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  • Episode 209: Mindfulness, mental health, and the holidays October 19, 2021
    In this episode, Lois Baker Villa joins the podcast to give her thoughts as a dental assistant of the importance of mental health, being mindful, and communicating with others. As the holidays approach, it's perhaps more important than ever to take note of your mental health and what can be done to improve it.
    Dental Assistant Nation
  • Episode 208: How dental assistants can be "action-motivated" and what that even means October 10, 2021
    It was a slip up of words, but the term "action-motivated" has stuck with IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry. Now he shares the meaning behind the words with you and why they suddenly have inspired him when it comes to dental assistants in 2021 and beyond.
    Dental Assistant Nation
  • Episode 207: The KISS method, dental assistants, and patient education October 4, 2021
    Brandi Hooker Evans, RDH-ER, MHE, joins the show to talk about keeping things simple in the practice and how that can pay big dividends for the dental assistant and the entire team. Simplicity can also play a big role in patient education and case acceptance. Join us for a fun and lively chat on an […]
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  • Episode 206: How dental assistants can help protect their dentist's license September 27, 2021
    Dayna Johnson, founder and CEO of Novonee.com, speaks all over the country to dentists about how they should be protecting their licenses. Now she joins our podcast to talk about the role the dental assistant plays in that protection as well. A must-listen episode that can benefit every dental practice.
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  • Episode 205: Ergonomics, teledentistry, and dentistry in a rural area September 20, 2021
    Cindy Purdy, RDH, joins the show to discuss three of her biggest passions (ergonomics, teledentistry, and practicing in a rural area) and how each can have an impact on dental assistants. Let's dive into some dentistry-driven topics that can matter greatly as we head into the final quarter of 2021 and beyond.
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  • Episode 204: How the dental assistant creates value through clear communication September 13, 2021
    In this episode, IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry discusses some of the topics he heard at the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) meeting in Orlando. Those topics include career paths for dental assistants, what changes are happening in the hiring crisis, and how assistants can have a bigger impact on their careers if they […]
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  • Episode 203: Looking ahead to some fun opportunities for dental assistants and dental practices September 4, 2021
    Let's look ahead to fall and some opportunities to have a little fun in your personal and professional settings, including social media. We take a look at three special October days with all sorts of possibilities to create memories for yourself, your team, and your patients. Let's look ahead and have some fun!
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  • Episode 202: The value and power of the dental assistant in today's hiring climate August 28, 2021
    In this episode, IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry takes a look at the hiring crisis, not only in dentistry, but in every aspect our society. What does this mean for dental assistants? What does this mean for the potential of their careers as we start to look ahead to the fourth quarter of 2021 and beyond? […]
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  • Episode 201: Best tips on ergonomics, avoiding pain, and extending your career August 20, 2021
    Stephanie Botts, RDH, CEAS, the owner and founder of PosturePros, joins the show to give some advice to dental assistants about ergonomics and some exercises that can help lengthen their careers and ensure they don't work in pain every day. This is a must-listen for anyone in dentistry.
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  • Episode 200: Celebrating a milestone with a game of "Would You Rather..." August 13, 2021
    The awesome dental assistant Ronda Holman from DA Rockstars Podcast stops by to play a game with IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry as a way to have some fun and celebrate the 200th episode of the Dental Assistant Nation podcast. Laugh along with us!
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