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  • Episode 179: COVID-19, zinc, vitamins, and more: An update from Tom Viola February 24, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to break down two pieces of news that could impact your patients and every member of the dental team. #TogetherWeRise
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  • Episode 178: What one dental assistant told us about the drama in her practice February 20, 2021
    In this episode, Kevin Henry reads a letter from a dental assistant who describes the drama in her dental practice. Then Kevin and Dr. David Rice share the advice they gave to this assistant. If you've ever dealt with drama in your practice, this episode is for you!
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  • Episode 177: OTC medications and the COVID-19 vaccine February 16, 2021
    Tom Viola, RPh, dental's pharmacology expert, joins the show to discuss what he is hearing about over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief and taking it before and/or after the COVID-19 vaccine is administered. An interesting listen for dental assistants and their colleagues to hear as it impacts them and their patients. #IgniteDA #TogetherWeRise
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  • Episode 176: Will this bill be part of dentistry's future? February 9, 2021
    In this episode, Teresa Duncan joins the show to discuss a bill proposed in Congress that would allow for audio-only telehealth services to count toward Medicare Advantage risk adjustment. What does this mean for the dental practice? Duncan offers her thoughts and predictions. #TogetherWeRise
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  • Episode 175: Dental assistants and their roles with clear aligners February 1, 2021
    Allison Lacoursiere, the clear aligner coach, joins the podcast to talk about current trends with clear aligners and what assistants can do to help their patients with this technology and become even more valuable to the dental practice. #TogetherWeRise
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  • Episode 174: COVID-19 and teeth, teledentistry, and more January 26, 2021
    Dr. Katina Spadoni, a practicing dentist, dental director at Anthem, and strong believer in the power of teledentistry joins the podcast to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the industry and what she sees for teledentistry and that technology moving forward.
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  • Episode 173: Discussing the relationship between the dental assistant and dental sales rep January 20, 2021
    In this episode, long-time dental sales representative Dan Duke stops by the podcast to talk about building relationships with dental assistants, how the dental rep and assistant should view each other, and how assistants can be more proficient in what they do. Our thanks to Patterson Dental for their partnership and the love they show […]
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  • Episode 172: One person's path from dental assistant to practice administrator January 15, 2021
    Terri Lenihan, CDPMA, FAADOM, joins the podcast to talk about her career and her transition from dental assistant to office manager to practice administrator. What did it take for her to succeed? What was it like? We ask her these questions and more as we discuss her journey from DA to PA. #TogetherWeRise
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  • Episode 171: What your dental practice needs to know about Serotonin syndrome January 7, 2021
    According to the Mayo Clinic, "Serotonin syndrome occurs when you take medications that cause high levels of the chemical serotonin to accumulate in your body." This is something that all dental practices should be aware of, and Tom Viola, RPh, dental's pharmacology expert, is here to discuss what you need to know and why you […]
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  • Episode 170: What new findings on bisphosphonates could mean for your dental patients January 3, 2021
    Before the holidays, some new findings on bisphosphonates were released. In this podcast, Tom Viola, RPh, shares his thoughts on what the study means and what it could mean for your dental patients. He also discusses how this could be another opportunity for collaboration between medical and dental practitioners.
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