Hygiene
OnDiem, HLT to offer dental career development tools
September 2, 2020 -- OnDiem is teaming up with mobile dental study app developer Higher Learning Technologies (HLT) to provide career development resources to dentists and hygienists.
4 tips on hiring for your dental practice during a pandemic
August 26, 2020 -- After working with practices throughout the mid-Atlantic region, dental consultant Malika Azargoon has discovered what is working for dental practices that are hiring right now -- and what isn't. She gives four pieces of advice that can help dental practices overcome some of the hurdles in the hiring process.  Discuss
7 tips to help you avoid bad hires
July 30, 2020 -- Few people enjoy the hiring process in the dental practice, which is one reason why dentists seem to move through it at lightning speed. Sally McKenzie offers some advice on how to find the right candidate, rather than simply looking to fill the position quickly.  Discuss
3 candidates to avoid during the current hiring crisis
July 9, 2020 -- The flirt. The oversharer. The unenthusiastic. If any of these three types of people show up to your practice for a job interview, make sure you don't fall for their traps, writes Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH.  Discuss
Lessons from the 2008 recession to help practices navigate COVID-19
April 24, 2020 -- The Great Recession of 2008-2009 is not an exact analogy to the COVID-19 crisis. However, there are lessons that can be learned from the last economic downturn, especially as it appears that this one will be even deeper. Dr. Roger P. Levin gives his thoughts on the history and lessons every dentist should know.  Discuss
Podcast: The mindset of the dental assistant during the COVID-19 crisis
April 21, 2020 -- How has the dental business been changed by COVID-19? Some dental assistants are wondering about going back to work, and when and if it will really be safe to do so. In this podcast, Dr. David Rice and Kevin Henry discuss some of the mental pictures they are hearing being drawn by assistants and offer their best advice.  Discuss
Boon offers referral fee for temporary staffing site
April 1, 2020 -- Staffing website Boon is offering a $100 referral fee to any dentist or team member who refers a practice to its organization.
Dental associations' opposition to advanced practice providers is bad for dentists, patients
January 23, 2020 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss writes that it's time for dentistry to emulate the medical profession and support the licensure of advanced practice providers to improve access to care, lower costs, increase productivity, and enhance professional and public satisfaction.  Discuss
New Calif. law requires lactation accommodations at work
December 19, 2019 -- A new California law takes effect on January 1 that requires workplaces to provide certain lactation accommodations for employees. The law also expands protections for nursing mothers and increases penalties for those businesses that fail to comply with the requirements.  Discuss
Mich. raises bonuses to lure dentists to state facilities
December 12, 2019 -- The Michigan Civil Service Commission has doubled hiring bonuses to $10,000 to attract dentists to positions at state facilities, including prisons.
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
NYS Mandated Infection Control
September 24
Syracuse, New York United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
October 16
Denver, Colorado United States
ACLS Training for Dentists and Staff
November 13
Dallas, Texas United States