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  • Episode 237: What to do when you feel overstretched in the dental practice May 21, 2022
    In this episode, IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry looks at the current dental industry landscape and how dental assistants are being asked to do more today than ever before. What can dental assistants do to help avoid being overstretched in their duties? If they reach that point, how can they deal with additional duties? We talk […]
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  • Episode 236: What we're hearing about dental assistants and the job market May 16, 2022
    In this episode, IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry is back from some travel and shares what he heard at dental trade shows about the dental job market and what it means for dental assistants around the country.
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  • Episode 235: Dental assistants, education, and what comes next May 8, 2022
    In this episode, Dr. Theresa Groody joins the show to discuss current trends in dental assistant education and how the next generation of the dental assisting profession is being prepared for their careers. We also talk about the key steps of continuing the education journey once dental assistants have begun their career.
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  • Episode 234: 5 things every dentist wishes the assistant knew May 2, 2022
    In this episode, Dr. Yvette Weir joins the show to discuss how she has developed a close working bond with her assistant and what is expected from each other in the practice. She also discusses what non-clinical traits are critical for every dental assistant to possess.
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  • Episode 233: A dentist's take on empowering dental assistants April 23, 2022
    Dr. Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, a Board Certified Periodontist, is the owner and CEO of Periodontal and Implant Associates, Inc., located in Cullman, AL. In this episode, she joins the show to discuss why dental assistants should always feel empowered in their practices and how she works with her team to accomplish this goal every day.
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  • Episode 232: Ethics and today's dental assistant April 12, 2022
    Susan Gunn, CFE, is a speaker, author, consultant, and certified fraud examiner. She speaks around the country on the matter of ethics in the dental practice, and that's what we discuss in this episode. How have ethics changed since COVID-19? What are ethics like in today's dental practice versus the one from a decade ago? […]
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  • Episode 231: Dental assistants and the Bermuda Triangle in the practice April 3, 2022
    Katie Burkett, the managing partner and executive coach for Fortune Management as well as a former dental office manager, joins the show to discuss communication in the practice and the role she sees dental assistants playing in leadership as dentistry continues to advance. For more information on her April 14 event, drop an email to […]
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  • Episode 230: What you need to know about becoming a dental infection control coordinator March 26, 2022
    In this episode, Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, joins the show to talk about the growing role of the infection control coordinator in the practice. What is it? Would it be a fit for any dental assistant? What impact can it have on the practice and patients? We talk about these questions and more.
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  • Episode 229: Simple tips on how dental assistants can help keep patients healthy March 21, 2022
    In this episode, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, the chief editor of Dental Economics magazine, stops by to discuss the ways that she believes dental assistants impact their patients during and after every visit. She shares some things that she has seen work in her practice, and tips that she believes can benefit every dental assistant.
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  • Episode 228: CDC guidelines and updates ... what do dental practices do now? March 11, 2022
    Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA, returns to the show to discuss what dental practices should be doing about masking in the business now that we have reached another phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses the role of dental assistants and how important communication within the team and with patients about any changes to policy […]
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