Many people can attest to the feeling of dread that overcomes them when they need to get their teeth fixed. After all, nobody wants to hear that their cavities need to be filled again. Thoughts of silver fillings can bring back unpleasant memories. However, due...

You breathe out a sigh of relief as the interview process is over. You have gotten through all the interviews and hurdles and have landed that new job. You feel on top of the world! However, now you might find yourself wondering about how to...

Oral cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S. This terrible disease has a survival rate of about 60%. With an estimated 30,000 cases diagnosed annually, it is clear why the issue is concerning to many in the medical field....

To the layman, a dental assistant and dental hygienist might appear identical. At first glance, they both seem to be helping dentists in carrying out their duties, so what is the difference? The first thing that is important to note is that the level of...

People are creatures of habit, and we all have our routines, from the smallest things, like the way we like our coffee to the way we approach our work. However, stability and predictability are not what life is made of. Being able to adjust is...

Successful people (including dental assistants) share a thirst for knowledge, and the way to quench your thirst is by taking continuing education (CE) courses. According to the Dale Foundation research, CE helps both the assistant and the entire practice thrive. Also, it’s found that 87%...

Bullying is an issue not only found in schoolyards; it can be a workplace problem as well. However, many studies have proven that there’s a fine line between bullying and strong management. It may be difficult sometimes to know if bullying is actually happening. Typically,...

Electronic cigarettes, e-cigs, or vaporizers have been marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes since the early 2000s (when they debuted on the market). These devices are battery-powered and work by heating a mixture of liquid (glycerol or glycol), flavoring, and nicotine into a vapor...

Employees tend to get nervous or uncomfortable upon hearing the word accountability because they think it involves providing excuses and assigning blame. The truth is that nothing would get done if no one took responsibility. But accountability means giving employees the tools to help them...