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Appropriate Compensation for Dental Assistants

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As a dentist or a dental practice administrator, you rely on your loyal, hardworking staff of dental assistants to keep your business running. Your dental assistants are trained and certified, and they show up every day ready to work hard, treat your patients well, and support the goals of your practice. So in return for… Read more »

Benefits to Offer Your Dental Assistants

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You know that your dental assistant salary offers are on track. You conduct diligent research every year in order to determine salary averages for clinics similar to yours in your geographic area, and you know that each assistant on your staff receives a salary that’s carefully adjusted for his or her level of education and… Read more »

Three Job Search Challenges Faced by Recent Graduates

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The road to a new job is rarely smooth, no matter well qualified or experienced a candidate may be. Even mid-career and executive level job seekers usually experience a few bumps and bruises along the way, from resume rejections to awkward interviews with mismatched employers. But the job search usually takes the hardest toll on… Read more »

In-Demand Occupations in Healthcare

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You already know that healthcare is the industry for you, and you’ve already decided to spend the next several years gaining the training, degrees, certifications and licensing requirements necessary to step into an office or clinical setting and start helping patients overcome obstacles to their health. But healthcare is an enormous and sprawling field, and… Read more »

How Much Should you Be Making as a Dental Hygienist?

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A dental hygienist supports a dentist by performing routine patient cleanings, which may involve removing calcareous deposits and stains from the teeth, cleaning below the margins of the gums and making assessments of gum health, educating patients on the care of teeth and gums, and performing regular or annual procedures like charting and X-rays. Hygienists… Read more »

The Power of Networking in Healthcare

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A generation ago, managers often made their final decisions based primarily on skill sets and concrete credentials. Either the candidate had a college degree in the required subject, or she didn’t. Either he had five years of relevant experience or just one. Simple cut-offs, clear cut interview questions, and honest resumes usually led managers toward… Read more »

Seven Text Etiquette Rules for the Workplace

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Texting is now considered a ubiquitous part of professional and public life for most people, and not only are most employers communicating with their teams by text when necessary, they’re also allowing workers to access company networks using their own devices. This means that if you connect to your friends, your family, your coworkers or… Read more »

Maintain Open Communication between Healthcare Staff

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Healthcare providers and support staff have always contended with busy schedules and conflicting pressures. But during the past few years, these pressures have been on the rise, and healthcare workers are now facing more complex demands on their time and attention than ever before. So as a healthcare manager, what steps can you take to… Read more »

How the ACA Impacts Smaller Healthcare Providers

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In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or the ACA. The act is designed to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery in the US and extend affordable health insurance coverage to a larger number of previously uninsured Americans. Despite a few setbacks along the way, including concerns… Read more »

Better Luck Next Time: Following Up After a Rejection

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Professional courtesy is an important part of running a successful business, and most employers recognize the value of diplomacy when it comes to sharing difficult news with runner up candidates who aren’t ultimately selected for a position. These responsible employers acknowledge every resume they receive, even if they don’t call a given applicant in for… Read more »