ADAA Update November 2017 Leading a large professional organization representing hundreds of thousands of dental assistants can be overwhelming at times, but a wonderful personal experience. Many have said, "But it should be easier the second time around;" but is it really? One would think that yes, it should be easier with emphasis on the word "should." Different times, different members serving in leadership roles, and different challenging issues make the second time around very different than the first, especially in the wake of troubling years.READ MORE
ADAA and PDAEF This live webinar is APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CE CREDIT and is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with practice management principles of customer/patient satisfaction. The role of the dental assistant and how she/he can enhance the patient's overall clinical and office experience will be discussed.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ As part of a complete marketing effort for your dental practice, adding your information to local directory listings is very important. It will help get your practice at the top of the list of local searches. Are you familiar with online local directories?READ MORE
IgniteDA I don't know about you. but I am super excited about the release of "Justice League" tomorrow. Growing up. I rarely missed "Super Friends" on Saturday so to be able to see the Flash. Wonder Woman. Batman. Aquaman. Cyborg and Superman come together on the big screen is making me feel like a 10-year-old kid again. And yes. I already have my tickets purchased for a showing on Friday night.READ MORE
Specialty Practice Management is a complete solution that offers a rapid return on your investment and improved satisfaction among your staff. Practices with 10 or fewer providers turn to this solution to manage self-pay accounts and eliminate the common mistakes that delay insurance reimbursement.
Bite Magazine Many people are keen on recycling oral care products. Helping patients and the broader community do just that is yet another way dentists can help minimize their environmental footprint. While more and more dental practices are going green — from safely recycling amalgams and other professional dental materials to energy efficient lighting, water reduction and filtration and paperless offices, there's always more that can be done.READ MORE
Dental Aegis Oral Health America and the ADA Health Policy Institute have released an infographic summarizing the preferences of adults aged 50+ for adding dental coverage as a benefit in Medicare. Currently, more than 55 million older adults access healthcare services through Medicare; however, they are limited when it comes to accessing oral health. READ MORE
Geek.com There are all kinds of high-tech ways to brush your teeth these days, but flossing? Not quite so many options, but a company called Blizzident wants to simply that part of your oral hygiene routine. How? By 3-D printing you a crazy customized flossing device. They call it 3D-Flosser, and they say it can floss your entire mouth in seconds. All you have to do is bite down and release and you're done.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ It's no surprise that dental equipment is one of the most significant expenses for a practice. The average cost of a complete dental chair set-up can cost up to $14,000. At some point, however, continually repairing old equipment becomes a waste of money. So, how do you prolong the life of equipment? What systems should be in place to help you determine when that old chair needs to go? At what point does it make sense to buy new? Answering these questions requires considering several key factors.READ MORE
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