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  • Episode 254: How dental assistants can be a differentiator September 25, 2022
    In this episode, practice management consultant Dayna Johnson joins the show to discuss the value of dental assistants (and dental practices) standing out from the crowd. What is the differentiator for every dental assistant? It always varies, but Johnson shares what she has seen in some practices. Learn more about her at www.novonee.com.
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  • Episode 253: 3 life lessons learned on Chicago's Red Line September 20, 2022
    In this episode, Kevin Henry details a recent trip to Chicago where being stuck on the Red Line underground for 70 minutes provided him three life lessons to share with every dental assistant. Life doesn't always go according to plan so how do we adjust? Let's talk about that and more in this episode.
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  • Episode 252: Diversity in the dental practice and patient base September 12, 2022
    In this episode, Dr. Jane Whang from Benevis joins the podcast to discuss how dental assistants can help their patients who might not have the economic advantages that some of their other patients might enjoy. She details a white paper produced on the subject that should be of interest to all in the dental industry. […]
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  • Episode 251: Tips for working pain-free in dentistry with Brianne Novaes September 4, 2022
    Brianne Novaes joins the show to give some tips to dental assistants on how they can be more pain-free. From stretching to exercise, we have you covered in this informative interview. For Brianne's YouTube channel —https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgdjfrUr6t7ynMHddEa7SZQ For Brianne's Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/built_by_brianne/
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  • Episode 250: Real talk about burnout in the dental industry August 28, 2022
    We celebrate our 250th episode by tackling one of the topics in dentistry that has impacted everyone at some point in their careers. Dr. Laura Brenner shares her own story of burnout and how she is now helping dental professionals get through their struggles. Learn more about her at lolabeescareercoaching.com.
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  • Episode 249: CDC guidelines for school, monkeypox, polio, and more August 20, 2022
    A timely talk with one of dentistry's leading infection control experts, Mary Govoni, RDH, CDA, as we dive into what the CDC guidelines for going back to school have to do with dentistry and talk about two big health issues in the news — monkeypox and polio. This is a must-listen for any dental professional.
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  • Episode 248: An education opportunity for today's dental assistant August 14, 2022
    In this episode, Dr. Brenda Shah joins the podcast to discuss the value of education for today's dental assistant and what dental assistants can expect when they visit ADA SmileCon 2022 in Houston. Dental Assistant Nation will be there, so plan to visit us on podcast row!
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  • Episode 247: Beta carotene, vitamin E, and an interesting warning August 7, 2022
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, returns to the show to share some interesting words recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association about beta carotene and vitamin E and what the US Preventive Services Task Force is saying about them. This is a must-listen for dental professionals not only for themselves but […]
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  • Episode 246: The future of dental assisting from the classroom's perspective July 31, 2022
    Lisa Hays, CDA, a dental assisting instructor at Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield, Mo., joins the show to discuss what is important to the next generation of dental assistants and how she has seen education change through the years. What are some of the biggest worries she is hearing from future DAs? We talk about […]
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  • Episode 245: Dental anesthesia and the assistant's role July 24, 2022
    Tina Clarke, RDH, joins the show to discuss her years of teaching anesthesia for dentistry and some of the biggest lessons she has shared with dental assistants through the years.
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