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5 ways to improve leadership
December 2, 2021 -- Leadership is situational. There is no one method, approach, or answer. But leadership does need to change as the environment changes. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes five ways to improve your leadership skills in the COVID-19 pandemic era. Read More
HPI: Staffing affecting dentistry's full COVID-19 recovery
December 1, 2021 -- Patient volume is ticking up closer to pre-COVID-19 levels; however, staffing is one of the major factors keeping dentistry from making a full recovery, according to new poll results released in November by the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: Staff longevity
December 1, 2021 -- Staffing will be the No. 1 challenge facing dentistry for the next five to 10 years, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. One of the simplest ways to address that shortage is to keep the staff you already have. Read More
Kellogg touts new book on dental therapy
November 18, 2021 -- The Kellogg Foundation has released a new e-book that tells the origin story of the dental therapy movement as the foundation worked to improve care for underserved people in Alaska Native communities. Read More
Second Opinion: Hygienist rebuffs Ill. dental lobbyist
November 17, 2021 -- When asked about hygienists providing preventive dental care in nursing homes, one dental lobbyist said, "I just don't feel anybody with a two-year associate's degree is medically qualified to correct your health." Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, gives a scathing response in this Second Opinion piece. Read More
Tenn. seeks to boost number of dental school graduates
November 15, 2021 -- The Tennessee Department of Health has proposed a $94 million project that would expand dental school class sizes and forgive tuition for those students who end up working in areas of high need for dental care. Read More
3 major trends discussed at the 2021 DTA meeting
November 12, 2021 -- SAN DIEGO - Dentistry's movers and shakers came together in San Diego to discuss the present and future of dentistry at the 2021 Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) meeting. The conversation focused on major industry trends, including pandemic recovery, Medicare, and dental service organizations. Read More
Do's and don'ts for coming through the hiring shortage
November 4, 2021 -- Every day, numerous headlines tell the same story -- the persistence and impact of labor challenges affecting companies and organizations across industries. Human resources and management expert John Murphy shares some do's and don'ts for hiring and retaining top dental talent. Read More
Second Opinion: The right DSO partner can alleviate office management issues
October 27, 2021 -- Being an owner dentist is harder than ever with personal protective equipment protocols, staffing shortages, and increasing costs. In this opinion piece, Lightwave CEO Justin Jory argues that partnering with a dental service organization (DSO) can help dentists refocus on patient care. Read More
Can unbiased hiring help fix the pay gap?
October 21, 2021 -- October 21 is Latina equal pay day -- the day when the average annual pay for Latina women working full-time equals what white, non-Hispanic men earned the year prior. To mark the event, we spoke with DentalPost CEO Tonya Lanthier, RDH, about pay gaps and the importance of diverse dental teams. Read More
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