you, even though…

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great dental customer service

How to Have Great Customer Service

March 7, 2022

By: Katie Klaes Disney is commonly referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” People visit Disney for any number of reasons: birthdays, proposals, honeymoons, graduations, or simply to make family memories that will last a lifetime. Do you think these customers have high expectations? You bet they do. How to Provide Excellent Customer Service…

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infection control

Prevent Infection Control Breaches with an Infection Control Coordinator

March 2, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH Despite the emphasis on infection prevention being “prevention,” it is unfortunately inevitable that infection control breaches occur from time to time. The handling of these incidents can have a significant impact on patients, staff, and the dental office itself. You may be tempted just to sweep it under the rug or…

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what is your why

What is your why?

March 2, 2022

By: Mohammed Hammoud Many of us are confronted with hopeless situations in which we no longer feel guided. Whether it be rejection from dental school to not feeling passionate about our future choices, we ask ourselves, why? It creates a sense of frustration because we fell short of our dreams. In most cases, people give…

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ICC

Having an Infection Control Coordinator can save you money!

February 25, 2022

We already know that infection control is paramount for creating safe dental visits by ensuring the safety of patients and staff. Both OSHA and the CDC also support the role of the ICC, with recommendations that every office should have one on-site. But aside from dental office safety, having an Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) to…

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infection control coordinator

Infection Control Coordinator Training

February 22, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH There has been a great deal of development in the subject of infection control (IC) over the last century as we have grown to understand the concept. We know how it affects the quality of treatment and overall dental office safety. Over time, research on infection control prevention and management…

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infection control coordinator

Let 2022 be the year of the Infection Control Coordinator

February 17, 2022

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH Infection control (IC) is vital to protect the health and well-being of both patients and staff in any successful dental practice. It should be a priority to appoint at least one infection control coordinator (ICC) responsible for the safe delivery of care. What is an Infection Control Coordinator? The CDC…

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hippa updates

HIPAA in 2022: What’s on the horizon?

February 15, 2022

By: Linda Harvey, MS, RDH Note to Reader: This blog is an excerpt of an article originally published on DentistryIQ. In case you weren’t aware, there are a number of HIPAA updates on the horizon. That’s because patient rights, data security, and digital transformations are mutating as quickly as the COVID variants. Table of Contents:…

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This Will Supercharge Your Impact In Dentistry – It Did Mine!

February 9, 2022

This post originally appeared on Dew.life  By: Julie Friesen  What does making an impact in dentistry look like to you? Who do you want to influence the most? How can you make a difference in the work that you do? These are tough questions to ponder but I know if you are reading this, you…

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