The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for dental hygienists to be aware of aerosols and spatter. In the past aerosols and spatter have been a concern, but never to the degree it is today. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a thorn in the side of dentistry since day one, however it has … [Read more...] about Aerosol and Spatter Reduction Efficacy of Mr. Thirsty® and Alternative Products
Live at the ADHA Conference Matt chats with ADHD member Laura Vanderwerf who is the current president of the Oregon Dental Hygienists Association. Laura shares her journey in dental hygiene living in various places around the country and working in a unique work setting for a dental support … [Read more...] about Giving Back At A Whole Different Level
Dr. Gina Dorfman joins me to discuss her perspectives on patient behavior, group interviews, and not managing like a witch. Could you be a micromanager and not even know it? I was one - I’ll admit it. We then talk about how patients are usually ready to commit when they contact you. I think you’ll … [Read more...] about EP 80: Micromanagers and Dental Witches with Dr. Gina Dorfman
This week on Your Dental Top 5 Podcast your host Amanda Hill, RDH is talking with Beth Shaw, RDH about the top 5 things you don’t learn in hygiene school. Episode Highlights Beth’s Top 5 Quotes “My institution was amazing, I felt so prepared for … [Read more...] about Top 5 Things You Don’t Learn In Hygiene School
We opened up talking about a Minneapolis practice that has finally reopened after last year’s riots. Hats off to Dr. Ali Barbarawi for committing to his community when many businesses fled. We then shifted to talking about specialists and why it’s been a struggle for some of them. Could the decision … [Read more...] about Why Is Everyone Picking On Specialists?
EP 18: What If A Monkey Can’t Do Your Job? Working in a dental office is hard. New employees have to learn weird terminology, work with weird tools and handle weird patients. No wonder staffing is difficult. We talked about a report from Dentalpost.net that surveyed the industry about … [Read more...] about What If A Monkey Can’t Do Your Job?
I asked Dr. Suzanne Ebert to share the horror stories and what she’s seen go wrong when dentists buy and sell practices. My listeners need to know the dark side, not just the rah rah moments. Dr. Ebert is with ADA Practice Transitions™ and has facilitated agreements with strange requirements (take … [Read more...] about Minimizing the Unexpected Parts of Practice Sales
Let’s talk about the Monarch CleanStream Evacuation System Cleaner! Get your suction power back and limit waste with this system! … [Read more...] about Monarch CleanStream – Chairside Chat
We are survey junkies - we admit it. The latest Oral Health Projections report was released which projects our workforce through 2030. With unemployment and COBRA benefits extending further into 2021, some employees are thinking that there is no rush to return. Schools are opening slowly which is … [Read more...] about EP 16: A Disturbance in the Dental Force
Everyone has a few life rules that shape how they act, interact and react. One of my personal rules is that I wait 24 hours before making any big decisions or purchases. This can be very hard in a world with so much available instant gratification. I look back on some of the biggest decisions I’ve … [Read more...] about EP 73: Why I Have A 24 Hour Rule