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  • Episode 198: An honest discussion about mental health in dentistry July 23, 2021
    Holly Anne Mitchell from DentalAvengers.com joins the show to talk about her own journey through the ups and downs of mental health and why she is so passionate about helping dental professionals ensure their mental health is on solid ground. Some great advice for every dental assistant in this episode!
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  • Episode 197: Examining the dental assistant's role in today's dental practice July 19, 2021
    How did COVID-19 change the role of the dental assistant in the practice? What opportunities are available today that maybe weren't before the pandemic? Kevin Henry and Tom Viola, RPh, sit down for a frank conversation on the value of the dental assistant in today's dental practice and the opportunities that are available.
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  • Episode 196: Dental assistants, patient relationships, and product recommendations July 8, 2021
    In this episode, Machell Hudson, RDH, joins the show to discuss the influence she has seen assistants have in her practice and how it has evolved. She also discusses the role assistants have with product recommendations and being the bridge between the patient and the dentist.
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  • Episode 195: Helping your dental patients during and after cancer treatment July 1, 2021
    In this episode, Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH, of Side Effect Support, LLC, discusses the importance of what dental assistants do for their patients during and after a cancer diagnosis. While oral cancer is often discussed when it comes to dentistry, more needs to be known about helping patients who are battling any kind of cancer. That's […]
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  • Episode 194: FDA's historic approval: How it affects your dental patients June 27, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) oral pellets for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children aged 3 months to less than 12 years. Viola discusses what dental practices need to know about this.
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  • Episode 193: How she went from dental assistant to dental consultant June 24, 2021
    In this episode, Nichole Thompson, an executive coach with Fortune Management, discusses her journey from dental assistant to dental consultant, what it took to move her along her journey, and what advice she would give to others who wanted to follow the same path.
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  • Episode 192: What OSHA's new workplace safety rule means for dental practices June 16, 2021
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a mandatory workplace safety rule aimed at protecting workers from COVID-19. What does this mean for dental practices? We asked infection control expert Mary Govoni, MBA, RDH, CDA for her thoughts.
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  • Episode 191: Talking infection control with The Compliance Divas May 23, 2021
    In this episode, four experts in dental infection control sit down with IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry to talk about keeping dental teams and patients safe in the wake of COVID-19. These four experts have formed The Compliance Divas and we talk about what dentistry needs to know when it comes to infection control in today's […]
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  • Episode 190: A new link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's? April 29, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to discuss a new link in the oral-systemic connection and what it could mean for your patients, especially those with a history of Alzheimer's disease in their family tree.
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  • Episode 189: The dental team and eating habits on the go April 23, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about a study regarding eating habits and how it can pertain to the dental practice. Thinking it's OK to shove in a sandwich on the go? Sure. you may be crunched for time, but you might want to also listen to what scientists are […]
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