dental assistant requirements in new hampshire

Dental Assistant Requirements in New Hampshire

February 28, 2023

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in New Hampshire to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for…

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problem-solving vs listening

Problem-Solving vs Listening: When We Get it Wrong

February 27, 2023

By: Julie Kellogg I walked into the treatment room and greeted my patient. He said, “You know that tooth we are going to work on? The gums have gotten really irritated around it.” Hmmm, I thought, that seems odd. It’s not what I would expect. To my patient, I said, “Let’s take a look.” He…

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job opportunities for dental associates

Choices for the Associate Dentist with Job Opportunities

February 21, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen In today’s world of dentistry, there are so many more choices for the associate than in years past when most dental practices were owned by a solo dentist or partnership owned. Let’s take a look at the job opportunities in today’s marketplace. Job Opportunities for the Associate Dentist For today’s associates, some…

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minority interest in a dental practice

Acquisition of a Minority Interest in a Dental Practice

February 20, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen As a dental school graduate looking for an opportunity to begin work as an associate dentist is one of the most important matters as you search for the best job available. That job would offer the best compensation package, benefits, and potentially a timeline for the acquisition of the dental practice for…

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orthodontics vs. restorative

Orthodontic Aligners vs. Restorative

February 15, 2023

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D

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are cavities genetic

Are Cavities Genetic?

February 13, 2023

By: Dr. Julie Kellogg You walk into the treatment room and introduce yourself to your newest patient. “Doc, I always get cavities. I guess I inherited soft teeth from my mother.” How do you respond to this? Are Cavities Genetic? The top result of a google search says this, “About 60% of the risk for…

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pros and cons of joining a dso

Pros & Cons of Joining a DSO

February 7, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen The good, the bad, and the ugly when joining a DSO as an associate dentist. As if an opportunity for employment as an associate dentist is not scary enough for the young dental school graduate, now DSOs are actively pursuing them with some terrific offers of compensation and clinical opportunities. They are…

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working with a DSO

Why This Young Dentist Went With a DSO

February 6, 2023

By: Hannah Crowell Dental students are not encouraged to pursue a career with a DSO (dental support organization). In fact, they are most actively discouraged to sign with one. You’ll hear things like, To be fair – these statements could more accurately be said about dental schools. My Story Never have I felt so burnt…

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Child brushing teeth

Ranking the States with the Best and Worst Dental Health 2023

February 3, 2023

Starting children off right with good oral health habits (including proper brushing and flossing) can help ensure they have the best chance of a lifetime of excellent dental health. So which states are doing the best job of helping their children get their lives off on the right foot when it comes to proper oral…

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communicating in difficult situations

Communicating in Difficult Situations: Part 2

February 2, 2023

By: Savanah Craig Communicating with patients can be more challenging than doing dentistry at times I’ve noticed that some types of patient encounters happen more often than not. While I don’t believe that you can win over every single patient, I think in certain circumstances we can help to redirect some of these patients’ concerns…

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